Physical Traders Interview
I got a call on wednesday (4/3) from a major U.S. based physical commodities trader. Today I heard from them again and they booked me for a last-minute flight out to interview with their grains desks in the midwest on Monday.
I am curious to see what types of prep work you fellow monkeys think I should do in the two days I have to prepare for the interview. This was a totally off-cycle type of recruitment; I had last contact with this firm in September and am employed with an asset manager at the moment. Totally was not expecting this and curious in general as to what types of brain teasers/assessments to expect.
They have made it very clear that their culture is NOT like a bulge bracket commodities desk; they do have traders that go to Cargill, Noble, etc. and come from Cargill, Noble, etc. However, they have 0 traders that come from a bulge bracket background, if that is relevant at all.
Any cash physicals traders lurking around, feel free to explain how comfortable I should feel on a scale of Bobby Bottle Service to Fresh Prison Rape Victim.