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Should I wait or should I call?

Daniel asked on May 18, 2018 - 2 answers
Supply Chain Pro, MBA, currently preparing for MCK interview.

I am in a very extended process trying to make it to MCK, starting in December with the Problem Solving Test, with 5 coaching sesins provided by them between January and March, and finally the 1st Round Interview exactly 16 days ago after a desperating 2 months with no news from them. They told me that this would be finished by the end of May and that they would reach me for feedback after the interview, but I am still waiting for that. Is it convenient that I write a follow up e-mail?

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replied on May 19, 2018
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I agree with Vlad, no harm in reaching out (politely of course). The timeline can be long if you apply outside of the normal recruiting calendar. I'll give you just one example: I had applied in late January as an experience hire; BCG contacted me back in early March, for a first round in early April - and I think my second round ended up being in late May. Then in early June I was told they liked me but I'd need to wait a year since the office was at capacity. I eventually received a firm, written offer in late November for an early March (of the next year) start date!

Of course you also have folks whose whole process (from application to offer) takes under a month. That's why you need to start your prep long before even applying!

Good luck!


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You can either write an e-mail or call. There is nothing wrong with asking the HR.


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