Say you cold email an MD/ED in investment banking asking for an. He kindly replies that he is no longer in the business, that his Linkedin page (which boasts of 12 years in banking) is not up to date, and he wishes you good luck in your job search.
What does the WSO community think of this situation? Does it look like he's telling the truth? And if you face this would you press on or move onto someone else? Anyone else with a similar story?