Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at The World Bank
- Short-term Consultant (STC) (20)
- Program Assistant (5)
- Economist (5)
- Research Analyst (4)
- Short Term Consultant (4)
- Extended Term Consultant (4)
- Consultant (3)
- Operations Analyst (3)
- Associate Analyst (3)
- Junior Professional Associate (3)
- Intern (3)
- Energy Analyst (2)
- Analyst (2)
- Senior Specialist (2)
- Program Manager (2)
- Research Assistant (2)
- Senior Finance Assistant (2)
- Senior Human Resources Officer (2)
- Young Professional (2)
- Senior Education Specialist (1)
- Senior Financial Officer (1)
- Senior Operations Officer (1)
- Economics (1)
- Program Assistant, Short-term Consultant (1)
- Junior Professional Officer (1)
- Knowledge Management Consultant (1)
- Legal Associate Program (1)
- Resource Management Analyst (1)
- Operations Officer (1)
- Research (1)
Program Assistant Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in October 2012.
Occasionally, the World Bank conducts testing before interviews. This is great if you think your talents fit the job moreso than your resume. I got a chance to prove myself before being interviewed. Be patient with them during the background check and offer process. It's a big bureaucracy, and this part takes time.
- Be prepared to speak any foreign language you list on your resume. World Bankers are largely polyglot--there will be someone there who can put you on the spot and engage you in 2 or 3 languages. Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for The World Bank
Program Assistant InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in February 2011.
online application, 2 interviews and both in person. After the interview, wrote a skills test and after the skills test, a background check was done. The whole process took almost 2 months.
- The usual interview questions Answer Question
Program Assistant InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in July 2010.
Interview is conducted with a recrutiment officer. If selected for further assessment you will be asked to take an exam to test your language, technology, and other skills. You are put through timed exams that test everything including any second language you may claim to speak.
- Detailed questions on processes for Access DB and SQL for management of a database. I had to give them a menu path without being able to demonstrate it on a computer. This was during a panel interview which was even harder. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Had a better offer from another organization
Program Assistant InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at The World Bank (Senegal (Panama)).
takes 4 months, invited for written tests 2 months after application, panel interview 1 month later, phone interview with manager another month later. during the panel interview he recruiters were very cold, no smile no emotion could appear on their face, I was frightened
- how do you handle team work issues Answer Question
Program Assistant InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The World Bank in February 2012.
It took 4 months to be contacted for the interview after submitting the application. The recruiter firstly asked me about my educational-computer background (Team Leader of the computer group) then the Group/Panel Interview of 4 in a conference room at their floor, asking structured questions, why do you want this job? How can you contribute? What would do if...? etc etc. 2Hr Interview. The culture is great, people are friendly and laid back.
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