Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week – interviewed at Westpac Banking (Sydney (Australia)).
After initial screening (resume/cover letter check), offered an hour long interview which (stretched to 1.5hrs). Semi-structured with mostly behavioural questions and more in depth questions about experience. Interview was with one person from HR and one manager from business unit applied for. Focus was more on getting to know myself as opposed to knowing more about what I had done.
- Describe a time where you experienced a challenge and how did you overcome it? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days – interviewed at Westpac Banking (Singapore (Singapore)).
Got the interview through a recruiter. Went for one on one interview in the late afternoon and was shortly informed by recruiter of another interview the next morning. Got offer 2 days later.
- why this particular role? why is it important and give some examples of things to look out for in the course of work. Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
do the preparationg as much as possible. it always comes up with the similar questions like why you apply to this role and y you like westpac also arrive a bit earlier than the appoint time, which makes you can calm down before the interview and hopefully get an offer
- roleplay. but you can check on9 how to prepare for this kind of question Answer Question
consider before acceping the offer and ask for the employees benefits
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNegative Experience
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Westpac Banking (Sydney (Australia)).
I was approached by the hiring manager, by email, to possibly run project as I had previously taken oberon elf his (floundering) projects and team members had spoken highly of me. I met with him in his office (normal meeting rooms in an operational area) and he explained the role. We discussed the rate and he didn't have any significant questions for me.
- No hard questions Answer Question
I was pushed down on rate
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Westpac Banking.
I took my CV directly into the branch then i got my first interview with the branch manager then an personality test then an interview with the regional manger then a whole day trial then waited around three weeks for a contrcat to be drawn
- why would westpac have moved to a saving strategy rather than loaning strategy...namea time you went above and beyond for customer service 1 Answer
- Declined Offer
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Westpac Banking.
Went through the business website, spoke at length to hr before submitting cv through the website. didnt hear back for some time, then got a call wanting to see me that day
- No difficult questions Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
not enough money
Helpful (4)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Westpac Banking (Sydney (Australia)) in April 2013.
The hiring process is not very efficient. Took up to 1.5-2 weeks to let applicants know if they progressed to the next stage for phone interview! Then took ages to respond after the phone and assessment centre stages.
Phone interviews are all situational behavioural questions.
Assessment centre included 1 face-to-face interview, 1 individual presentation on given material and 1 group exercise.
Face to face interview included 7 behavioural questions:
1. Industry trends.
2. Out of your comfort zone.
3. Career aspirations.
4. Challenges faced by banks.
5. Complex situation.
6. Latest news involving Westpac.
7. I forgot the last question. :(
Individual presentation was about dealing with a merger and what steps you would take to make sure everything is smooth. Deliver a 6 minute presentation to the board of executives about your recommendations as to how to proceed. Information provided was very vague and so I encourage candidates to watch youtube case study videos on mergers.
Group presentation was about discussing ideas for a new app, encouraging the group to go with your idea or the best idea and pitching to the executives.
- Describe a time when you had to keep up with industry trends. How did you do this and what was the situation? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
I got an offer for a more suitable role to my career driven aspirations.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Westpac Banking (Sydney (Australia)) in May 2012.
3 interviews with different members across my division plus an interview with a programming expert to verify my knowledge that I had put on my CV. Most of the time spent was verifying cultural fit.
- Mostly questions about my previous role and some behavioural questions. Not overly technical except the programming interview. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 4 days – interviewed at Westpac Banking in January 2011.
very difficult questions econometric plus imterpersonal
- past experience 1 Answer
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