Is there a way to use a partner relationship to better position yourself for success after a rejection at Bain?
I applied to Bain with a referral back in 10/19, completed a digital screening, networked with a partner in another country in 11/19, and then received a rejection email from HR in 2/20. The pre-screen took over 90 days!
My objective is to get into Bain, and so I’m thinking it might make sense to learn what was behind this delayed rejection. Both HR and my primary sponsor (now an alumni) have been tight-lipped when asked for feedback.
My question: would it make sense to update the partner about my lack of progress? It’s not like he asked for this info, but I wonder if I could communicate to him in a way that could help me
1 - gain insights, or
2 - position myself for a later attempt.
I would love your thoughts is able. At this point, I don't think I have much to lose. It would likely be a year before I can apply again anyways. :-/