Skipping First Round & Straight to Superday

Hello,

Is it normal/common to be invited directly to a superday at a BB (coming from a non-target for this firm)?

Does it mean anything in terms of the odds of winning an offer going into the superday?
Would they try to grill on technicals more since I skipped the first round?

Thank you

Comments (34)

 
Dec 3, 2015 - 11:47am

I've had it happen before when coming from a target. For me, it was a bad thing, as they were very skeptical of me and I got grilled on whether I was actually interested in the firm or not. I got the offer, but only after they spent a lot of time deliberating and I had already accepted at another firm.

 
Dec 3, 2015 - 7:30pm

Got invited to a superday without first round. Legit mid-market bank. Is this weird? (Originally Posted: 01/27/2011)

So, I got invited to a superday (IBD, SA) for next Monday at a legit mid-market bank (think Harris Williams or Williams Blair) and I never had to go through first-round interviews. Literally, the first time I spoke to their office on the phone was when some guy from HR called to invite me.

Admittedly, my resume is fairly strong for a non-target kid and I networked with a number of MDs and VPs via email beforehand, but they've still never taken the time to evaluate whether or not I can back-up the claims on my resume.

Should I be suspicious at all? I realize that they're not going to randomly un-invite me or anything like that, but it's still a bit strange, right?

(If I'm just being crazy for asking this then sorry for wasting your time, haha.)

“The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.” -Stendhal
 
Dec 3, 2015 - 7:35pm

yeah happened to me once too .. emailed generic careers email address. got email back from hr person asking me to call her. called her, and she said to email her my resume and cover letter ....got superday invite after 5 days
no networking, no resume forwwarding etc. legit MM bank (BMO capital btw)

just be thankful for ur luck man

 
Dec 3, 2015 - 7:36pm

excel_monkey:
yeah happened to me once too .. emailed generic careers email address. got email back from hr person asking me to call her. called her, and she said to email her my resume and cover letter ....got superday invite after 5 days
no networking, no resume forwwarding etc. legit MM bank (BMO capital btw)

just be thankful for ur luck man

just curious, which location? east or west coast and in US? also, was this for just this past SA or FT?

 
Dec 3, 2015 - 7:39pm

Awesome, thanks guys.

I imagined it has something to do with my networking, I knew that a few guys had forwarded my resume, I just wanted to see how common this was.

“The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.” -Stendhal
 
Dec 3, 2015 - 7:45pm

banks often do this for non-target kids who either networked their ways in or had particularly strong resumes. not weird and you should feel good about it.

 
Dec 3, 2015 - 7:54pm

Could a superday be a phone interview with bankers or will you always be flown into the office? For a BB

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