What's a cool skill that an interviewee has shown that got them hired instantly?

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Does anyone have a cool story of an interviewee with an incredible skill or trick unrelated to finance that got them hired or was at least a talked about around the office?

E.g. Memorising a deck of cards - but less generic.

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Apr 6, 2019

One candidate I interviewed used to be a ballet dancer at Disneyland Paris. This wasn't discussed much in the interview itself, however was brought up as a point of interest.
Another was a professionally certified football referee. The candidate used it as an example of when they've had to perform under pressure and communicate clearly - one of the better examples I've been fed.

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Apr 7, 2019

My friend told me that she told the interviewer that she could recite perfectly first 15 digits of Pi (she has photographic memory) and she joked that she used to bartend in a local bar.

She was hired and her boss specifically mentioned that "The fact that you were a female bartender makes you 10x more interesting plus shows affinity of "socializing under informal situations". I guess they liked her because she could hold her own in company outings?

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Apr 9, 2019

15 digits of pi? That's not that hard considering a guy did 70,000. Hell, I can do 23 and I just remember listening to the
pi song

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Apr 9, 2019

I'll try to remember at least 20. Might be a cool thing to show off to interviewer to make myself a little bit less stupid

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Apr 11, 2019

Either her boss is a moron for thinking the pi/bartending thing is interesting, or she's hot AF and this was the real reason she got hired.

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Apr 18, 2019

Tell Ocasio-Cortez that she's gonna need to go a little further than 15 digits to qualify herself as having "photographic memory"

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Apr 18, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez I'm weak... hahahaha

Apr 10, 2019

I once interview for a campus job in college, and at the end of the interview they gave me a rubix's cube and asked if I could solve it (The Pursuit of Happyness anyone?). I actually had known how to solve one back in middle school so got extremely far, with all sides but one being solved.

The interviewers said that was what made me stand out, as they gave the cube to a different candidate and they didn't even attempt to solve it.

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Apr 11, 2019

Just curious, what kind of campus job was it that required this?

Apr 11, 2019

It's not possible to have all sides but one being solved.

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Apr 11, 2019

master troll/10

Apr 11, 2019

Gag reflex (lack thereof)

Apr 11, 2019

Best skill for instant hire = if a girl's a smokeshow

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Apr 15, 2019

Doesn't this kind of backfire? Now you can't really mingle with the lady since HR is in the way. Wouldn't it be better if she went to a different bank so you didn't have to worry about being fired?

"If you ain't first, you're last!" - GOAT

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Apr 15, 2019

I had a call with a guy from Goldman who subtly threw in that he was on the Olympic judo team in 2008 & 2012. He didn't mention whether this helped him in the interview or anything, but I'm sure it did as who doesn't want an Olympian working for them.

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Apr 15, 2019

Fairly confident I know who you're referring to and if I do he's a dope guy.

Apr 15, 2019

damn is wall street really that small

Apr 16, 2019

Grad/undergrad degree from the right place...just being honest.

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Apr 18, 2019
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