Does anyone else take it personally when rejected after an interview?
ok.. not literally.. but I just get the feeling that the person behind the phone/ or met in person left thinking i’m stupid.. and that ruffles my feathers…how dare they! those MFs.
I had a phone interview recently with apparently the portfolio manager of a long only fund.. i thought the call would be to run through my experience /background, ask why im interested (the basics)..I swear the first question was to state the formula for free cash flow (starting from revenue). The guy was going DEEP into the Schweser cheat sheet. Luckily I had some notes in my pocket while sitting in a public plaza on my cell phone playing hooky from work killing the questions..
The guy spent 1 hour trying to prove I was an idiot “describe the residual earnings model”. Maybe he didn’t like my voice because that the last I heard from that firm…