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  2. Worst Interview experience?

    Bombed an interview. Want to read stories to make myself laugh/fee better phone interview analyst real estate ...

    205 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2017 - 1:17pm -

  3. first round phone interviews- CITI IBD

    Hey everyone, I have just been scheduled to complete a first round phone interview with the IBD at Citi. Any advice, questions to expect etc? Are typical phone interviews technical or more behavioral/walk me through your resume? First time doing this for ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2017 - 2:47pm -

  4. How to phone interview like a BSD

    Looks like I took part in roughly 80 phone interviews during b-school, plus probably more that didn't make it to my calendar. Lot of practice. A little over 40 hours straight of the old smile-and-dial. Since we're headed into recruiting season n ...

    56 comments - 6 silver bananas - Sep 4 2012 - 11:41pm -

  5. SIG PHONE INTERVIEW

    can anyone shed light on what i can expect... have a phone interview coming up with SIG. brainteasers, behavioral, resume, (ive also heard they focus on game theory, but will this come up on the phone? also, do they just want to see if i understand game t ...

    49 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:00pm -

  6. RBC 1st round phone interview

    What kind of q's should I expect in a phone interview? Does RBC tend to do more technical phone interviews or just ask behavioral questions as part of the initial screen? Thanks. Investment Banking phone interview RBC ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:04pm -

  7. ConocoPhillips Commercial/Trading Internship Interview

    I am going to have a phone interview. How is the interview like? Is it basically all fit/behavioral coz it sounds like I am going to be interviewing with the recruiter herself? phone interview ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 27 2009 - 5:46pm -

  8. Phone vs. In Person Interview

    Hi everyone, I am from a target school applying for many BB S&T SA positions. Since my school is hit hard by huge snow storms, many of my on-campus in person interviews are being replaced by phone interviews. Are there any significant differences betw ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:04pm -

  9. Macquarie IB SA Phone Interview: general advice/questions to prep.

    Have a phone interview with Macquarie for a SA position in IB. Not really sure what to expect from a phone interview, as I am more used to and more comfortable with face to face interviews. Any ideas on what sorts of questions they will ask? any general a ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 14 2015 - 8:26pm -

  10. missed a phone interview, what should I do?

    I was waiting for my phone interview today, and my cell phone had perfect signal, not on vibrate or silent. About 2 minutes after the scheduled time, my phone beeps and tells me there's a new voice mail, and it's my interviewer!! Somehow it didn ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:10am -

  11. Phone Interview with Harris Williams and Company

    I have a phone interview with Harris Williams. I am wondering if anyone has been through their interview process that might have some advice. What is their dealflow like? How is the initial phone interview? Any advice would help! Investment Banking interv ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 7 2011 - 11:31am -

  12. PwC Interview- HELP PLEASE

    I recently completed a phone interview with a campus recruiter at PwC. The interview ended quicker than I thought leading me to believe that I might have got rejected. I am not an accounting backgroud so I will not have enough credits to sit for cpa upon ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 10 2014 - 8:55pm -

  13. Call w/ GSAM Recruiter Tomorrow?

    So I just got an email about this an hour ago, it's for an analyst/associate internal wholesaling role. She mentioned it would just be a short call, any idea what sort of questions I should expect? I've been swallowed up with math/stats/options ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 16 2015 - 7:30pm -

  14. Surprise! phone interview!

    Got an email at 2am to arrange a phone interview from HK. Fair enough, I gave the person my availability and agreed on a set interview time. He also mentioned that another colleague will also be interviewing me at a different time and will contact me arra ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 12 2010 - 1:51pm -

  15. Quiet place to do a phone interview in NYC?

    I am visiting the area and have to do a phone interview while there. Is there a good quiet place to check out to do it? Preferably with a table or something so that I can have some notes in front of me. Thanks phone interview ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2015 - 10:56pm -

  16. Follow up after phone interview- Associate position

          I had a phone interview for an associate position with a BB over a week ago and I haven't heard back yet. I am wondering whether I should follow up yet or not. I want to be fresh on their minds but also don't want to tick th ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2016 - 9:35pm -

