Is he going to help me?
Had a partner at a consulting firm refer me for an interview, I've been updating him in the recruiting process, telling him when I had the conversation with HR, when I had my first round interview. But I haven't heard back from the first round (they said 2 weeks, it's pushing 3) which I assume is a bad sign.
I just got an email from the partner asking if there are any "updates". Should I reply and slyly ask if there's some way he can put in a good enough word to move me to the second round (not sure how I would do this smoothly).
Edit: I should add this is a pretty big firm, so not sure if he actually knows the person I interviewed with or the HR person...