Funny interview


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!

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