Disheartened with my SA24 outcomes so far
Have been applying for most SA24 programmes in London. I have a specific interest in
Despite this, I’ve either been rejected from several banks, haven’t heard back at all for a couple weeks (basically silently dinged), or haven’t got past the HireVue stage. This was the same earlier in the year / last year when I was applying for spring weeks. I go to a semi-target which has been increasingly recognised by recruiters in the past few years, and
I get that the recruitment environment is really tough right now, and that it is more competitive than ever, as well as the fact that we are still pretty early in the process for London, and I definitely don’t want to seem entitled, because that’s the last thing I am. But I feel like I have a pretty competitive profile and have built a solid network that have told me they like my profile / background and have offered to help me through recruitment, so I’m not really sure where I’m going wrong. I’m sure it would help if I was on track for a 1st at LSE, so maybe I’m just not a competitive enough applicant, but I’m sure many can relate; it’s tough to put endless hours into filling out forms, structuring preliminary questions, doing assessments, constantly revising your CV etc. only to get absolutely nowhere. Any advice / insight / people with similar predicaments would be appreciated.