What's something you said in an interview that made you want to bitchslap yourself?
I'll start. Back when I was a junior looking for SA positions in IB, I had gone through a long interview process with a MM bank. In the last interview of the final rounds (after crushing the previous interviews), I had an MD interviewer who was an alumn of my school. Internally cheering, I was feeling like this was in the bag; it soon became apparent that my feelings weren't a fucking priority.
The guy tore apart my resume and experiences, everything from my average GPA to my lack of a double major (which apparently 'was expected,' these days). Eventually this happens:
Interviewer: "So which professor did you have for your business law class?"
Me: (Totally blanked) "I think his name was Jerry Law" cue nervous laughter from me
Interviewer: "Interesting, I don't remember him. What about your investment banking class?"
Me: (Blanked on this one too) "James Banker"
Interviewer: ".....Jerry Law and James Banker, huh?"
Needless to say, no one at that bank ever responded to my emails after that.