I have been job searching for a permanent position after I graduate. Through some unexpected networking sources, I got an "in" on a Judge that was looking for a clerk and needed to have it done within a month. I turned in my materials, and then sent another copy a week afterwards when my contact let me know the Judge had asked for a replacement for the first copy which was lost in a system crash. I then received almost immediately an email that said:
"We have received your resume, writing sample, and cover letter and we thank you for your interest in a law clerk position. However, we are in need of a law clerk immediately. We will keep your resume on file for future reference. Thank you so very much for your interest."
So it turned out my contact had misunderstood that when the Judge said he need to find a law clerk soon, he meant he needed them to start immediately, not just hire them quickly for whatever reason (I just assumed there was a budget reason or a deadline). I'm trying to respond now to indicate thankfulness and wish them luck on filling the position, but I'm not sure how to address the fact that I wasn't even eligible for the job (oops!).
Anyone have any ideas? I keep re-writing and deleting even though I know it isn't a big deal