Got screwed over for superday, what now?

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Rank: Chimp | 14

So long story short, I got invited to a super day by a BB but couldn't attend because I'm doing my off-cycle intership internationally right now.

Reached out to the recruiter, she was nice about it and asked for my availability for a phone interview instead. However, she never got back to me. I sent her a email to follow up, no reply.. Sent one to her colleague, she said she'll look into it, also didnt get back to me.

This was two days ago, should I cut my losses and move on? Any idea why they did this?

Comments (24)

Nov 8, 2017

Someone who knows more about this should chime in some time, but in the mean time, I guess I could conjecture a thing or two.

Afaik, there's no replacement for a super day with respect to BBs. They're basically required. If you can't attend, I don't think they'll make real effort to accommodate you unless you're a very, very special candidate (which is unlikely at the entry level, where differentiation is difficult). Most likely, they just filled your slot in with someone they view as equally qualified and equally enthusiastic.

Further down the line, if they still have room for more hires, they might invite you to another super day - that is, if they're still interested.

This might not be what you want to hear, but I think that's the reality. Whether you should "cut your losses" or not depends on how much you'd like a place at the firm. What I would do is continue to pursue other leads while keeping this one slightly warm with some maintenance every now and then.

Best of luck.

Nov 25, 2019

I'm not so sure about that. In my own personal experience, the bank I interviewed for bent over backwards to reschedule my superday not once, not twice, but three times. I think OP still has a chance and should maybe follow up on the colleague that he emailed but I don't think they'd just ghost him.

Nov 26, 2019

I am not sure what bank you recruited for. In my experience there is no wiggle room for a BB. There are 10-30 students attending that day and they're not going to change the date because 1 out of 30 can't make it.

Nov 8, 2017

which BB

Nov 8, 2017

Too late now, but if someone reads this in the future, I would recommend flying home for the superday - interviewing firm will likely pay for it if you ask them.

Nov 26, 2019

This.

Personally, I was applying to my internships while out of the country. I fully knew that I might have to buy a ticket and fly back to the states for a weekend for an interview. I would have attended that superday no matter what. As a result of that, if I was a recruiter I would see anything else to be a lack of interest.

Best Response
Nov 8, 2017

Put the recruiter on blast (politely of course). Find out who the recruiter's direct boss is and email them stating that you had tried to follow up twice about your phone interview but to no avail, and wanted to move things up the chain to see if there was still an opportunity for an interview. Express your high interest in the position etc etc.

Either her boss will email you directly, shit will roll downstream and the recruiter will get back in touch, or nothing will happen at which point you've done your best and move on.

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Nov 9, 2017

Sadly I never got a hold of her boss' email (the guy who interviewed me for the first round). Seriously though, fuck this bank. Least they could do is tell me what's going on.

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Nov 9, 2017

I was in a similar situation. Am studying abroad and marked that on an my application. Got invited for a superday that was a few days away, and asked about travel reimbursement internationally on such short notice since they didn't specify in the initial email, or if they couldn't do it, maybe do the interview at an international office nearby. Basically, their response was that they had a separate superday for candidates abroad that they mistakenly didn't invite me for, and due to compliance issues, they couldn't invite me to the superday and withdrew my application so rip. I suspect this is the same bank you had an interview with and their HR department is notoriously bad

  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Nov 25, 2019

HR in general, across banks / consulting firms / corporates / NGOs - are just total F ups. That's the reality mate...

I could go into a ton of horror stories myself but that would be a waste of breath.

  • Prospect in Other
Nov 25, 2019

This is happening to me except I'm not abroad. The HR suggested two dates. I replied that I was available on both days. I never got confirmation for the superday. I'm still wondering why the HR is ignoring my emails?! I suspect this is the same BB that's screwing me over. How are you going to invite me for a superday but don't confirm the dates?

  • Prospect in Other
Nov 25, 2019

What BB is this?

  • Prospect in Other
Nov 25, 2019

DB

  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Nov 25, 2019

Guys guys guys - how many times does it need to be said...? DB is no longer a BB!

    • 7
Nov 25, 2019

I didn't realise people older than 19 actually still recited that phrase

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  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Nov 26, 2019

Oops! DB / ex-DB kids are pretty butthurt I guess

  • Prospect in Other
Nov 26, 2019
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