  17. Non-finance major, interview w/ BBs, could use an inner tube, fellows

    Hi Everyone, I was fortunate enough to land some prelim phone interviews with some BBs. I'm not a finance major and only became very passionate about finance starting last september. Having never done an I-Banking interview before, I was hoping to so ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2011 - 2:21am -

  18. Qatalyst Phone Interview- Tech Specific Technicals?

    Hey Everyone, I have an upcoming phone interview with Qatalyst, this is my first phone interview and I want to be well prepared. I know my story, answers to "why tech" and technical knowledge is a given, however, I am not sure about which tech s ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 17 2017 - 6:04am -

  19. Phone Interview: Was It Unusual?

    I had a phone interview with a boutique investment bank and the interviewer asked four questions **Update: This was for a summer analyst position that would only pay $10/hour and only 40 hrs/week so not very serious (1) Walk me through your resume (2) Why ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 14 2015 - 8:16pm -

  20. I just had the wierdest phone interview for citi ops

    So she calls me asks me why ops, I do the whole " i want to learn more about financial markets, and want a stable job which is important in these turbulent time yada yada yada" She talks for 15 minutes about what ops is, doesnt let me get a word ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 24 2008 - 11:18am -

  21. janestreet- interview

    This deserves a forum post coz it's kinda hilarious. One of my buddies working for JS just informed me about a hilarious interview. They call up the interviewee who apparently is quite bright. This kid published some serious math papers before gettin ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2010 - 1:15pm -

  22. what does this mean "phone interview"

    Hello, I had a phone interview recently and although I dont think it went too well, the recruiter seem to show interest by asking me all the right questions and he even mentioned that they'll give me a notice, as far advance as possible, for the in p ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 7 2015 - 7:18pm -

  23. Phone Interview- Boutique

    I have a phone interview for an internship with a boutique lined up tomorrow. Do you think they'll ask me technicals over the phone, or will it be all fit? phone interview ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 6:24am -

  24. Phone Interview Situation

    I was lucky to get a heavy hitter (not in IBD, a different division) at an all purpose bank like citi, hsbc, db in asia (but not singapore/hk/china/india) to refer me to the head of investment banking in that same nation where there is no recruiting proce ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 24 2009 - 6:48pm -

  25. Blackstone Advisory HK Summer Analyst Interview

    Does anybody have experience and insights with this? Not really sure what to expect except for hardcore technicals etc. Any advice will be greatly appreciated! phone interview Hong Kong blackstone m&a Blackstone Group 1st round interview BX M&A ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2014 - 4:23am -

  26. Spontaneous Phone Interview Question Help for Very First Internship

    DeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeletedDeleted wealth management phone interview stock pitch ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 20 2017 - 2:56pm -

  27. Acing your next phone interview

    The phone interview which use to be a 10-min, HR formality has now become a go to for employers to quickly weed out otherwise identical candidates. It's harder to stand out these days so employers can be much pickier. The phone interview is also much ...

    8 comments - 3 silver bananas - Aug 27 2012 - 6:45pm -

  28. Interview with GE Finance, what to expect?

    I scored an interview with GE scheduled soon. The first step is a phone interview for the GE financial management program, recruiter spoke to me and said that there isn't really much that I can do to prepare and its best that I just be myself. I know ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2011 - 3:58pm -

  29. Hedge Fund Interview- What to expect?

    I have a phone interview for an analyst position at a hedge fund. What can I expect? How should I prepare? I have had other IB phone interviews, but not a hedge fund. How is it similar or different? Can anyone explain their experiences working at a hedge ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 5:26am -

  30. Wedbush Equity Research Associate

    Has anyone interviewed for an equity research associate position at Wedbush? It's for the "Financial Technology" sector. Is that like software companies that deal with financial companies? I hope I don't sound that retarded. phone inte ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  31. GS Securities S&T Sophomore First Round Phone Interview

    Hey guys, I just wanted to get some information on how the phone interviews for Securities @ Goldman are. Brainteasters? Stock pitch? Walk me through your resume? Are these the main areas the interviewer will focus on? Also, do you guys have any other tip ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 19 2014 - 1:12pm -

