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Research Assistant Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at IMF (Washington, DC) in June 2015.
Received an invitation to interview 3 months after the job application. I was interviewed by 4 people. Questions were primarily on how you handle situations and some basic economic and financial concepts. I particularly liked the feedback they gave me right after I answered some of the questions. It took another month after the interview to get a response.
- What would you do if A asked you to clean the data and B asked you to find the real interest rate of a country, and both of them want the things done by tomorrow? Answer Question
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Research Assistant InterviewAccepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at IMF in September 2014.
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.
- 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
Research Assistant InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at IMF (Washington, DC) in July 2014.
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
- not really unexpected/difficult :how do you handle multiple demands / pressure Answer Question
Research Assistant InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at IMF (Washington, DC) in July 2012.
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.
- Very Technical interview in general terms. Answer Question
Research Assistant InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at IMF.
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.
- How long do you plan to stay with us? Answer Question
Research Assistant InterviewAccepted Offer
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IMF.
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.
- What was the most difficult program you have ever wrote. What will keep you motivated in this job? Answer Question
Usually no salary negotiation. But I negotiated the start date.
Research Assistant Interview
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