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Wall Street is notorious for the gruelling interviews they put potential interns and employees through.The questions asked are erratic, and range anywhere from complex industry questions to brain teasers to situation questions that may test your moral fibre.
So when the posters at the forum Wall Street Oasis posed the question “What’s the hardest interview you were ever asked?” we couldn’t help but be interested in what the posters had to say.
We found that most of the “hardest questions ever” were open-ended situation inquiries that had no right or wrong answer, so we threw together the best of them. Think you have the “correct” answer? Think again. And for more advice from the experienced Wall Street Oasis posters head to their conference on July 28th.
Q: If in two years, you receive an offer for more money on the buyside, will you turn it down because this is your dream career?
See below for the full question, but it boils down to — what do you do when you've really screwed up?
'You, the new guy, get tasked with bringing 3 copies of a deck to a client meeting. Being the forgetful dunce you are, you drive to the meeting place only to realise you forgot to pack that in the car. Meeting's in 5 minutes, you've got no time to jet back. What do you tell your MD?'