I am recruiting for Summer Associate positions and networked pretty hard for a particular bank, met multiple people on several occasions, was invited to all HH's, etc.

Sadly, I was not selected for a first round interview but I did get to know a few of the guys there pretty well. Would it be appropriate to email and ask for feedback on why I was not selected?

I got plenty of other first round invites, but this was my number one bank. I am more curious than anything and since I didn't get an interview I figure there's not anything bad that can come of it. Thoughts?

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Email guys you know well and ask them to give you a feedback. My buddy last year did that at every bank where he did not get first round interviews. Just be nice and say that it would help you to improve and so on.

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It really can't hurt and it doesn't mean you're screwed for full-time. Also, they might've just missed you - sometimes the guys you networked with didn't look at the resumes or didn't go to bat for you. I've had multiple experiences where I didn't get an interview for OCR, called up my contact to ask if there was any other way to get my foot in the door, and was invited for an interview within the next day.

It might not be personal, they send a bunch of people to these networking events and if you talk to the wrong ones, you could get skipped (or even if you talk to the right ones, they could just forget).


Always ask for feedback so you can determine how to improve for the next interview.

Best of luck!

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