Any reason why they didn't call back?

Hi guys, 

Just wanna share my experience. I had a final round of interviews for a  FT position at a BB office at a foreign city more than 2 weeks ago. Interviews went really well, I nailed the technicals and got along with the MDs and VPs. However, they still haven't called back, and they haven't sent a rejection e-mail either. I already sent a follow-up e-mail 2 days ago but still nothing.

A friend knew somebody who was in the final stage of the process too and he got a rejection e-mail like a week ago. Is it common for banks to send rejections first? Sounds rare to me, not sure how to feel right now since, as I mentioned, interviews went good and had a strong background. It's kinda dissapointing not even getting a rejection and just pure silence, really liked the firm and prepared well

Also, given that it's more of a regional office, the pool of applicants is relatively small, I don't wanna believe they just forgot about me

Sry guys just feeling a bit low right now

Comments (4)

Oct 22, 2021 - 8:33am

When this happens, there is a good chance they have extended an offer to someone else and are waiting for them to either accept or decline. Once that other candidate does that, they will likely get back to you.

Oct 22, 2021 - 8:54am

Hey! Don't feel bad, what it most likely means is that they have extended their offers to their first choices and did not send you a rejection yet because they liked you and want to see if their first picks give them a rejection. So in essence you are probably on some sort of waitlist. I would potentially reach back out mid-next week if you haven't heard by then. Hope it all works out, and don't let it discourage you , lots of opportunities out there!

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Oct 22, 2021 - 9:55am

First, I'd say, good job getting to a final round. 

Second, if you don't get the offer, don't think you need to change anything. Unless you said something so crazy/dumb, just keep doing what you're doing. Nothing is 100%, people get rejected all the time. I think it was Bill Gates who got about 300 rejections when he was trying to launch MSFT. 

Third, as stated above, get use to rejection. You'll go through jobs/life and do things perfect but still get rejected. Getting hired is like dating is like a lot of things, you can be the best tasting steak in the world, but if someone is a vegan it isn't going to work.

Oct 22, 2021 - 2:19pm

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