Looking back 3 years ago
For all of you who've been in banking for a couple of years, what do you remember the most about the recruitment process.
I remember back in 2006, after my campus interviews I was flown to the West Coast office ofto interview in their SF office.
All of the interviews were pretty standard but there was one interview that I will always remember. It was with a second year analyst, ****** ******, from Berkeley who made my 30 minutes the most uncomfortable half hour of my life.
He started off being nice and asking softer questions like what do I like to do. When I answered that I love sailing and that my family is part of an elite yacht club he got defensive. He then made snide comments that I don't deserve to be in banking because I'm only doing it because my family is wealthy and that I was lazy because I never had a real job besides internships. He went off on how he came from a poor family where none of his parents went to college yet he did which gave him a "strong work ethic" and because I didn't come from "poor" background meant that I was lazy.
After badgering me about my family, he started to have these nasty looks on his face like a creepy old man who looks like he wants to rape a high school cheerleader. I have nothing against gay people but I did not expect that kind of reaction in a job interview. The constant up and down stares were really creepy as he asked me questions about how I would maintain a social life with such harsh hours. After the interview was over, he offered me his business card and mentioned if I accepted the job we could go to Cal football games and drink at his former fraternity ************** because I mentioned that I liked sports.
The rest of the interviews were pretty "banking esque" but that one was just way too weird and thank god I got other offers otherwise I may have done Teach for America instead if it meant working with him.