香港赛马会网 www.957c.com.cn Interview Tips We want to help you prepare as best you can for an interview with us. So we’ve brought together some tips and advice that will help you navigate the interview process, present yourself in the best possible way and hopefully leave an impression that lasts.
Before the Interview Preparation
The key to a good interview is preparation. You need to show that you’ve done your research and understand what we do and how we work. Here are a few pointers on where you can find out more about us.
Practice Makes Perfect
It’s a good idea to practice mock interviews if possible, and talk to other candidates who’ve gone through the interview process. And if you know anyone in the investment banking industry, it would be useful to speak to them, hear about the experiences they’ve had in their careers and ask if they have any advice.
Know Your Resume
Review your resume and know its contents. You should be prepared to speak about anything on it. Get ready to talk openly about your achievements, how you achieved them and how you would improve things next time.
At the Interview When it comes to interviews, everyone wants to make a good impression. Here are a few simple tips to help you on your way.
Dress code – ensure you are smartly dressed for interviews, always better to be more formal than casual as it creates an important first impression.
Be on time. Ensure that you leave plenty of time for travel delays, and if you are early, take some time to prepare yourself.
Bring our contact details with you, so if you are delayed you can then contact the relevant people.
Switch off your mobile phone before the interview starts.
Of course it’s important to look smart and present yourself in a professional way, but you should also think about the way you present yourself and how you communicate.
Communication skills are important in every part of our business, and an interview setting is a good time to show how well you can communicate and get your opinion across, even when under pressure.
And remember, on a telephone interview, your communication skills, how you articulate yourself and how you manage pauses in the conversation are key skills to focus on as the interviewer cannot see that you are pondering a response or waiting for acknowledgement.
Think about what you’re going to say before answering a question, and try to ensure that your responses don’t sound over-rehearsed. We want to hear what you really think, so be yourself and give honest answers to questions.
Give concrete examples of what you’ve done and the skills you’ve demonstrated. But be honest about your skill set. While you obviously want to demonstrate your excellence, don’t exaggerate your accomplishments.
Come prepared with questions you want to ask us, because as much as the interview is about us getting to know you, it’s also an opportunity for you to get to know us better. Just make sure your questions are relevant and well-thought out.
How You Say It
When you’re speaking, take it slow. It’ll help you convey more clearly what you’re trying to say. It’ll also help you organize your thoughts as you speak and give more concise and relevant responses.
Be sure of yourself and what you say. Try to avoid responding to questions with a straight ‘yes’ or ‘no’. The interview is your opportunity to present and promote yourself, so try to convey as much relevant information as possible.
And don’t forget to smile. An interview is serious business, but it’s important to come across as friendly and personable. Smile when you speak - it’ll help you feel more comfortable and will also put your interviewer at ease.
Eye contact is incredibly important to communication. It can help create a sense of trust, it conveys interest and shows you’re listening to the person you’re talking to. During a telephone interview, ensure you verbally acknowledge the interviewer’s questions and let the interviewer know if you require time to think about a response.
Your body language can convey a great deal of information without you realizing. But there are a few simple things you can do to check that the subtle cues you give off are interpreted in a positive way.
To show that you’re responsive to the person you’re speaking to, make sure you keep your posture open, (so avoid crossing your arms or legs), and lean forward slightly.
To build rapport with someone, a good technique is to mirror the behavior of the person you’re speaking with.
Listen attentively to questions to ensure the interviewer knows you are genuinely interested and understand what is being asked of you.
If you are attending a telephone interview, concentrate on your verbal communication but remember that a smile can often be ‘heard’ through tone of voice.
However senior you are and however much experience you might have had, interviews can still be a daunting process. But the important thing to remember is to be yourself, try to relax and enjoy the experience as much as possible. Ultimately, the interviewer wants to get the best out of you and wants you to do your best.