  32. UBS and Merrill Lynch Phone Interviews

    Aloha everyone. Next Monday, I have two phone interviews: one with UBS and the other with Merrill Lynch, both in PWM. I met my contacts through my career services director on campus, and they both know I'm looking for an internship. I have a couple o ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 8 2011 - 2:12am -

  33. Phone Interview- First round

    Well, I have an IBD phone interview for next week. This is a first round, and it is for a top 5 BB firm (think JPM, BAML, CS, Citi, etc). What should I expect, and what would be the best strategy to prepare for this, so that I am 100% prepared and confide ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 6:45am -

  34. No follow-up emails after CS phone interview invitation two weeks ago, what should I do???

    Received a CS phone interview invitation from the recruiter for SA in AM two weeks ago, but till now still no one contacted me to set up a time for the interview. I emailed the recruiter about this last week, she asked me to be patient and someone would c ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2011 - 11:09am -

  35. A phone interview that never happened..

    Hey guys, I was suppose to have a phone interview with human resource. I called on the day of the phone interview, but no one answered so I left a message. It has been 2 days and I still haven't gotten a call/email. Did I get dinged? What should I do ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 1 2015 - 4:39pm -

  36. phone interviewer didn't call

    I had a phone interview scheduled for 9pm with a bank in its Asia offices (10am there). It's now 9:05pm, and I haven't received a call. I don't have a number I can call them at, what should I do? E-mail them saying I am yet to receive their ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2009 - 9:06pm -

  37. Accounting Question Did I get this right?

    Buy a car for $100 cash, PPE on January 1st. 10 year straight line depreciation. What happens to the three income statements on Dec 31st? Is this just depreciation? phone interview ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2011 - 2:13am -

  38. Imperial Capital interview- Any insight would be greatly appreciated

    I'm new here and have searched but didn't find any posts regarding Imperial Capital telephone interview and 2nd round interviews..any insight on those would be greatly appreciated! Thanks phone interview Imperial Capital ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 4:54am -

  39. Phone interview late

    I had a phone interview scheduled at 12 pm PST and it is now 12:09. How long should I wait until I call HR (have direct line) and see whats up? phone interview ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2010 - 3:09pm -

  40. Phone Interview During Layover

    A very important phone interview got pushed back to tomorrow, and the only time our schedules matched up was during my 80 minute layover in Milwaukee. No idea where I will be able to find a good place to do it. Not a big airport, no airline clubs, and it& ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2013 - 8:35pm -

  41. How long to wait for reply?

    Had a phone interview last Friday for IBD at a BB. Thought it went well, but I haven't heard back yet. During the interview, I asked "Is there anything else I can do to clarify my experience or interest?" Interviewer said, "Nope, I thi ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2011 - 10:51am -

  42. Interview Questions: Softballs

    I recently had a 2nd round phone interview for an investment management position at a BB. Having read through some of the interview experiences here, I was pretty nervous about the possible questions. However, the questions were pretty simple: focused on ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2011 - 7:07pm -

  43. Interviewed and then emailed a couple days later like it never happened

    On Friday I had a phone interview for an ER internship at a boutique (which i'll admit didn't go well), he told me I could expect to hear from him within 10-14 days, but then today I got an email saying "This week was very busy, how does Tu ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2014 - 12:07pm -

  44. HR Recruiter Not Resonding after Voicemail

    On Tuesday I received a call from someone from HR where I applied for a position. I was unable to answer the call but he left a message to call him back and wanted to discuss my background and interest in the position (phone interview). I called him back ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 22 2014 - 1:27pm -

  45. Barcalys phone interview for NYC analyst

    My friend just got me a interview opportunity with Barclays ' I-banking team for an entry-level position. I was wondering if I could get any advice on how to study for this interview? I've never had any investment banking experience, instead bee ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2012 - 8:38pm -

  46. no one follows up with phone interview, what to do???

