HR Confusion - Please Advise

I recently emailed HR at a BB my resume and asked about open positions within specific divisions; later received a reply saying: "lets meet and discuss your background next week"

I don't know what to consider this. Is this an interview even though there was no mention of the word interview or even open positions.

Comments (8)

 
Aug 31,2010

HR is probably going to do a general interview to see fit and kind of assess you. Attend and know the Bank inside out.

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Aug 31,2010

That's standard code for "I'd like to interview you."

 
Aug 31,2010
 
Aug 31,2010

So did you just come across the HR persons email and fired a email off? Has anyone else done this?

 
Aug 31,2010

That seems like an appropriate response from them -- "discuss your background" is the same as "walk me through your resume", which is often the first question in most interviews.

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Sep 30,2010

Hey guys. My contact forwarded my resume to HR, who contacted me and we talked over the phone about the process. I was told to apply online as well. I followed up later and was told by HR that they will be in touch if they decide to go ahead with my application. Is that just a subtle way of saying "sorry we can't give you 1st round interview"? It's late September already, so I don't have very good feelings. Should I reach out to my contact and ask about this (how should I ask my contact exactly)? Million thanks.

 
Sep 30,2010

It is code for email your contact and HR for an update in a week or so.

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Sep 30,2010