When to follow up with a recruiter after a superday?

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Hi all,

I had my superday a week ago for an accelerated 2018 summer analyst role at GS. I was told by a recruiter that I'd hear back within a week at the latest. So far I've heard nothing. I know it's only been a week, but I've heard of people finding out within a day or two for certain divisions. I also noticed that on WSO another superday candidate posted his/her interview questions and said he/she didn't get the offer. What does this mean if I haven't heard back but another candidate has? I'm fairly sure we're in the same boat because we're both accelerated, NYC, August, and the same division.

I've just been a bit nervous so any input is appreciated. If I don't hear back within the next few days, would it be appropriate to follow up? Should I wait another week or two? There were only three candidates at my superday, and since we're accelerated, I'm fairly sure there's no waitlist or anything of that sort.

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Aug 21, 2017

They'll reach out to you.

Aug 24, 2017

was this for the imd superday 8/16

Sep 15, 2017

I had a superday at Lazard on 8/30, and still haven't heard anything... don't firms always get back to you regardless of whether you got it or not?

Sep 15, 2017

it depends where you rank in terms of offers. They usually send out offers pretty fast for superdays but can depend if you are a backup if someone declines but not sure how the accelerated ones work. For example, I once had a BB superday the week of Halloween but didn't get an offer until the week before Thanksgiving. Someone ahead of me probably took their full 2 weeks to think about an offer and turned it down.

Sep 15, 2017

Hmm yeah, that makes sense - thanks. The wait is definitely a killer and not getting a response when I followed up definitely doesn't make it any better haha

Sep 15, 2017

I just hope they didn't already reject and just didn't bother to even let me know, I would at least want a simple email or call letting me know that I didn't get it especially after I flew out to make it to their superday

Jan 10, 2018

what was your outcome? I had a superday on 12/7 and it is now 1/10. I am hoping the decision is slow because of the holiday

May 4, 2018

This is a super delayed response so I apologize, but I guess it can serve as a reference for future accelerated candidates. I got the offer a week later via phone call! I think I was the first round of accelerated candidates (I interviewed on a Tuesday and I saw signs for superdays taking place on Thursday as well). Most other people in my division didn't begin getting interviewed until October or November.

May 4, 2018

bump

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May 4, 2018

what was your outcome? How long did you wait until you heard back?

May 4, 2018

I believe for superday decisions are usually made relatively quick, within a few days. Lateral hires can take a bit longer. I would wait until next week to contact them though.

May 4, 2018

Makes sense, this was for an Analyst role (campus hire) so it's probably either a waitlist or ding.

Who would be the best person to contact? HR was silent when I emailed them yesterday (saying let me know if there's anything I can provide). Should I email them again, or just email one of the bankers? If one of the bankers - maybe an Analyst that I met?

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May 4, 2018

Yeah I'd follow up.

May 4, 2018

It was mainly the MD and the Director handling the recruiting and interview. How would I word it? Because I sent them thank you emails

May 4, 2018

Decent firms will actually call after superdays to deliver the news. If it were bad news, however, you normally would receive it in either your email or a single call will be made (and the news left on the voicemail if you weren't caught). I doubt anyone would schedule a call to make sure you answer to deliver bad news, so it's GOOD NEWS!

As SenseOfUrgency said, "Congrats!" Most likely an offer.

At worst, they want to hire you but you are effectively waitlisted (still a positive thing, waitlists aren't long) or a question they want to see how you respond to.

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May 4, 2018

It's good news

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Kind Regards,

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May 4, 2018

Congrats broski.

He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.

May 4, 2018

Probably good news, but I wouldn't necessarily assume it's an offer. Could be a tiebreaker between you and another candidate...

May 4, 2018

Most likely additional interview questions. Had this happen to me.

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May 4, 2018

They did ask me a couple questions (I apparently had answered a brain teaser so quickly they were worried I had heard it before, I haven't btw) and then asked for a recommendation from a professor, the next day they offered me the job. Thanks for the help!

May 4, 2018