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New answer on Dec 30, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Nov 23, 2020

Hi all!

I sent an online application to Strategy& almost two months ago and got no answer or rejection email, so far. What does it mean? Also, should I try to contact anyone, and, if so, how can I do that, as I do not have any contact inside the company?

Many thanks for your answers.

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Ian
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replied on Nov 23, 2020
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Hi there,

While it doesn't look great, it's not a confirmed rejection by any means!

Definitely check with HR. Looking at the comment, yes you can contact by LinkedIn, though email (or calling) is preferred.

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Vlad
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replied on Nov 23, 2020
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Hi,

Unfortunately, this happens pretty frequently and this can mean a variety of things:

  • There is a hiring freeze
  • They have not yet checked your application
  • You did not pass and they did not respond

Please contact the recruiters and ask them for the latest status

Best

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Anonymous A on Nov 23, 2020

Hi Vlad, thanks for your answer. I do not think there is a hiring freeze as I applied from their website for a position which was published few days earlier. Do you think I can write to a recruiter on LinkedIn? Cause I do not know anyone working there. Best

Anonymous replied on Nov 24, 2020

Hi,

It depends on which office you are.

Some geography has a freeze hiring policy due to Covid-19 crisis.

I would suggest you reach out to HR thorugh LinkedIn or internal contact.

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replied on Nov 23, 2020
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Hey, which office/location did you apply to? Its not a reject until you officially get one! But 2 months does sound a bit longer than usual. Don't you have any HR or generic recuitment contact you can write to and check?

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Andrea on Nov 23, 2020

Hi Adi, thank you for the answer. I applied to Milan / Rome office. I have no ways to contact the firm at the moment. I was wondering if LinkedIn can be a solution. Thanks

Adi on Nov 23, 2020

ah! No harm trying Linkedin then. Keep applying to other place too.All the best

Antonello
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replied on Dec 30, 2020
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Hi, it usually requires up to 3 weeks. However, do not hesitate to contact HR without worrying about bothering them: they are there to help

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Antonello

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Gaurav
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replied on Dec 08, 2020
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Hi there!
I agree with my colleagues that you should better contact the HR manager and he will explain to you what is going on.
Good luck!

GB

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