How to follow up after equity research interview

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I interviewed a well-known boutique equity research firm in New York 2 weeks ago. I was interviewed by research head and an research analyst. I think I did good on technical questions and introducing my qualifications. I completed their test, which is writing a earning note and updating financial model based on the current quarterly earning release. I got relied saying I did good on the test and would hear back in a week (should be this week).

I really want this job and this company is definitely an ideal place for me to start my equity research career. ( I worked in a boutique IB for 1 year) I want to spend some efforts to prove that I am really eager to have this job. I was thinking to find interesting news about the analyst's covered companies and try to raise some topics to show my interests and passion. Is this a good idea to follow up again? (I definitely has sent thank you letter after interview). Is there any other way that I can follow up again to show my determination or tremendous interest? Thank you for helping me out. I would really appreciate it.

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Dec 31, 1969

One week is about the right time. It's been about another week since you wrote this which is ok too. I bet it takes them longer (having to check out other candidates, HR takes forever to do things), so I wouldn't sweat it too much if they still haven't gotten back to you.

If I had to bet, I'd say it takes them a month or two to get their act together if they actually just started looking, but you should stay in reasonable contact.

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Dec 31, 1969

Thank you very much!

Dec 31, 1969

what firm?

"The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets."

-John D. Rockefeller

Dec 31, 1969

keep in touch and wait a while. Wait a month or so - it takes time to get clearance to hire graduates

Dec 31, 1969

i forgot to add that when i talked to them, they said that they were still deciding on whether to have another round of interviews or not... does this change anything?

Dec 31, 1969

I've always been of the "don't call attention to mistakes you make by bringing them up again" school of thought. Beyond that, if they really are trying to decide about multiple rounds of interviews, I don't think it would hurt much to shoot them an email reiterating your interest and inquiring about the process if you haven't heard something by Friday.

Dec 31, 1969

reiterate your interest for sure...but don't bring up your missed questions

Dec 31, 1969

Boutiques do not have official HR deadlines. They're probably just dragging the process along.

That being said, definitely follow up if you haven't heard by Friday.

Dec 31, 1969
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