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So a friend of a friend works at this hedge fund and agreed to help me out. He was very nice and gave me his contact info. We had a conversation via text about my resume, the position that I was interested in, and the other companies I was going to have an interview with and so on. Later-on he setup a date to call me to continue our conversation. We had an hour long conversation in which he asked me a good amount of questions and at the end of the call he said that the hedge fund is mainly looking for people that would work very hard and long hours which sounds like I would qualify for.

So then the HR was suppose to call but he was a week or two late (the main HR person was on LOA and this was a replacement). He called me and asked very basic questions that I answered very well (but I sounded nervous because he called me a good bit earlier than our setup time...and I was about to take a shower). He said he gotten my resume from my friend and at the end of the call he said he would call me with a follow up after he talks to my contact. Well that was 6 weeks ago. I left him 3 voice mails so far. Last week the main HR person got back. I called and left a voice mail and sent her an email as to do a follow up.

So here is my problem. Their reviews on glassdoor is either super smooth hiring or very rocky and long. No middle ground. I can see that I've landed on the rocky side of but I don't know what to do because every phone call sounded good with a positive response at the end. I tried to contact my connection but didn't get a response and I don't want to push it because lets face it they work super long hours and he doesn't always reply right away (even though this is way passed that). So what should I do? Should I try to contact the main HR person that just got back? Should I try to get hold of my connection again? I don't really want to just give up.

Thanks and sorry this ended up very long.

TL;DR: found a connection, connection said I would be a good fit, main HR person on LOA, replacement of a replacement of HR got my resume from connection, interview went well, HR was suppose to call back with a yes or no, didn't call back for a long time now, main HR person is back now, emailed and left a voice mail last week, where to go from here?

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