Bain application still in play?

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New answer on Feb 29, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Feb 11, 2020

I reached final round interviews for an AC position at Bain ~3 months ago.

After the interviews, I received a phone call from one of the interviewers informing me they had decided not to extend me an offer.

However, I never received a formal email communicating this outcome. So, my questions are:

1. Could my application still be in play (e.g. in case offerees turn them down?)

2. Could I withdraw my application on the system and reapply?

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Clara
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replied on Feb 12, 2020
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Hello!

Unfortunately, that call is a formal rejection, even if you did not get it in writing.

Cheers,

Clara

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Luca
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Hello,

I'm sorry to say that an email is no needed in thiese cases. That call is a formal rejection and you have to wait to reapply for Bain.

Best,
Luca

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Francesco
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Hi Anonymous,

unfortunately the call you had is equivalent to a formal rejection, therefore you will have to wait the minimum ban period before applying again.

Best,

Francesco

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Anonymous B replied on Feb 13, 2020

I think there's still a chance! Don't give up!

Show up at the Bain office tomorrow in a nice suit with your CV and demand to be re-interviewed. You have nothing to lose!

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Nathaniel
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replied on Feb 13, 2020
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Hello there,

The call given as others have stated are formal rejection.
Meaning the interviewers have convened and come to an agreement that they could not get you a pass unfortunately.

The formal rejection email usually is sent by the HR, which would received this decision from the interviewers.
Hence their call take precedence over the email.

Wish you all the best in re-applying after the ban period is over.

Hope it helps.

Kind regards,
Nathan

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Ian
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Sorry, that's a rejection. Wait 6-12 months and try again. (check beforehand how long you need to wait)

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Vlad
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Hi,

1. No, consider the call as the formal rejection

2. No, again, you got the formal rejection

Best

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Antonello
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I recommend calling HR explaining the situation and asking when you can apply again since you are eager to Bain

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