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Warren's Buffet:

Hey WSO, so I am pretty young and met with the founder/CEO of a fund a few weeks back. The meeting went extremely well. We bonded like old friends over a lot of things and he spent much more time with me than was warranted considering that it was our second meeting after a really brief interaction - even put a call on hold to introduce me to the investment team. Since then, HR has been pretty nonexistent and acting as if they did not know who I was. How do I follow up? Do I reach out to his assistant and say that I am super interested? Really need some advice here. Thanks!

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Dec 27, 2018
Warren's Buffet:

Hey WSO, so I am pretty young and met with the founder/CEO of a fund a few weeks back. The meeting went extremely well. We bonded like old friends over a lot of things and he spent much more time with me than was warranted considering that it was our second meeting after a really brief interaction - even put a call on hold to introduce me to the investment team. Since then, HR has been pretty nonexistent and acting as if they did not know who I was. How do I follow up? Do I reach out to his assistant and say that I am super interested? Really need some advice here. Thanks!

Dec 27, 2018

Update: Still nothing and I literally ran into the fund manager at an NBA game and we chatted for a while court side...What am I doing wrong?

Dec 27, 2018

How did the conversation go? Also did you have any parting questions about where they were in their hiring process?

Dec 27, 2018

The conversation went really well in my opinion. I just reaffirmed my interest in working there and he said to reach out if I need anything. It was loud and difficult to talk but it went well.

Dec 27, 2018
Warren's Buffet:

Update: Still nothing and I literally ran into the fund manager at an NBA game and we chatted for a while court side...What am I doing wrong?

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Dec 27, 2018

I did try.... but not sure what you mean exactly.

Dec 28, 2018

You have to make the ask and be direct about what you want, when you want it and then make it happen. That's a direct dial, to him or in person to get it done. Secretaries and especially HR are not going to be remotely helpful in a case like this.

Realize that higher up guys live for the salesmanship, connecting with people and making strangers feel like close confidants - it's why they are where they are in large part. Nothing personal at all, but realistically it's not even on his mind to make it happen for you unless you press the issue. It might not work out in the long run, but, at the very least you will know where you stand.

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Dec 27, 2018

Send him a follow-up email saying it was great to see him at the game and ask for an update on their hiring process.

CEOs are busy and I wouldn't expect HR to know who he meets casually - just send a quick email directly to him

Dec 27, 2018

He does not use email. I have been emailing his assistant but from the conversation it seems like she does not tell him this. He was surprised to find out that I haven't heard back yet.

Dec 28, 2018
Warren's Buffet:

He does not use email. I have been emailing his assistant but from the conversation it seems like she does not tell him this. He was surprised to find out that I haven't heard back yet.

Pick up the phone and call him directly. Say you're waiting to hear back, and you've tried to get a hold of HR. See if he needs anything else from you, and then low behold ask him for a specific timeline.

Dec 28, 2018

Probably on holiday...

Dec 28, 2018

Why didnt you ask him for a job when you were talking to him....

Dec 29, 2018

I did. He was surprised that I didn't hear back from his office yet and told me to reach out but that was about something else.

Dec 28, 2018

Bro I would deadass just show up to the building at this point and figure this situation out.

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Dec 29, 2018

Lmao, honestly that's probably the only way.

Dec 29, 2018

Surprise him by taking the smaller office

Jan 25, 2019
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