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May 25, 2005 8:02 am

I am interviewing at MSDW. I just had a really quick question.  I have to go in and take a test, and I am wondering if this is a personality test, or an aptitude test?  <?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

May 25, 2005 8:06 am

If you get that question, "Would you rather pull wings off of flies or make love to your mother?"



Punt

May 25, 2005 8:07 am

Perhaps it is a little of both.  I took an aptitude test.

May 25, 2005 12:02 pm
Beach:

I am interviewing at MSDW. I just had a really quick question.  I have to go in and take a test, and I am wondering if this is a personality test, or an aptitude test?  <?:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />



They give you two tests.


One is math and reasoning, the other is a personality test.

May 25, 2005 12:09 pm

Thank you very much.

May 25, 2005 2:05 pm

and.....if you end up interviewing with SB or UBS you take virtually the same two tests.

May 25, 2005 2:27 pm

I think have taken a similar test before in a previous job field. 

May 25, 2005 5:20 pm

If you can answer a problem like this you should be fine. 



The average closing price of XYZ stock last week was 55.  The
following are the closing prices for that week: Mon 51, Tues 58, Wed
54, and Fri 49.  What was the closing price on Thursday? 




May 25, 2005 5:32 pm
Scorpio:

If you can answer a problem like this you should be fine. 

The average closing price of XYZ stock last week was 55.  The following are the closing prices for that week: Mon 51, Tues 58, Wed 54, and Fri 49.  What was the closing price on Thursday? 



I'm visualizing Put Trader shuffling his walker over to the glass-domed ticker machine right now...


"Well, sonny, back in Ought-Three we used to wear onions on our belts---it was the style at the time---but not white onions, but those big yellow ones...because of the war...and we had nickels with pictures of bees on 'em, 'gimme five bees for a quarter!' you'd say...anyway, what was the question?"

May 25, 2005 6:11 pm
Scorpio:

If you can answer a problem like this you should be fine. 

The average closing price of XYZ stock last week was 55.  The following are the closing prices for that week: Mon 51, Tues 58, Wed 54, and Fri 49.  What was the closing price on Thursday? 



Not really.  The MSDW test is far more difficult than that.



I better example would be to the extent of:



Mr. Invest has $10,000 in bonds yielding 5% each year.  If he invests 20% of his capital into stocks yielding 11% and 15% into stocks yielding -3%, how much will he have gained or lost?


I didn't put any though into this question, so please don't criticizm, but it should give you some idea...  They can get relatively complex, however they should still be easy for anyone with a High School education.

May 25, 2005 9:39 pm

This is the real question:


If you had to shoot yourself in the head or ask Puttrader a question what would you do, what would you do?????

May 26, 2005 6:58 am

Took the test last night.  No type of math questions, just another sales test to see if you would sell to anyone. 

May 26, 2005 10:07 am
Beach:

Took the test last night.  No type of math questions, just another sales test to see if you would sell to anyone. 


Yea, that was the second test I took.  The computerized test that asks "Will you sell to your friends, Family, etc etc etc?"  I felt like they asked the same question over and over and over.


From what I understand, they have to give you the math test.  Just corporate routine..... but who knows, I could be wrong.

May 26, 2005 10:15 am

I do not know, but there was an offer in my fax machine this morning, so i guess i do not have to. 

May 26, 2005 11:34 am
Beach:

I do not know, but there was an offer in my fax machine this morning, so i guess i do not have to. 



Guess not, Congrats on the offer.

May 26, 2005 12:07 pm

Cuffy-


Nobody else ever knows that quote.  That was nice.

May 26, 2005 2:10 pm

Yea Cuffy, I do see some similarities between good old Abe and Put.  Nice quote