Just need some practical advice to ease my nerves..
I have been in the running for an analyst position for a well known firm to work on their Real estate capital markets team that does CMBS lending. This opportunity was not publicly posted as I found out about this opportunity by a referral who passed my resume to the MD at the office and was then invited in for an interview early May(last month).
The interview went very well and they were thoroughly impressed at my qualifications and it sounded like it was a good fit. Fast forward a little bit... I actually ended up walking for UG graduation and went right on a 10 day vacation.
While on vacation they reached out and said that I was chosen 1 of 2 candidates to move to the next step to meet two of their superiors. I communicated I was out of the country and they were gracious in scheduling me to have a phone interview with 1 of the 2 superiors.
Ended up having the call with one of the superiors and I feel it went great, we talked for almost 2 hours and most of it was a free flowing conversation about industry topics and he actually gave me a lot of compliments about my character and wisdom. Again I felt i connected very well. He told me I would hear back the following week from the guys that first interviewed me for next steps in the process. Side note: he did say at the beginning of the call they just wrapped up a deal..
The call with the superior will have happened 2 weeks from this upcoming Thursday. And I have had 0 contact.
I feel that me being out of the country allowed the other candidate to go do an in person interview and have an edge on me as I only was given a phone interview
Side note: The MD i interviewed with included in the email when i was on vacation one of his superiors (the one i didn't talk to yet) has traveling planned over the next few weeks..
I followed up with my original interviewers and the superior i spoke to last Wednesday and no response. I followed up with just the ones I met in person on Friday and no response.
I am struggling with determining if they are just giving me radio silence as a sign i didn't get chosen between me and the other guy, or if the other superior(who is the head of the entire division) I have yet to talk to still isn't back from traveling and they are waiting for him. I also wonder if I look bad sending 2 follow up emails without responses.
Any advice on your guys' thoughts on what i should do further and your analysis of why I am receiving radio silence right now.
Open to any questions.