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The World Bank Interview Questions

Updated Feb 23, 2015
Updated Feb 23, 2015
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    Technical Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The best bet is to prove your credentials to key influencers of the hiring process who are usually senior staff comprising permanent full-time advisors. If you deliver in the early assignments then you longer term association is almost ensured as long as relevant projects have funding. Generally it is a formal, corporate, stultified atmosphere with lots and lots of reading and a required ability to have "psychological" dominance in conversations by being quick on your feet.

    Interview Questions
    • What should be know about your biggest drawback or weakness?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Short Term Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 interviews

    Interview Questions
    • Technical questions.
      What would you do if your boss asked you to do something you disagreed with
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    STT (Short Term Temporary) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview Details

    Emailed resume to my friend who had a contact at the WB who was looking for candidates for an STT (Short Term Temporary - 2 months) position. Got contacted by the manager (after 2 weeks) to schedule a panel interview. Interview was with the whole team. Very pleasant group of people.

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    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Hour long interview conducted over the phone with two WB representatives. Both were extremely professional and responsive. Emphasis was placed on one's ability to think and make educated arguments. Overall, very positive experience.

    Accepted Offer
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview Details

    Apply online, called for interviews after shortlisted

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Short-term Consultant (STC) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    N/A

    Negotiation Details
    None - contracts are fixed for entry-level STCs
    Accepted Offer
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    Short-term Consultant (STC) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview Details

    Asked about my educational background and professional experience directly related to the project. Other questions are technical skills related to the project and knowledge of the field. Some behavioral questions relating to the characteristics of the department were also asked.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Economist Consultant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Three rounds of interview. First in person, then another round in person, and then over the phone.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate. I was not used to that. Maybe I should have though.
    Accepted Offer
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    Short-term Consultant (STC) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview Details

    short interview

    Interview Questions
    • questions were professional ones and quite straight forward.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    not really
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at The World Bank.

    Interview Details

    3 weeks from applying to getting an interview

    Interview Questions
    • They were all as expected. Sometimes abrasive but nothing too harsh.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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