Interview Tips

What are important tips for interview preparation

  • Review your résumé for key points.
  • Review the job description.
  • Dress professionally and appropriately – it shows you’re serious about the position.
  • Know where to go.
  • Be on time.
  • If possible, know the name of the interviewer.
  • Bring extra copies of your résumé and references.
  • Bring a pen and notepad.
  • Prepare your own questions to ask the employer.

The Investment Banking sector is competitive and this requires all applicants to be as well prepared as possible.  This detailed list of Investment Banking Interview resources shall guide you along a pathway to a successful career.

Spending the time to read and prepare responses to our interview resources will place you ahead of the game.  Once you secure an interview for an Investment Banking position you will find this Career resources useful to enhance your chances of success. An ideal candidate for an Investment Banking job should be well prepared before the first interview. From an interviewer’s perspective you should be prepared to understand and respond to the following:

  1. Identify the types of interview question categories
  2. understand the types of questions that can be asked in each category
  3. the reasons why these questions are asked and
  4. how to prepare a suitable response prior to interview

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How do you practice for an interview?

The best practice for an interview is to undertake preparation for interviews! This includes

  1. Searching the web for resources and check whether your careers centre offers practice or mock interview sessions.
  2. Draft responses to interview questions
  3. Conduct mock interviews

These can help you get a feel for the real event.

Interactive interview training is also offered in some higher education institutions, government career centres or career websites. This can be provided in a ‘chat room’ format or standard answers are suggested in response to standard practise questions.

There is no substitute for practical experience in an interview situation, having practice articulating your skills, experience and achievements and having a solid understanding of the job on offer and the employer offering it will hold you in good stead.

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