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Hey all. I sent out too many cold-emails at one firm and just got and email asking me to cease emailing. Am I screwed? Am I done with this bank?

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Comments (21)

  • IbankerWannabe's picture

    It's a pretty big bank and I have a call scheduled with their M&A head. Still no hope?

  • In reply to IbankerWannabe
    blackjack21's picture

    IbankerWannabe:
    It's a pretty big bank and I have a call scheduled with their M&A head. Still no hope?

    Well then this was a success. Why would you do more than a few people at this bank anyway? M&A head is good stuff, but how many e-mails did you send lol

  • OGBanker's picture

    Why so many cold emails?
    ...And how did you get a call with the head of M&A? ...And if you had a call scheduled with the head of M&A then why did you feel the need to send out so many cold emails? ...And did you send out all of the cold emails within the same short span of time? ...And if so, why did you do that instead of trying to do a few at a time, space them out, and give them time to respond? ...And did you cold email a bunch of people within the same group? At the same time? And if so, why did you do that instead of limiting your cold emails to a couple of people in each various group, as they're not likely to talk to each other and bitch about some kid cold emailing them and realizing they all got emails and then decide to ignore you thinking you're Jo-Jo the Crazy Circus Monkey?

    I would imagine the email from HR probably means they feel something like...someone asking a bunch of rapid fire presumptuous questions without giving you any time to respond...coming across as weird and annoying.

  • Bobby Digital's picture

    Christ. Yes, you're screwed. The M&A head probably took the call to tell you to quit harassing his employees. I know that many people swear by cold emails but I think it reeks of desperation. Would never do it personally. At least start with a LinkedIn connection or something. Good luck.

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  • yeahright's picture

    I wish I could of been there to see your face when you received a cease emailing email from HR. Too funny

    Frank Sinatra - "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."

  • In reply to yeahright
    prospie's picture

    yeahright:
    I wish I could of been there to see your face when you received a cease emailing email from HR. Too funny
    This definitely made me chuckle.
  • In reply to Bobby Digital
    asiamoney's picture

    Bobby Digital:
    Christ. Yes, you're screwed. The M&A head probably took the call to tell you to quit harassing his employees. I know that many people swear by cold emails but I think it reeks of desperation. Would never do it personally. At least start with a LinkedIn connection or something. Good luck.

    I don't think the M&A head would waste his time by taking the call just to tell some kid off for networking... who knows if anything will come of it but it's definitely a good sign in my opinion.

    Anyways, obviously stop sending more emails to the firm, see what comes from what you've already done. Learn the lesson to be learned here, and send fewer emails to other places in the future.

  • kidflash's picture

    how many did you send...

  • TNA's picture

    Have a good call and cool it with the emails. Send out a handful a week or so, that way you can learn from mistakes, set up networking calls and tailor your emails. Mass emails are impersonal and don't give you an opportunity to adjust.

  • Monkey Junior Banker's picture

    Keep emailing them. Probably they are just testing how persistent you are...

  • OMS's picture

    im curious to know how many emails you actually sent to them to email you back to stop.

  • SoCalRE's picture

    Hahaha I spaced out some with one firm over the course of a few weeks like I do with every other. But after I emailed the fourth person (this was over the span of a month) they just sent me a link to their online app and said "we appreciate your enthusiasm to apply for the analyst position, use this link."

    Funny thing is, I ended up getting an interview there but fucked it up. So maybe there is some hope for you.

  • WalMartShopper's picture

    this is obviously a troll post.

    If the glove don't fit, you must acquit!

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