Urgent question regarding networking

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Hello all-- Yesterday I met with an MD informally over a coffee near his hotel. It was a great chat and he was really nice. I am studying right now, but he offered to ask if anyone could use a part time intern, he told me to send him cv.. I sent CV next day, he said he had forwarded it to a couple of people and that it is now up to them to act. He also gave me their names.

Should I follow up directly with the people he forwarded it to by calling them? Or email? How long should I wait to hear any feedback?

Thx

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Sep 19, 2014

Still looking for thoughts.. Any insight appreciated

Sep 19, 2014

if you haven't heard anything 2 weeks after he sent CV, email the MD and ask who you should follow up with

Sep 19, 2014
thebrofessor:

if you haven't heard anything 2 weeks after he sent CV, email the MD and ask who you should follow up with

Well, the MD already gave me their names and said its up to them.. So I think it's up to me to folllow up with them. Would Monday be too soon?

Sep 19, 2014

I wouldn't assume that, people are funny about referring you to people. I would still confirm that it's ok for you to contact them directly.

Monday would be way too soon. wait 2 weeks from the date the MD told you he sent it around and it's up to them.

Sep 19, 2014

Not urgent really is it....

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Sep 19, 2014

seriously, these kids think you need to follow up with people within 15 minutes of their morning shit or they won't get a FT. I agree punctuality is important but ten paciencia hombre.

Sep 19, 2014

Are you a literal idiot? He said hold off for a bit. What does that mean to you?

Sep 19, 2014

When I tell someone to hold off for a bit I typically mean until at least 5:45 on a Friday. Maybe 8 am the following Monday, but then I expect emails and calls everyday until I reply. Harass my secretary too. She loves that.

Wait 10 days to 2 weeks. If your meeting was Wednesday maybe reach out at the end of next week.

Sep 19, 2014

Thanks all who replied. And by no means contact the people he passed on resume to directly in Two weeks? Ask him about situation again? Clarification, thanks

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