I’ve had recruiters approach me with a few roles. If I find one interesting, I’ll express my interest to the recruiter. Have done this on 1-2 roles. After expressing my interest, the recruiter confirms and says “sounds good, we’ll keep you updated on next steps”. From there, it’s usually crickets. Should I follow up with the recruiter or does it mean that the company wasn’t interested in my resume and it’s a wrap? Don’t want to bother the recruiter too Much as they keep sending me other opportunities as well. Any thoughts?

 

Trying to get to NY from the West Coast as soon as possible and have been actively been applying since May.

Have actually tracked all of my applications and interviews. Keep in mind some were non RE related.

Total Applications: 206 Apps

Recruiters (Glocap/Cybercoders,etc.): 44 apps

Total Apps Less Recruiters: 162 Applications

Interviews: 8 interviews - made it to various stages including a final round. Turned down a few as they were not roles I could see being a good fit.

Auto-Declines: 10

No Responses: 152 

Remaining are more recent apps (last two weeks or so) that I am waiting to hear back from or move to the no-response part. 

 

I think glocap is just a low quality headhunter. Recently used them for a few roles. They would contact me to hype me up and say I was the “ideal” candidate that the firm was looking for then when I expressed interest, it was be radio silence. I ended up getting a first round for another shop through them. I think did fine on the first round but then never heard back.

I’m of the belief that they definitely don’t have the exclusive to their postings. The firms they advertise prob are not inclined to take candidates from them because (1) firm did not directly hire them (2) they rather not pay the fee.

Also be careful sending your resume to just any headhunter. Recently found out that if you apply directly on a company’s site for a job listing but previously a headhunter showed your resume to that firm’s HR, then it’s a very real possibility that they will blacklist you because they don’t want to get in a situation where they hire you and the recruiter will demand a fee because in their mind, they think they were the ones to make the intro even if you honestly applied directly through the company.

 
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I think glocap is just a low quality headhunter. Recently used them for a few roles. They would contact me to hype me up and say I was the "ideal" candidate that the firm was looking for then when I expressed interest, it was be radio silence. I ended up getting a first round for another shop through them. I think did fine on the first round but then never heard back.

I'm of the belief that they definitely don't have the exclusive to their postings. The firms they advertise prob are not inclined to take candidates from them because (1) firm did not directly hire them (2) they rather not pay the fee.

Also be careful sending your resume to just any headhunter. Recently found out that if you apply directly on a company's site for a job listing but previously a headhunter showed your resume to that firm's HR, then it's a very real possibility that they will blacklist you because they don't want to get in a situation where they hire you and the recruiter will demand a fee because in their mind, they think they were the ones to make the intro even if you honestly applied directly through the company.

Glocap is useless unless you are coming from IB.

 
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Basically broken up into a few categories

(1) Declined - auto-declines, declined after interview #1-3, personally declined

(2) No response - pretty self-explanatory, also include apps that were viewed but were not responded to

(3) Awaiting feedback - recent apps mostly 2-weeks the latest before moving to no-response, in-process of scheduling interviews

Have a side-table on the sheet that sums up # and the % of the 3 categories to get the exact numbers and total apps, recruiter/headhunter apps, total less recruiter/headhunter

Will periodically clean/move some rows so can see all the declines in one section and no-responses/awaiting feedback in others.

As far as column headers:

Company, Role, Date of application, Status (Resume Sent / App Viewed & Date / Int. Round 1,2,3), Interview Round (Round 1,2,3, Declined, No-Response), Interview Date (self-explanatory), Feedback (Declined and reason, App Viewed & Date - no response, no response), Notes column for anything else

 

EDIT: sorry not RE

started looking in march. up until last week I had 8 interviews with buyside shops. 3 to final round, 0 offers. 100% sourced through network or cold outreach (no HH). last week I got an offer in corp finance at a startup and also at a unique IB and going to take the banking offer. background is 1 year IB at brand name, then 4 years doing various things at startups

 

Congrats on the offer! Do you have any clarity on what level you’ll be coming in at (eg. Associate 2 or so)? Curious how your experience has been considered for leveling

 

Those are rookies numbers. I must have had 50+ over my 10 years. Think of it as a chance to learn about another company’s operations. 

 

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