Posted a similar thing in the "Get a Job" section, but it didn't get much traction, I thought I would try it again here.
Had a 10 minute or so interview with someone who was supposed to guide me to the appropriate entry-level recruiting arm of a consulting firm. There weren't any, just "what kind of position do you want?" "What are you doing now" etc. This was after a partner offered to serve as my referral for the interview. I did great in the info interview with the partner but the interview with the HR person was pretty bad, I sounded nervous, not articulate, fumbled a couple of easy questions. It's been about two weeks and I haven't heard back yet. Does this mean I'm essentially out, or are they just taking a while and the fact that a partner referred me will essentially get me to the second round? I'm thinking to follow up next Tuesday if I don't hear anything. Should I follow up to the partner that referred me or to the HR person? The HR person mentioned at the end of the interview "I know we had a pretty successful recruiting season" which seems to me to say "you're not getting the job." Thoughts?