I applied through college or university and interviewed at Scotiabank.
Interview Details – All interviewers were very friendly. Having a good understanding of the markets and the economy is critical. Better to have a good opinion of where you think the economy is going verses memorizing facts. Lots of behavioural questions emphasizing teamwork, integrity and your biggest challenges. Also prepare a 30 second elevator pitch for why they should hire you.
Interview Question – Explain why you might use a put option verses a forward contract Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Scotiabank in September 2013.
Interview Details – notified a couple days after application deadline.
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What are the 3 valuation methods? Answer Question
Interviewed at Scotiabank
Interview Details – Applied online and got a phone call from HR after 2 or 3 weeks. Interviewed with a manager. He was super nice and asked about my past experience, educational background and some technical questions on auditing and accounting. The manager also shared some information about their department and practical knowledge about auditing.
Interview Question – Behavioral questions: Describe the situation where you used analytical skills; Describe your experience in accounting/ auditing. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in September 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online, didn't get a call for 2 or more months. 3 interviews, First was pretty basic, general questions "why Scotiabank?" "experience". Second interview was more situational, ask a question, give a specific answer and outcome. HR hiring did 1 and 2nd interview, Lady was super friendly. Third interview was a branch interview with 2 managers. They were very friendly so it was easy to answer questions. It was pretty basic, a couple questions on experience and customer focus.
Interview Question – There were a few questions that were expected but worded unexpectedly about be empathy towards a customer and persuading someone. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank.
Interview Details –
Interview with hiring manager
Interview with director/VP
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in September 2013.
Interview Details – Started there as a contractor, first interview was with the agency then they send me for a technical interview with the hiring manager and a technical person, the interview was 100% technical, then they send me for an interview with the Director and later on I got the confirmation with the start date.
Interview Question – Why you want to work here? Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank in August 2013.
Interview Details – Went through a friend's referral, was called on for interview the next week
Interview Question – Do you want to go back to school in near future? was prepared for everything but that Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Scotiabank in August 2013.
Interview Details – just asked a few questions, question like y scotiabank? r u mobile? salary expectations, past experince dealing with clients?
Interview Question – what r ur weaknesses? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Scotiabank.
Interview Details – Was contacted by phone the day after applying. Did two phone interviews; one was standard questions, the other was a behavioural interview asking questions about past experiences. The overall process was very quick, and the interviewer was friendly and very helpful to talk to.
Interview Question – Typical behavioural questions. Expect a lot of "describe a time when..." questions. Answer Question
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