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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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  • 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.

  • 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 Bobby Digital
    asiamoney's picture

    Bobby Digital wrote:
    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.

  • notaspammer'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.