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by capafan2
March 22nd, 2017, 3:39 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: "don't do riddles"
Replies: 45
Views: 4866

Re: "don't do riddles"

This is a circlejerk thread but I feel tempted to contribute. Firstly Hansson knows bubble sort. He is just exaggerating. He has probably forgotten QuickSort which is most programmers right after the interviews.  A typical IT role is very very different from a Quant role. IT roles require breadth wh...
by capafan2
April 30th, 2014, 9:58 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Interviews have no sense
Replies: 69
Views: 10270

Interviews have no sense

<t>Brainteasers are not very useful in my opinion. They provide a very skewed and inaccurate view. Either the candidate is really good a solving them our of practice and recognize patterns and they come off as brilliant when they are not or the candidate has no experience in solving them and come of...
by capafan2
February 11th, 2014, 12:04 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: expected salary based on contract rate
Replies: 5
Views: 6119

expected salary based on contract rate

The total compensation is anywhere from 130-135K. 110K is too low for a base as you need to be reasonably confident that 20-25K bonus is average. If you are in IT I am not sure it is average if you are in the initial phase of your career. A safe figure is somewhere around 120-125K base
by capafan2
February 9th, 2014, 10:00 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: expected salary based on contract rate
Replies: 5
Views: 6119

expected salary based on contract rate

If you are in the USA - the approximate salary assuming benefits like 401K, Medical, Vacation comes to be about 130K-135K total compensation.
by capafan2
December 24th, 2013, 11:18 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Body Language/Facial expression reading for interviews
Replies: 8
Views: 7098

Body Language/Facial expression reading for interviews

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: edouardFacial expression: Other doubful research work and resultsFairly good TV serials based on the book Hansi suggested-1. Lie to Me2. MentalistBoth are a bit sensationalist but interesting. There is a whole research on the topic. Google "Microexpressions" for details...
by capafan2
November 28th, 2013, 12:42 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Female Quants
Replies: 57
Views: 69055

Female Quants

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofa"I haven't noticed this being an issue at all where I work."No offence, but discrimination is one of these things which is much harder to notice unless it's directed at you.True, unless you find yourself on the right side right after being on the wrong side. B...
by capafan2
November 14th, 2013, 9:57 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career move for $ vs interest
Replies: 21
Views: 9524

Career move for $ vs interest

<t>QuoteI am NOT rationalizing hazing. It's a matter of degree and hazing would be a 10 on my scale.In that case what happens at level 4-5. Things like staying late regularly, working sometimes on the weekend is something all high earners should expect. No one ever got rich working 40 hours a week. ...
by capafan2
November 14th, 2013, 2:41 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career move for $ vs interest
Replies: 21
Views: 9524

Career move for $ vs interest

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AnalyticalVegaThe question of how much crap to take is an important one, take too little and you will be viewed as a difficult person and not a team player. Take too much and you will be viewed as a doormat and wuss.on a scale on 1-10 (10 is the most crap) you should ta...
by capafan2
October 29th, 2013, 11:02 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: What is the best way to recover from this technical interview?
Replies: 17
Views: 7536

What is the best way to recover from this technical interview?

<t>If he wanted to reject you over the silly error, he would have rejected you already. He came back so there is some inclination to hire you but he wants to see how you fix it. Maybe he is anal or maybe he is following HR procedures like - Reject a candidate unless they get all right. Of-course, it...
by capafan2
October 22nd, 2013, 1:20 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Getting a job with a MS in CS
Replies: 96
Views: 14228

Getting a job with a MS in CS

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: xploringUgh, is that where the industry has gone these days? Do they still like hiring nuclear physicists as quants or is it all just computer science guys these days?I honestly think you should rethink your career choices. Academia might be very much to your liking. In...
by capafan2
October 21st, 2013, 11:37 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Getting a job with a MS in CS
Replies: 96
Views: 14228

Getting a job with a MS in CS

<t>QuoteI would say programming skills are already as universal as speaking English. I wouldn't choose studying English unless I loved it for some reason - I needed it for studies and work so I've learnt it myself.This! You put it well. I don't get the universal hatred for programming. It is only a ...
by capafan2
October 21st, 2013, 1:23 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Getting a job with a MS in CS
Replies: 96
Views: 14228

Getting a job with a MS in CS

<t>QuoteHm it sounds like at least a basic level of computer science is necessary. Guess I'll try to finish up a few core courses in the MSCS before attempting to switch to MS Math. Without good programming and IT skills you will not be able to become a quant on Wall Street (most of the time anyways...
by capafan2
October 20th, 2013, 1:13 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Getting a job with a MS in CS
Replies: 96
Views: 14228

Getting a job with a MS in CS

<t>QuoteIf the rest of computer science is only about algorithms and data structures, I definitely want to switch over math. But wondering if IBs and HFs would hire someone with a MS in Math?Anything is possible but you do need programming skills for any quantitative career. Or else you will be look...
by capafan2
October 18th, 2013, 8:17 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quantitative Marketing Analyst
Replies: 15
Views: 8220

Quantitative Marketing Analyst

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: Cuchulainncapafan2,I saw this; is it feasible ?QuoteHere are some examples of awesome things you should be able to do with a Big Data exploratory analytics database. 1. Build the ARCA book for one day of all exchange-traded US equities (186 million quotes) in 80 seconds...
by capafan2
October 18th, 2013, 1:33 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career move for $ vs interest
Replies: 21
Views: 9524

Career move for $ vs interest

<t>QuoteIndicates nothing of the sort. Just means that at his skill level, he is cheaper than other candidates they found.It is possible but simply have not seen it happen enough unless original salary is very low. It happens routinely in consulting gigs when you have a skill suddenly in short suppl...
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