I was reminded of a very funny interview scenario that was told to me by Emma Raisel,
a professor at Duke University during my Global
Capital Markets course.
The story goes like this (I apolgize for my bad memory):
I was interviewing this college student for a trading job at Goldman
Sachs in the mid 1990's. His interview was going ok -- I was quizing
him on the ins and outs of his resume, his work experience, and his skills.
Every question had a relatively decent response. Then I noticed that one of
his "skills' was Microsoft Excel. I looked at him puzzily and queryed.
His response, and this response alone got him the job:
"I'm very good with Excel. I can make Excel sing."
Now, I went through interviews like this and I have a lot of respect for anyone who
can straight faced say something like that. Point is, when your interviewing,
you need to take risks to stand out -- he did and it paid off. But man, I just
think that is a *great* answer. Anyone else have good interview stories?
It is almost that time of year!