Are my chances ruined?

I recently decided to pursue a career in investment banking and one of the most important is networking, so I started to reach out to alumni from my school. I probably sent out 50 emails so far. The problem is that I sent out emails to multiple people (around 2 analysts and 2 associates) in the same firm in the same city either on the same day or within the span of a few days and burned through pretty much every alum at these firms. I recently heard that emailing a bunch of people in the same firm can get you blacklisted. So have I ruined my chances of creating a network and eventually getting a job at these places?

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Jun 21, 2020 - 9:18pm

no. follow up (separately) in a week or two, otherwise keep moving. your hit rate for email -> phone call is probably going to be 10-20% anyway.

no one is going to be comparing what person sent two or three of them an email unless you blast it to literally everyone at the firm.

start moving towards non-alums, you're going to need to send more than 50. don't get discouraged, networking is hard.

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