Missed Bain Resume Deadline... Any advice?

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I'm an idiot. I marked the Bain resume drop for my campus on my calendar as Oct. 31st, not Oct. 21st. I know one person there, but he's a first year and it's not really a strong enough connection to ask him to intervene on my behalf. I emailed the recruiting team to apologize and ask if they would still consider my application, but I haven't heard back (emailed them last night, no response today). Any thoughts/advice? Or am I now recruiting with MB and not MBB?

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Oct 24, 2012

Analysts/Associates have more say than you might think when it comes to SA and Analyst hiring. Ask your friend to work some magic with HR. It's helped me before at a BB.

Oct 25, 2012

^ Nice call, turtles. I kind of shamelessly asked this guy I barely know to put in a good word with HR and he emailed this morning saying that my application will be considered!

Oct 25, 2012
ans2389:

^ Nice call, turtles. I kind of shamelessly asked this guy I barely know to put in a good word with HR and he emailed this morning saying that my application will be considered!

Honestly, I tell candidates that all the time, even when it isn't true.

Oct 25, 2012

Nice man, good call :)

Oct 25, 2012

probably not. just don't make it a big deal. if you are screwed, nothing you can do about it.

Oct 25, 2012

is this on your school's career website? or on the bank's official website? Because you can always try the other option

Oct 25, 2012

i missed the school's on campus resume submission deadline

Oct 25, 2012

i'm not exactly sure what to say in my letter but instead of coming up with some bs excuse, i was thinking about just being honest and stating that i just simply missed the deadline

Oct 25, 2012

maybe say, you just started your job search

Oct 25, 2012

if you cant make an on campus deadline how are you gonna survive in the real world...you're screwed...

Oct 25, 2012

yea you got me i'm screwed in the real world

Oct 25, 2012

at least now you're a "Senior Chimp"

honestly I would just go over to the people at career services and say that you've been planning on applying to these banks and were hoping they could submit your resume along with all of the others if it is not too late -- you missed the deadline but you would really appreciate an opportunity (like the rest of the student body)for a shot at an interview....blablabla

Oct 25, 2012

Out of curiosity, why did you miss the deadlines?

  •  Oct 25, 2012

I would say that you are screwed. None of these banks will make an exception when they already have 200 kids who submitted their resumes before the deadline.

  •  Oct 25, 2012

thats quite early which banks were these

Oct 25, 2012

yeah, the major of BB's had deadlines by today (or earlier). The recruiters probably wont think very highly of you, being as you can't even stay on track of resume-submission deadlines

Oct 25, 2012
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