Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Pioneer Investment Management (Andover, MA) in March 2010.
First a phone interview, then got called into the offices. I spoke with three people in an interview setting and spent about 30 minutes speaking with DMS/Sales Representatives that were recently hired. The entire process took about 3.5 hours to finish. Overall, the interview was not too difficult, questions to be concerned with if you truly want the job (my heart isn't really in investments) are really where you see yourself in the future (they want to hear that you wish to grow within the organization) and what interests you about the position (AKA did you do your homework about the company before interviewing).
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Pioneer Investment Management (Milan (Italy)) in July 2010.
Applied on the internal website/database job website with the usual CV, motivation letter and other basic info.
It was an intern position during my last year of master of science in Finance. The position description was very detailed and comprehensive. Later during the actual internship I did actually all that was described there. Later I understood how important it is for all parties involved in the recruitment process to be straight forward and transparent.
The first interview consisted of direct initial contact with the manager and the person I would support (no HR). Basically it was a background check with questions ranging from motivation for the area of interview (operational risk management in an asset management company), skills, past studies and expectations. The manager was very clear in the objective of the internship hire (6months) with the possibility for a temp contractual hire at the end. The people were nice and made me feel comfortable.
I would recommend to try and find as much as possible about the job expectations directly from the people that you should work with. If the manager is not clear and exhaustive about job descriptions and expectations then ask ask ask. There should be a mutual fit between the interviewer and the interviewee.
The second interview was quite similar but with other people I would interact during the internship. It was more a confirmation interview checking for second opinions.
I was very eager to enter an asset management company so I prepared well about industry, company, corporate structure, fresh news, risk management in general and current issues and directions. The office people seemed very nice and the trip in the elevator was definitely not awkward.
I was called and offered the internship in an hour after the second interview and started in a few days.
No negotiation, the conditions of the internship were clearly stated in the job description document.
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took a day – interviewed at Pioneer Investment Management in January 2007.
HR Does the phone screen first. Then go onsite to meet with hiring managers
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