interview questions shared by candidates
Imagine you make a very complicated calculation in excel for a client who is going to make a decision. After you reviewed it a couple of times you notice you are going to save the client $10 million in taxes. You give it to your senior and your partner, who review your work. They agree on your calculation and tell the client about the tax savings and the meeting to finalize the transaction is tomorrow. It's 9 o'clock at night and you are finalizing the paperwork, and you suddenly realize you made a careless mistake on excel and instead of putting a minus, you put a plus, so the client is not going to save $10 million, but is going to owe $10 million. What do you do? How do you handle the situation?
Answer: Everyone makes mistakes and you have to acknowledge it in a humble way. Tell the senior or the partner of the mistake as soon as possible, so they can help you minimize the damage.
Firstly, tell your partner and senior about it. After that, finalize the paperwork and bring it to your client's house. Talk to your client and just tell your client that you've made a mistake and tell your client the correct info
The most difficult interview questions had to do with the fact that the whole interview style was the "S.T.A.R." Behavioral Interview Style. "S" stands for situation, (use specific details, even if you have to make them up!) "T" stands for task, tell what led to the task. "A" stands for action taken, discuss what you did and who was involved. "R" stands for result or outcome, communicate the outcome. The greatest challenge of a behavioral interview is that even if you come up with good answers, (in this case stories) there's no way of knowing what situational question they will ask you. You could have a great situational answer to a behavioral question, and the interviewer's might not even ask that question.