What was your most embarrassing moment in an interview?

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  1. Trader07

    Trader07 New Member

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    If you ever had one.
     
  2. T77

    T77 Revered Member

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    I was doing a mental calculation (something simple like 210 * 700) and left off a zero when I said the answer.
     
  3. Tebbit

    Tebbit New Member

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    Epic fail
     
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  4. finbyme

    finbyme New Member Professional

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    Just drying up completely. It only happened once thank goodness. From the looks on their faces, the interviewers seemed to be finding it even more painful than I did.
    If I ever felt that situation happening again, I would slow my breathing - as when you do that the whole body relaxes and you can think clearly again.
    Tip: on the pause between the out breath and the in breath it's impossible to think of something unpleasant, so just for a moment go into that space and "reset" yourself.
     
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  5. ilovefrankee

    ilovefrankee Revered Member Professional

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    (First post).

    First round interview with an industry coverage team at a London bulge bracket - I was left completely stumped by a (relatively) simple brain teaser.

    The question was as follows: "You are at a networking event with 500 other investors. What is the probability of you sharing a birthday with a minimum of one other attendee?".

    Needless to say I spent about five minutes talking aloud to arrive at the answer (hint, it's 100%).
     
  6. Trigger

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    Yeah that's an easy one. Probability of meeting with someone who shares your birthday is 1/365. Given its 500 people at the event it's definitely going to happen. Am I correct?
     
  7. ilovefrankee

    ilovefrankee Revered Member Professional

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    Maybe easy for you!

    That's correct - once the sample size is above 365 (365.25 including leap years?), the probability approaches 100%.
     
  8. HEX

    HEX New Member

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    I once greeted Royal Bank of Canada as Royal Bank of Scotland in an email.
     
  9. AwareDari

    AwareDari New Member

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    When the cringe is too hard.