Once you have the basic programming/math/finance skills down, everything technical you need in this business can be learnt on the job. But you have to be of the type that wants to learn at the job.Smart, Gets things Done, Curious, Willing to learn.As candidates sharpen their mathematical weaponry more and more, I find that the best interview questions (to ask) are the simpler ones -1. about what they should have learned from previous jobs - mr risk manager from Foobar capital, tell me why VaR is bad?2. from their field of study - mr phd in statistics, why is correlation inadequate?And then sit back and watch the candidate (implode).QuoteOriginally posted by: finanzmastersome guys applying for mid/senior positions [provocatively] refuse solving brainteasers/test, saying that they already passed all tests in the university.If you can't be bothered to answer an interview question, I don't think I can rely on you to shovel shit an hour before something has to go to a client. Good bye. Fails the "Gets things done" category.
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