Not Investment Banking Looking Enough? WTH
I had an IBD analyst interview with a local boutique investment bank a couple days ago and got rejected.
I asked the interviewer out to have a coffee meeting and asked him why I didn't get the job. He said because of my first impression. Here is what he said:
1: Your hair is too stylish and too long to be a IBanker.
2: Don't use Gucci or any designer bag because they are too fashion, not business enough.
3: Don't wear expensive watch to an interview.
4: Always wear white shirt, not other colors. White makes you look humble.
I didn't argue with him, but here is my justification.
1: My hair isn't that long, only slightly longer than the dude in the pic. Is that the case that only crew-cut or combover dudes get hired? If that's true, then screw you. You just feel that my look hurt your ego. My great hair cut reminds you that there is not much hair left on your head.
2: Gucci bag? What's wrong with that? It ain't that expensive, anyone can get one for a couple hundred bucks. Who the hell said only black briefcase is the symbol of businessman? Or if you think I'm too showing off? What the hell are you talking about? Investment banker is the most showing off breed in the world( maybe one of). Luxurious cars, expensive watches, hot blond chicks, Armani suits, Italian leather shoes, aren't these your favorites? Now you are rejecting me because I might be the same kind of person you are? I totally get lost.
3: My watch ain't expensive either. Tissot is not expensive. You call a $1000 dollar watch too expensive? Hey buddy, your Rolex diamond watch looks humble and low-key, I think I'm gonna get one too so that people won't notice my Tissot is expensive. Or maybe I can just buy a 20 bucks digital watch from the local flea market so that when we are going to meet the CEOs, they can see we are not making a lot of money on their deals.
4: Oh come on, white shirts only? Can't it be dark? Do you have any sense of fashion or style? You want me to wear the same color everyday? I saw those hedge fund managers,Equity Research Analysts going on News talking about their investment strategy and they don't wear white shirts. Let me tell you some cons about white shirt. You can't spill coffee on it without people noticing. You need to be really careful when you eat cuz you don't want drop your ketchup on it. You also need to be careful with your pen cuz you don't want leave ink stain on it. I'm not saying I hate white shirts. I'm just saying that we should have right to choose what color to wear as long as it's business formal and it doesn't have a naked Carey Mulligan on it ( which would be hot, lol)
Guys, tell me what you think.