Already followed up, no response, what to do?

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I had a superday with BAML last Wednesday. The last interviewer said I would hear back from them Friday or next Monday so I emailed both HR and the group head for result this Monday but had no response. I know at this point I probably have to wait but wonder if anyone had experience like this and what did you do?

Comments (26)

Mar 11, 2014

...keep waiting

Mar 11, 2014

Hang in there buddy.

Mar 11, 2014

Many among us have gone through this and it can be somewhat unnerving. Just remember that not getting a prompt reply doesn't imply that you've been dinged or wait-listed.

Mar 13, 2014

dinged..... HR called on thursday.

Mar 13, 2014

Call Monday, if no response, move along young chap

Mar 13, 2014

What group and what kind of position?

Mar 13, 2014

known an associate there who got his call from wfc almost 3 weeks after his superday. sit tight bud.

Mar 13, 2014

Anybody?

Mar 13, 2014

Try following up again. If you didn't get a response from early last week it is possible that just you weren't the most important issue on their mind following Memorial Day.

Mar 13, 2014

Thanks. Do you think its best to follow up with my initial contact, or a more senior member of the investment team that I havent emailed yet?

Mar 13, 2014

Follow up. Small firms aren't as organized and don't have the HR function that larger ones do. But like it was posted above, stay with your contact, don't go over his/her head and call, don't just email.

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Mar 13, 2014

UPDATE: Called on Monday and got no answer. Have not gotten a response to my voicemail in two days now.

Im somewhat confused as i assume that if i have been denied i would have gotten a rejection email by now.

What do you guys think?

Im guessing one of the following has happened:

-They interviewed another candidate and extended an offer to them, keeping me on hold until they formally accept
-They are planning on preparing me an offer but havent got around to doing it yet
-They went with another candidate and just dont want to respond to me for whatever reason

Mar 13, 2014

I experienced something very similar to this last year (was strung along for several weeks after superday that included a pretty comprehensive case) and ultimately got dinged. It is a pretty shitty feeling while you're waiting but honestly the best thing to do is to not get your hopes up and just keep interviewing as if you never had the super day. Don't stop until there is an offer letter in front of you.

Mar 13, 2014

nope, i got dinged but shortly after accepted another position

Mar 13, 2014

The one interviewer who followed up with me didn't give me an offer.

The 3 others who did not respond to my thank you note gave me offers.

There is nothing to be read into here, just ignore it.

"I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcom

Mar 13, 2014

I definitely second that, there's no rhyme or reason to it

Mar 13, 2014

chill. i know everyone wants to read meaning into these notes, but they are 100% meaningless. whether i respond to thank you emails is mostly dependent on my mood, my workload, whether i ate lunch, how my favorite team did last night... and the remaining 1% on how well i think you did.

Mar 13, 2014

No rhyme or reason. Some firms have HR departments that instruct employees NOT to respond after interviews. Lessens potential liabilities.

Mar 13, 2014
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Mar 13, 2014