    Hi, I want to ask a question for my friend. He got an email from CS saying there's gonna be a phone interview but they haven't followed up for 10 days. He sent an email to the recruiter and they asked him to be patient and someone would contact ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 20 2011 - 10:22pm -

  47. Muni Trader Interview

    I have a 1st round phone interview tomorrow for an entry level muni bond trader position. I was wondering what kind of questions I might expect outside the standard S&T interview questions, as I'm not quite as familiar with munis as I am with oth ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2010 - 9:43am -

  48. SEO Phone Interview And First Time Poster

    Hey everyone, so I googled SEO phone screen, and I came about this site. I know from reading this that a lot of people don't like SEO, but I digress. Anyway, I have no idea what I'm in for. I guess some back up info is needed. I applied for the ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2009 - 11:07pm -

  49. phone interview with fever? URGENT

    phone interview getting sick 1st interview ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2015 - 4:37pm -

  50. What To Do When You Could Not Understand Your Interviewer's Name on the Phone

    The title captures it all. When my interviewer introduced himself on the phone I could not understand his name. I believe that repeating his name during the interview is important so he knows you remember it, but what would you do if you could not underst ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2014 - 1:20pm -

  51. Thoughts on interview

    I recently had a phone interview with an IBD of a BB for an internship. It lasted 30 minutes exactly. First, the guy introduced himself and then asked me to introduce myself. I told him my story, maybe a 3 minute response. Told him about my most recent in ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 16 2013 - 2:54pm -

  52. Question asked in an initial phone interview

    How would figure out the amount of sales made during last halloween (in the US)? I got this question and wanted to see how ppl would go about answering this.. Thanks Investment Banking IB phone interview ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 25 2011 - 3:05pm -

  53. Phone "Chat"?

    Hi monkeys. I have been networking around and I finally got some response from some firms. Now they've scheduled a "chat" with me; is this actually a chat or is it an interview? And what about a conference call, is that an interview? Thanks ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 14 2011 - 5:36pm -

  54. El Dorado Trading Interview

    All right fellas, im going to post my experience since it would have helped me a few days ago. I had a first interview with el dorado monday and this is how it went: Phase 1: 20-30 min. They explain the firm to you and give you advice on what to look out ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 11 2011 - 5:25pm -

  55. Another "What does this mean" Phone interview

    So I just had a phone interview today... two interviewers and me. I thought it'd be mainly focusing on my resume with some of the usual fit questions (Why x bank, Why banking, tell me your story, why x industry). But they asked me nothing that was on ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2011 - 10:21pm -

  56. Hedge Fund Phone Interview

    Hi everybody. I have a phone interview with a mid-cap HF and I wanted to know what I should absolutely positively know or study. I'm not looking for anything huge here, just what should I bone up on that would be really embarrassing if I didn't ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 5 2011 - 1:20pm -

  57. Phone interviews Does interviewer's unenthusiastic tone imply a higher chance of 'ding'?

    ^ Topic ^ Your thoughts, ideas, and stories. Investment Banking phone interview phone interviews ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2009 - 2:07pm -

  58. Call during Soccer Game

    I have a phone interview at 5 Central today with a younger associate. He seems like someone who's interested in sports from his LinkedIn. Should I call right at 5 or should I wait until there is a break in the soccer game? Thanks. phone interview 1st ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 1 2014 - 3:52pm -

  59. Phone opening line- Interview

    Hi guys, This is a serious question- what should be my opening line when I know that the recruiter is calling me on the phone? Literally, I am looking for the sentence that would be the perfect opening line. Not a native speaker here so I am really not su ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2014 - 4:36pm -

  60. Preliminary phone interview for Logan Circle Partners, how can I prepare?

    Hi guys, Recently I got a preliminary phone interview with Logan Circle Partners Asset Management. I am an undergraduate and the internship seems rather basic but it's the most desirable for me right now so I want to be as prepared as I possibly coul ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2014 - 4:29pm -

  61. at what point do you stop contacting HR after interview?

    Let's say that you had a phone interview with HR. It wasn't my best and HR told me that I'd hear back around the first week of January after people got back from the holidays. I didn't hear anything back (as expected) so I called her a ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2013 - 4:17am -

  62. Phone Interview with BB Capital Markets Division

    Hi, Used a service of a third party recruiting agency in the UK, ended up getting a phone interview with MD of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB"><abbr title="bulge ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2012 - 11:34pm -

  63. URGENT: Have call with Hedge Fund BSD

    I am current first year analyst at a middle market bank. I have an upcoming call to discuss potential investment banking exit opportunities to hedge funds with someone created his own billion dollar plus fund. The fund is a long-short equity fund, so it t ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2011 - 4:09pm -

