I'm new here, so thanks in advance for having me around. I'm a recently laid-off BigLaw lawyer (a junior associate), with a undergraduate degree from an Ivy League school and a JD from a top 5 law school. Currently, I'm trying to transition into an investment banking career.
Through an alumni contact of mine, a very senior MD at abank confirmed that he would make sure I get a formal interview, and passed my resume to a VP in charge of dealing with associate hires. The VP spoke to me on the phone very briefly (five to ten minutes or so), simply to inquire about what groups I was interested in and at which offices I'd like to work. He said the next step would be to bring me in to meet people, and he'd get back in touch with me when he found something. After a month, I hadn't heard anything. So, two weeks ago, I sent a brief, friendly e-mail to see how things were going. He did not respond.
Am I screwed, or is this lapse of time normal? Now, I'm worried that I inadvertently screwed up the short phone conversation--I had been prepped for a full-on technical phone interview, but it turned out to be much more cursory and casual than that. Recommendations on what I should do? General advice?