Got screwed over for superday, what now?

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Rank: Chimp | banana points 11

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?

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Comments (6)

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 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.

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 8, 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