[Chicago] Sanity Check
brian.curtin at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 05:09:26 CET 2010
On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 22:04, <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> Where I work (a trading firm), we routinely give tests to prospective
> software developers and quantitative analysts. For the most part the aim
> to understand how people approach problems, not whether they necessarily
> the correct answer. (Some of the questions don't have one correct answer
> anyway.) In fact, we often consider candidates with no previous financial
> industry experience. In those cases if we ask a finance-oriented question
> we really and truly are interested in seeing how they approach the problem.
> The host goes over the test with the candidate, again, with an aim to
> understand how they think. It's not treated like a 30-minute quiz in your
> college calculus class.
This type of thing I can get on board with. I didn't get the feeling that
Pete's questions are done in this way, but maybe I was wrong.
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