Recruiting mistake?! Do you get a confirmation email after submitting Bain application?

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New answer on Oct 31, 2020
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wc asked on Oct 02, 2020

Just got a rejection email from Bain GR, but I've never submitted the application!

Already sent a reply, but was just wondering if anyone has experienced smth similar. Do you guys get a confirmation of receipt upon submitting the application??

I'm crying inside hehe, if you have advice on what I should do, pls let me know!

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Clara
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replied on Oct 03, 2020
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Hello!

Do you mean that you were filling the application and never sent it? Or that you sent it by mistake?

It´s indeed bizarre -and if it´s the case, unpolite-. I would touch base with them asap and clarify, HR would be happy to help for sure.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Udayan
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replied on Oct 02, 2020
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I am not sure I understand this fully. You are saying you have never applied to Bain and they sent you a rejection email? Is it past the deadline maybe? Seems very odd

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wc on Oct 02, 2020

I filled in some things in the application to understand the process, but never submitted it. And now I got a rejection email, so yeah I also feel like it's very odd ://. That's why I was wondering if people usually get a confirmation email after submitting the application, because I definitely didn't get that and was wondering if that could be an "evidence" that I can use to report my problem to the recruitment..

Udayan on Oct 02, 2020

Yes you usually get a confirmation. What happens when you go to the application itself? Does it say submitted?

wc on Oct 02, 2020

Nope there was - and still is nothing that says "submitted". When I start a new application the ACI position is no longer available and says "already applied". Anyhow, seems like a system error to me.. Thanks so much for your time!

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Udayan on Oct 03, 2020

All the best!

Henning
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replied on Oct 03, 2020
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Sometimes glitches happen. In these cases just reach out to HR to inquire directly.

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Ian
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Hi,

Could be an IT glitch (some IT forms have a auto-submit timer baked into the code). That's my best guess from my history in building IT systems.

That being said, conjecture won't help here...just ask them!

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Mehdi
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Hi there,

Indeed this is a weird situation. Make sure you connect with HR (who would liaise with the system administrator) to understand what happened. You do not have to worry too much about this, draft a detailed email to HR and wait for more guidance from their side.

All the best,

Mehdi

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Robert
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Hi wc,

sounds weird - grab your phone and just call them what is going on. Everything else is pure speculation and doesn't benefit you at all.

Hope that helps - if so, please be so kind to give it a thumbs-up with the green upvote button below!

Robert

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Anonymous A replied on Oct 02, 2020

Why don't you just call them? I think it will be much more efficient.

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wc on Oct 03, 2020

Wow, I didn't know that calling was an option haha, thanks for the advice! I could just call the office and ask for HR?

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Hello,

Seems very strange indeed but sometimes can happen. To clear the things up, I would recommend just call HR and explain to them the situation.

Do you need any further help?
GB

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