Next week I have an interview for an entry level credit analysis opporunity. What types of questions will be asked? How should I prepare? How did I stand out as a good candidate? Any suggestions would be greatly appericated. Thanks
I'm a recruiter. Here are some basic interview prep tips I provide all my candidates. https://careerservices.princeton.edu/undergraduate-students/interviews-offers. Before the interview, read their website and at least a few recent news articles about the company. When reading the job description, practice providing answers on how your background or experience relates, or does not relate, to each item. At least be able to show you understand what the job description is referring to even if you don't have that experience. Smile when you talk - it shows confidence. Have someone else proof your resume for ANY spelling error. For entry level positions, they are not able to judge you based on experience, so they need to use things like evaluating your attention to detail. Thank you for your service!
The more you know about what they do the better. Go online and research them and their competitors. Just remember a few key facts and you’ll be ahead of the others they speak to.
Also spend a week reading the WSJ, the credit markets section. Get smarter. Best of luck.
First, thanks for your service. As I read the first response...I echo Marc's answer, truly be yourself. As it appears you have passed through the first layer of reviews, not only are they going to be interested in your answers to your job related questions, but also how you interact with them. You may be joining a team, they will want to see how you will fit into their current structure. I recommend to the people who ask, Google interview questions (there are hundreds) and then type in a short story of something that happened to you in the past and how you solved that issue. That effort, just like your past school homework will help cement your answers and get your answer out with ease! You can (and they expect it) ask them questions at the end of the interview...there are some on Google also! Good Luck!
First and foremost:relax and be yourself. You know why you would be good at the job so tell them when they ask. The interviewer will be most interested in whether you are likeable,have the skills(or can learn them)of the job,& perhaps whether you have growth potential-ie,are you motivated beyond this entry level position
Go to Glassdoor.com and look up the company you are interviewing with (at the top of the page you select "Company Reviews") and just start looking around the site. People share their interview experiences and share lots of other information. It is a great place to get some real information from people who work there or, like you, are interviewing. I realize you have already interviewed for this position and I hope that you were successful in getting the job but if you are still looking, become familiar with Glassdoor.
There will obviously be the standard questions, job experience, education, "Why should you be considered", etc. but be prepared for a set of "behavioral" questions. These will typically be things like, "Tell me about a difficult customer" or "Describe a unique solution to a difficult problem", etc.
Many of the behavioral questions are fixed for legal reasons so they are consistent between candidates. Check out glassdoor.com and look up the company you are interested in. They often have examples of questions asked of candidate.
Please log in to answer this question.