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      12-05-2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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I got another job interview for an investing firm. They require a professional battery exam that takes two hours to complete. Has anybody ever taken one of these before?

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I got another job interview for an investing firm. They require a professional battery exam that takes two hours to complete. Has anybody ever taken one of these before?

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Yes it's the same test Hugh Jackman goes through in swordfish.... You'll be fine
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I have, yes. What exactly are you wanting to know?
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I got another job interview for an investing firm. They require a professional battery exam that takes two hours to complete. Has anybody ever taken one of these before?

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Yes it's the same test Hugh Jackman goes through in swordfish.... You'll be fine
Ha ha. I'm looking forward to it.
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I have, yes. What exactly are you wanting to know?
What is it exactly?
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What is it exactly?
Well I'm in Wealth Management which is completely different than an "Investing Firm" although people often confuse the two.


In my case, it was quite a few mathematical problems. Things like calculating YTM, FV of money.....stuff that's all done for me with a computer.

What is silly is that I feel like I'd probably do WORSE on it now. I took the test a week after graduating college and a lot of it was still fresh in my mind.

I don't know what field you'll be interviewing for, but in my business, the things on the test were essentially useless and barely applied to my day-to-day activites.

I will say this: I scored a 96% on it, and did the best out of everyone in my training class (30 or 40 people). However, I know several people who failed it and had industry experience.

Of note: I went to a lower tier university in Oklahoma so don't feel like I'm bragging about my level of education.

In short: it was basically a bare-bones version of the Series 7 exam.
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What is it exactly?
Well I'm in Wealth Management which is completely different than an "Investing Firm" although people often confuse the two.


In my case, it was quite a few mathematical problems. Things like calculating YTM, FV of money.....stuff that's all done for me with a computer.

What is silly is that I feel like I'd probably do WORSE on it now. I took the test a week after graduating college and a lot of it was still fresh in my mind.

I don't know what field you'll be interviewing for, but in my business, the things on the test were essentially useless and barely applied to my day-to-day activites.

I will say this: I scored a 96% on it, and did the best out of everyone in my training class (30 or 40 people). However, I know several people who failed it and had industry experience.

Of note: I went to a lower tier university in Oklahoma so don't feel like I'm bragging about my level of education.

In short: it was basically a bare-bones version of the Series 7 exam.
Passed the exam. On to the interviews.
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