What's the best thing you have ever heard in an interview?

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We always talk about the negatives around here. (Things such as guys acting like tools in interviews or people like Jefferey Chang)

So I want to know, what are some things that have really stood out when you interviewed someone. Was it a story, a joke, an inspirational thing, an explanation of something, their intelligence, experiences...anything.

Lets see what things have left a lasting impression on people.

Also, you could also say something really good that you said that had the interviewer really impressed

Comments (20)

 
Jun 30,2011

she squirted...and i'm not talking about the pokemon

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Jun 30,2011

epic troll is epic

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Jun 30,2011
D M:

epic troll is epic

I'm the troll?

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Jun 30,2011

"Sorry to keep you waiting for so long. I just wanted to tell you personally that we're extending you an offer. Here is my card. Feel free to call me if you have any trouble with HR, I know how difficult they can be."

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

 
Jun 30,2013
happypantsmcgee:

"Sorry to keep you waiting for so long. I just wanted to tell you personally that we're extending you an offer. Here is my card. Feel free to call me if you have any trouble with HR, I know how difficult they can be."

Perfect, especially the HR part.

 
Jun 30,2011

Will, I was calling bIastoise a troll, and no, I'm not a troll, I just prefer to amuse others while remaining anonymous.

MPG: That's awesome man

My best interview experience was for a shitty $9/hr job ($1.50 bump from what I was making, so big deal for me at the time when I was living paycheck-to-paycheck plus some credit):

"Who the hell are you? Oh, you wanted the job? Okay, let's get you to fill out these forms and then [name] will show you what you're doing."
-my boss at that job was awesome, mid-60s, smoked 4 packs of cigs and drank ~4-5 pots of coffee/day, also the one that gave me the job

"You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer
"Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee

 
Jun 30,2011
D M:

Will, I was calling bIastoise a troll, and no, I'm not a troll, I just prefer to amuse others while remaining anonymous.

MPG: That's awesome man

My best interview experience was for a shitty $9/hr job ($1.50 bump from what I was making, so big deal for me at the time when I was living paycheck-to-paycheck plus some credit):

"Who the hell are you? Oh, you wanted the job? Okay, let's get you to fill out these forms and then [name] will show you what you're doing."
-my boss at that job was awesome, mid-60s, smoked 4 packs of cigs and drank ~4-5 pots of coffee/day, also the one that gave me the job

my apologies. im paranoid by the constant posts calling out posters as trolls.

Happy- that is the best thing you can hear

"Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In twenty years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat, that's a fact.

 
Jun 30,2011

No worries, I feel the same way about the calling-out so I hear ya man haha

"You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer
"Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee

 
Jun 30,2011

Best thing an interviewee said: "I just want a job. I just finished school and don't know what I want. Like, a place where I can work for a couple of years while I figure my life out." Honest, direct, and it worked. He turned out to be a good worker too: if the kid stays around, he'll get promoted.

Best experience for me: landing my first internship. Only months before, I had technically been a college dropout working in a bar, and now I was walking throught the front door of a HUGE office building in NYC.......at Grand Central Station - AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RECESSION. I felt like a million bucks.

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Jun 30,2011

My first job in Sales & Trading. I do an interview with a trader and the Fixed Income Broker who i would eventually be working for etc etc. Then they bring in the head of the Fixed income desk.

The interview lasts about 1 min and first thing he says is, "This job is no fucking joke, its hard as shit. Just do what you are told and after 2 years if you have worked hard you may succeed. 75% of people who make it past 2 years stay in the business but there are always some who still drop out after 2 years If ___ name likes you then I like you"

Then he shook my hand and left the room.

The one who does not fall, does not stand up

 
Jun 30,2013

I overheard an interviewee tell the interviewer that he would be willing to buy the office a handle of whiskey every Friday for the duration of his employment for the office to consume. Needless to say the guy obviously got the job.

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Jun 30,2013

I spent most of my last internship interview talking about Star Trek and Virgin Oceanic and got an offer at the end of it.

 
Jun 30,2013

At some shit hole cold calling job I had.

Interviewer: Do you know what we do here?
Hot Girl: Credit card payment processing.
Interviewer: Sorry. We're looking for phone sex operators.

Not surprisingly the place later got sued to shit. Although, I bet the owner is still worth $50+ million.

Competition is a sin.

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Jun 30,2013

Best one I had was just last Friday. Head of dept brings in some analysts to interview me and says, "You'll be analyzing asset managers, but there is plenty of talk about individual securities, so just to let you know if they ask you for a stock pick...think something up."

Brings in 3 analysts. They proceed to ask me "What are you interests? And don't say modelling or annotating Barrons." Then they ask "You like sports?" "Uhh yea" "Dodgers?" "Yea how'd you know [interviewing in Angels territory]" "I facebooked you before the interview"

 
Jun 30,2013

The girl I interviewed had the name of a famous town/area/county.

Me: Hey [interviewee name]. Nice to meet you. Your name is just like the [place]. Are you from there originally?
Interviewee: No. I was conceived there.

awkward pause

 
Jun 30,2013
SirTradesaLot:

The girl I interviewed had the name of a famous town/area/county.

Me: Hey [interviewee name]. Nice to meet you. Your name is just like the [place]. Are you from there originally?
Interviewee: No. I was conceived there.

awkward pause

LOL

 
May 31,2018

stumbling on this thread but something too good not to add:

interviewing for SA role at BB bank, my first superday ever and am super nervous. there was a buffet set up at the interview site that was pretty extensive but I get sick when nervous so i didn't even give it a second look.

I sit down at my first interview of the day with an MD.

MD: "did you try any of the food I saw they put out for you guys?"
Me: laughs uncomfortably lol "nope I was a little too nervous to eat before a superday, so I guess I will have to go back afterwards"
MD: PULLS AN APPLE OUT OF HIS BRIEFCASE?? "Well if you get hungry, you are welcome to my apple! You shouldn't interview on an empty stomach!" and places it on the table, where it sat for the rest of the interview.

Honestly the nicest, sweetest way to start off the superday, where I ended up accepting an offer to.

 
May 31,2018

Interviewing at BB S&T. I play an esoteric Chinese instrument and it came up. Turns out my interviewer, a 30+ year old white man, also plays the same instrument. Spent 20 mins talking about our favorite songs.

 
May 31,2018
Will Hunting:

What's The Best Thing You Have Ever Heard In An Interview?

You're hired.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

 
May 31,2018