Applied to BCG over 5 weeks ago now - Haven't heard back yet. Is it appropriate to contact HR?

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Anonymous A asked on Nov 04, 2019

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Antonello
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replied on Nov 04, 2019
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Definitely yes! Recruiters are there to help you: do not worry about writing or calling them.

It usually takes 1 to 8 weeks to receive the first feedback, depending on the period (probably now they are handling lots of applications).

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Francesco
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Hi Anonymous,

you can definitely followup if you don’t receive feedback after one month.

This won’t lead to negative outcomes, while it could be beneficial in some cases.

As an example, after applying to Oliver Wyman I didn’t receive any feedback.

After one month I called the recruiter and asked which was the status of my application.

She looked at my CV, liked it (it seemed she had never seen it before) and invited me on the spot to an interview.

In the end I received an offer from Oliver Wyman. I am not sure they would have ever invited me if I hadn't called that day.

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Francesco

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Anonymous B on Nov 05, 2019
Same case with me too for Oliver Wyman - but even worse they didnt find my CV in the pile. It does help to follow up.
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Hi,

Why not? HR is there exactly for that reason - to guide you through the process and be the point of contact

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Hi,

Absolutely, I would advise calling the HR directly, they are usually more responsive on Thursdays in Dubai.

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Deniz

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