Is My Upcoming Scheduled Phone Call with HR a Rejection on its Way? (3 working days post final round interview)

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Interviewed with a MM PE fund in London for an off-cycle internship. I would have been the last candidate to interview. If it's going to be a rejection I'd prefer to know now so I can mentally prepare - I'd be fucking gutted.

Comments (11)

Feb 20, 2018

Of course you need to prepare for a rejection - you should prepare for anything they might say - but it's probably an offer. It'd be unusual for HR to schedule a phone call in advance just to let you know you didn't get it.

Feb 20, 2018

I don't think I've ever had to schedule a call for them to tell me I was rejected. They usually just never told me at all or I got a cookie-cutter e-mail a month or few weeks later.

Feb 20, 2018

How many rounds of interviewing have you done?

Contrary to the above posters, my experience has been that when I've gone far enough in a process, HR / Recruiter will schedule a call for both a rejection or an offer.

If it was just a first round, rejections typically come via email. Movements to the next round tend to come via a mix of emails and calls. I've had both.

Generally, my approach has always been to prepare for a rejection. Banking / PE are obviously highly competitive fields and there's usually an abundance of qualified candidates interviewing for each open position. Good luck!

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Feb 20, 2018

So there was only supposed to be one round of interviewing, however one team member ultimately couldn't interview me that day so they subsequently decided to schedule a following one. This makes me think that I may get a rejection call due to the extra hassle I went through.

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Feb 22, 2018

Got the offer!!!

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Feb 22, 2018


Feb 27, 2018

Congratulation CunningFox!

How was the initial call set up? I ask because I have a similar situation coming up and I am not sure which way it is going to go. It is my number one choice currently so hoping for the best.

Mar 28, 2018

Sorry for the delayed response - a PA emailed me to schedule a call with the lead HR representative that was managing the recruitment process. Call was rescheduled once as well.

Feb 27, 2018


Feb 27, 2018

wouldnt call to reject, so probably not

Mar 1, 2018