Interviews are the most effective way for us to get to know one another. Here are some tips to give you more confidence, so you can be your best on the day.
We want to know the real you, so tell us about what motivates you and drives your interest in finance; share with us why your skills and experience fit the role you are applying for. And remember, there are no right or wrong answers.
You should aim to get a good understanding of our business before you meet us for the first time. The best place to start is our corporate website, but you should also keep up to date with the latest trends and developments in the financial sector in general.
We want to hear your thoughts and opinions. It’s perfectly normal to feel nervous, and don’t worry if you need a moment or two to think about your answers. We’d rather hear a response that is concise and well structured with specific examples, rather than something irrelevant or memorised. Make sure you listen to each question, and don’t be afraid to ask us to repeat if anything is unclear.
Depending on the role, there may be several rounds of interviews. If this happens, remember that all interviews are equally important – regardless of whether they are technical, with HR or with a line manager. No two meetings will have the same interviewers, so show us your passion constantly.
At The End
By the end of the interview, the person you were talking to will have enough information to make a decision about your application. You too should have a clear vision about our business and the position you are applying for, so that you can also make a decision about the offer. If not, ask.
After the interview, send a follow up email to your interviewer to thank them for their time. Also remember that this is a final chance to ask any other questions or provide more information.