  64. Bofa S+T phone

    did anyone have the BofA interview for S+T over the phone today? phone interview ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 14 2010 - 6:41pm -

  65. Jefferies Phone Interview SF office

    Hey guys, I have a phone interview with Jefferies next week, specifically a banker in their CleanTech group out of SF. HAS anybody had a first round with them, particularly SF? I know to be prepared for anything, but I would appreciate any input you all w ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2010 - 2:21am -

  66. Stifel Phone Interview

    Have a phone interview with the NY based FIG group of Stifel Nicolaus coming up. Anyone have any insight on what to expect? I know they have a bad rep on this site, but any idea what the culture, hours, pay, and exit opps are for the FIG group? phone inte ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 29 2009 - 12:51pm -

  67. Mck Phone Interview for Product & Delivery Analyst

    What will be covered in a McK phone interview for Product & Delivery Analyst? The recruiter said I won't be required to take the PST but have to take an SHL assessment. Also, will they be available for times after normal working hours? phone inte ...

    2 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 10 2017 - 10:23pm -

  68. Final Interview without Phone Interview

    I was just wondering if this was odd. BB called me up (sort of lateral not completely) and wants to fly me out (out of state) next week for an interview that I was told would only be about 1.5 hours. Is this normal or does it mean that they are possibly d ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 12 2014 - 6:06pm -

  69. London S&T Phone Interview w/ 3 MDs

    I posted earlier in the week, sorry if creating another thread is not proper protocol. I have a phone interview this week; the phone interview is a conference call with 3 heads of different desks. The position is for the firm's FX desk, not really su ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 1 2012 - 11:45am -

  70. Questions to ask during Capital Markets Phone Interview

    I have a phone interview coming up next week with an AVP for corporate banking cap markets. Can anybody help me develop some questions to ask? Should I ask questions like how the Euro Zone crisis is affecting deal-flow? phone interview ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 13 2012 - 7:26pm -

  71. Phone Interview Follow Up

    It's been a week since I had a phone finance interview with a Fortune 100 company for a finance position, and I have yet to get a call back regarding an in office interview. I tried calling, but I was sent to the voicemail. Do you guys think I should ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2010 - 9:42pm -

  72. Phone Interview WHILE abroad

    I am currently studying abroad and have been selected for a phone interview with a Non-Profit AM firm. I tried searching for this topic but I didn't find anything... Obviously it is very expensive to have a 30 minute phone interview, so will the comp ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 22 2010 - 10:01am -

  73. Interview insight

    I have a phone interview for a credit analyst intern position at BAML. Any ideas on what technicals they may ask, if any? phone interview BAML credit analyst 1st internship ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Oct 26 2017 - 3:33pm -

  74. Citadel Securities interview

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    - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2017 - 9:56pm -

  75. Unintended EQ Trading Interview

    What are your thoughts as to not being able to fluently answer a technical question for an interview that, well, came out of nowhere? trading Investment Banking interview phone interview ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2017 - 8:14am -

  76. MS London SA 1st Round Phone Interview

    Hey guys, my first post here after a couple of months lurking. The title says it all, got a first round phone interview coming up and would like to know what to expect, namely:-HR or business?-motivational or technical?-any specific questions you've ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Oct 16 2015 - 12:16pm -

  77. Awkward Phone Pauses during Interviews.

    Hi Guys, Just wanted a bit of advice from folks out here as I am pondering about what/if/why etc. I am an MBA working in consulting. I applied for a senior associate role at PwC. The recruiter at PwC called me and said that particular role has been shelve ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2015 - 3:48pm -

  78. Converting "Telephone Chat" to Work Experience

    Hi, After a long slog at emailing boutique banks in London to try and get some work experience (First year at university), I have managed to get a few offers of informal telephone chats with around 4 boutique bank partners. In my initial email, I only sub ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2015 - 10:28am -

  79. Merrill Lynch GWM Phone Interview

    I have a ML GWM phone interview sometime this week. From the description, it sounds like i'll mostly be cold-calling. Anything I should expect beyond the usual? Thanks! phone interview ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Apr 9 2013 - 9:26pm -