..what is is that companies are looking for in an entry level applicant? Its actually unbelievable how unresponsive firms are. I would like to think i have a strong resume, 3.70 GPA with a finance degree from a leading Undergraduate business focused school (not a ivy my any means but a highly ranked school none the less). I've held three internships at well respected financial firms, the latest of which is at one of the world leaders for private equity. I have more leadership experience than i can fit on my resume and an assortment of awards listed.
50+ applications later i have had two responses, neither of which even wanted an interview.
I'm applying to an assortment of consulting firms, financial firms and real estate companies (residential and commercial) all in various entry level positions.