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What are the most annoying interview quesitons...Recruiting season is basically in full swing/dwindling as superdays are approaching for many. What are some of the most vexatious WTF questions you have been asked thus far? From my recruiting days, here are some of mine (the ones that made me want to punch my interviewer in the face kinds of... 2 years 7 months
What technically constitutes insider trading?I'm fully aware when an Investment banker or someone in a similar position such as a PE analyst, tells another professional about a m... 2 years 8 months
Is it messed up or moronic to ask how someone got...Some firm that has an opening for an IB analyst got a hold of my resume somehow and asked if I would mind calling them back for possible interviews. I heard of this firm before but don't ever recall applying (checked my emails) or speaking to anyone there. I'm thinking of doing the interview for... 2 years 9 months
Has anyone had experience living in corporate...At some firms, especially for rotational programs and maybe consulting you might have to move around quite a bit. Several firms provide corporate housing to accomodate employees, some free some you have to pay for (I think automatic paycheck deduction), etc. You don't have to state your employer... 2 years 9 months
Regardless of who wins tomorrow, is America the...I generally try to avoid political discussions as things get heated and awkward but POTUS elections merit it. Regardless whether Romney or Obama sits in the executive office, is 'Merica screwed? 2 years 9 months
Does anyone have any advice for tech. IB analyst...This is a unique situation for me. The interview is at a MM market firm. They are not even hiring anymore and basically completed their class. A VP, MD (different division), HR VP and Associate all went bat for me and the HR manager agreed to speak with me about a position for a tech. IB analyst. I... 2 years 10 months
Isn't FT recruiting all but over at this...From my experiences, what I've heard from others and some of the questions posted I'm getting the sense that almost every firm has other finished FT hiring or are in the final superday process. 2 years 11 months
How many of you obtained your current positions...There are a myriad of posts about success stories but they are few a many amongst the overall posts. I'm curious how many people got where they are based on SOLELY networking. This is what I'm not considering networking -you apply online and you happen to get called back -you go through... 2 years 11 months
Do you judge a person by where they went to...In a general sense, do you pass judgement or make assumptions about a person when you learn of where they went to school? 2 years 11 months
At what point in your life did you get interested...I've been active on this site for a few months now. It is clear that the demographic range is large in a myriad of senses. Ever so often there is a college freshman or the occasional high school student posting questions about recruiting, interviews, targets, etc. I always found those posts... 3 years 6 days

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Depends on the firm and type of position you are...Depends on the firm and type of position you are applying for. If it is a notable firm with plenty of paper rockstar employees and candidates, your previous experiences are extremely important. Also depends on how many people they are hiring. If the firm is hiring like 1 or 2 people, you are... 2 years 7 months
prudentinvestor: mikesswimn: prudentinvestor:...[quote=prudentinvestor][quote=mikesswimn][quote=prudentinvestor]I find 1 and 2 kind of odd. Are you a FT employed?[/quote] Yes, for the better part of a decade. Why do you find them odd?[/quote] The reason being if you are FT employed how can you not write a decent equity research report. I... 2 years 7 months
EvanM: Some of these make me wonder how the...[quote=EvanM]Some of these make me wonder how the interviewer got their place in the firm.... I guess the best thing to do is remain calm and answer anything like this in the most clear and concise way possible, and maybe throw it back in their face just a little bit if they have the balls to ask... 2 years 7 months
mikesswimn: prudentinvestor: I find 1 and 2...[quote=mikesswimn][quote=prudentinvestor]I find 1 and 2 kind of odd. Are you a FT employed?[/quote] Yes, for the better part of a decade. Why do you find them odd?[/quote] The reason being if you are FT employed how can you not write a decent equity research report. I understand they tend to... 2 years 7 months
ST Monkey: The most annoying question I ever got...[quote=ST Monkey]The most annoying question I ever got asked and gave my best was: Q: Insurance background huh? So you want to go from fucking old ladies to a job in S... 2 years 7 months
SirTradesaLot: prudentinvestor: Followup...[quote=SirTradesaLot][quote=prudentinvestor] Followup Question: Why didn't your parents just pay for it? [/quote] Wow. I hope you didn't end up there. That is an amazingly, even shockingly, stupid question. You should do WSO a favor and out that firm. People need to know where they are... 2 years 7 months
mrb87: If you were a mathematical sign, which...[quote=mrb87] If you were a mathematical sign, which one would you be? (My answer was cringe inducing, though I immediately ruled out minus and divide)[/quote] If by sign they meant symbol, I would have said something corny like sigma where n = my age and x = 0. Then proceed to say something... 2 years 7 months
Two Points 1) Do you have med school loans to...Two Points 1) Do you have med school loans to already deal with? If yes --> No to Wharton 2) Brady just died a little more inside. 2 years 7 months
I'm guessing most of these guys don't work and "...I'm guessing most of these guys don't work and "mommy and daddy" pays for all their crap and I'm not referring to their tuition. I worked ~30 hours during college while interning unpaid as an equity research intern for ~10 hours and ended up with around a 3.7 while majoring in math, econ and... 2 years 7 months
I find 1 and 2 kind of odd. Are you a FT employed...I find 1 and 2 kind of odd. Are you a FT employed? 2 years 7 months