IMF Research Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Oct 19, 2014
Updated Oct 19, 2014
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Research Assistant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at IMF in September 2014.

Interview Details

Was initially called in the afternoon by the HR department asking if I would be free the following afternoon for a telephonic interview. This was in response to the generic online application. I complied and was interviewed, which lasted about 20 minutes. it was a panel interview comprising 3 members of the team including the Director and Assistant Director. They asked me questions regarding my interests. They were able to gauge that I was intellectually interested in the line of work they work in. By now, I did not know what the department was. They also asked me questions based on my coursework, and asked me what I learnt in the different courses, what sort of macroeconmic research skills I had gained in my studies. This interview was followed up with an in person panel interview the following week. Later that week I was told that I was given an offer which I gladly accepted.

Interview Questions
  • I was asked how one could model and explain risk in stock market (?? - don't exactly remember) and understand its impact on the economy - e.g. on GDP growth. (or something like that - I don't exactly recall)   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IMF in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got an email and a call 2 months later. The interview was in DC , with panel composed of the division chief, the deputy division chief and senior hr.
    I was asked:
    Explain real interest rate and expected inflation rate
    Detailed questions on past research projects

    Interview Questions
    • not really unexpected/difficult :how do you handle multiple demands / pressure   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IMF in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    The process is quite "dark". The positions are not posted anywhere. I got the interview because a friend worked there and knew somebody in the department, even though I didn't fulfill the requirements.

    Typical DC job hunting.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at IMF.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is straightforward and divided into three stepts: 1) resume and cover letter review: for one position they receive hundreds of applicants so it is very competitive; 2) technical test administration: only those short-listed will be administered a general test to assess their knowledge and technical skils; 3) final interview (panel): communication skills, general knowledge, technical knowledge, past esperience are scrutinized. They want to see how you come across, how articulatte and knowledgeable you are.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at IMF.

    Interview Details

    Interview was a panel. They asked me how good I am with econometric software. I was getting my PhD while applying, so it was not difficult. They had doubts about whether I will stay for the whole year or not. I already have worked with them earlier, so they did not ask too many skill questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most difficult program you have ever wrote. What will keep you motivated in this job?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Usually no salary negotiation. But I negotiated the start date.
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at IMF in October 2008.

    Interview Details

    took a long time for HR to get back to me.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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