Interviewed back on December 2, still no word, my move?

I interviewed for a boutique ER intern position back in the first week of December and still haven't heard anything back. I emailed the recruiter and no response. I'm assuming that I've been dinged and they are waiting to tell me til after the New Year, but if not, what should I do? Does this 9/10 times mean that I'm not getting the internship?

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Dec 30, 2009

yes,, and sadly, you probably won't hear back after the new years. I've since graduated and unfortunately, still "waiting" to hear back on some interviews i went on my junior year of college.

Dec 30, 2009

Boo, oh well c'est la vie. Did you email the people who interviewed you to get a definite answer, and still no response? I'm gonna email them next week just to see why I didn't get the job, but again will probably get no response.

Jan 4, 2010
FutureBanker09:

Boo, oh well c'est la vie. Did you email the people who interviewed you to get a definite answer, and still no response? I'm gonna email them next week just to see why I didn't get the job, but again will probably get no response.

I wouldn't ask why you didn't get the job until they actually tell you that you didn't get the job. For all you know, you might be on a waiting list pending the decision of others, and emailing them assuming that you were rejected could rub them the wrong way.

Dec 30, 2009

well for the on campus ones, i knew when the final rounds were so when i hadnt heard back before then,, i didnt really need to call to confirm what i figured out. For interviews held off schedule hiring, i sometimes email just for closure. A few times, i did get an email back with the rejection but sometimes, i still heard nothing.

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Dec 31, 2009

What's the name of the place? That's unprofessional.

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Jan 3, 2010
supertight:

What's the name of the place? That's unprofessional.

Ha, not going to throw them under the bus that easy. But I've found it pretty typical with banks now like grizz said to simply never hear back. I mean it's pretty shiiittyy if you ask me, but what can you do. With this position, I'm not even sure what the point of the interview was. I had great rapport, knocked every question out of the park, but clearly am not getting it. It seems like based on the resumes I must have had no shot going in. Whatever...

Jan 4, 2010

[/quote]Ha, not going to throw them under the bus that easy. But I've found it pretty typical with banks now like grizz said to simply never hear back. I mean it's pretty shiiittyy if you ask me, but what can you do. With this position, I'm not even sure what the point of the interview was. I had great rapport, knocked every question out of the park, but clearly am not getting it. It seems like based on the resumes I must have had no shot going in. Whatever...[/quote]

If they interviewed you, then your resume is almost irrelevant. Definitely call them to follow-up. Most banks are very slow to reach decisions during xmas time but you should follow-up to show your interest.

Jan 4, 2010

I would actually call someone you had a rapport with and see what they have to say. Just ask about your status in the process.

Also, was this a final round interview? If so then I would say 99% dinged. If not I would say closer to 50/50 especially if this is a smaller firm. Getting everyone around at a smaller firm to complete interviews is a huge pain and thus they can often spread out over months.

Jan 4, 2010

It sounds odd, but I have to agree with the above poster in this case. If it is a large firm, or if you are in the final round, then you are pretty much dinged - sorry - but it happens to all of us, and it will probably happen at again at some point in the future. That said, if it is an earlier round, especially with a smaller shop/boutique, you may very well still have at least some sort of a shot (maybe not 50/50, but not zero either). The two most likely scenarios are either you've been dinged, or you are on the back burner (in the case of a smaller shop) and they like you, but like others better.

Either way, it isn't the best of scenarios for you, obviously. But more importantly, you should definitely reach out to any of your contacts and find out what's going on - if you're rejected, that's fine, but you should be made aware of it officially - a phone call, email, something. Additionally, I would reach out to HR one more time, and thank them for the opportunity to interview, etc, and just ask if there is anything else that you can provide to them as they reach their final decision - I wouldn't ask why you didn't get the job until you are officially told that - if nothing else it will (hopefully) open their eyes and make them realize "oh crap, we never bothered to let this kid know anything".

Good luck and remember, it happens to all of us - just have to get up, dust yourself off and move on.

Jan 5, 2010

Thanks for the comments, this was a final round interview with the head of the equity research department. I emailed him today and still heard nothing back, so he can go suck a fat one. It looks like at this point I'm just not going to hear anything back so screw them. It's a boutique shop in the south, so I at least figured I'd hear back that I'd been dinged, especially since I have gotten emails when I applied and didn't get other positions. But I guess not this time. Again screw them.

Jan 5, 2010
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