Packaging, Delivery, and Follow Up


Packaging and Delivery

  • Follow employer’s instructions
  • If no instructions,
    • Send cover letter and resume
    • Convert resume and cover letter into one pdf, if possible
    • Email materials
  • Sample subject line: “Yale Law School Student [or Graduate] Seeking [Summer] Position”
  • Body of email should be a brief introduction Attach cover letter and resume to email

Follow Up

  • Email employer 2-3 weeks after applying
    • Confirm employer has received your application
    • Inquire about status of hiring
    • Mention plans to be in area
  • Follow up particularly important with government and public interest employers which often do not have dedicated recruiting departments