Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online – interviewed at Vectra Bank.
Interview process went well at first, management was friendly. But after 3rd interview last week, I was told by both Branch manager and Assistant Branch Manager that I would be hearing back from them early next week. It's early next week now and I sent a "thank you" and was then told that it wasn't this week but next week now. I don't play games anymore with these companies, I also refuse to work for a company that does not keep their word. Tell me yes or tell me no.
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About 3 weeks after I applied I received a phone call from HR to set up an interview. The first interview was with two Credit Department Managers. I was surprised there was none of the usual time wasting with HR asking you pointless questions such as, "tell about a time when"...It was straight to business during the first interview. They wanted to know why I wanted to work in banking and asked me general finance and accounting questions.
THey may even bring in other specialists to sit in on the interview.
I know from working there that personality is pretty important thing (at least in credit). I would advise to be professional, but also relaxed. Most people there have a sense of humor and it's a friendly place overall, so let it show if you are that type of person.
Also, if you have sample work from your last job or from college that is relevant BRING IT! Especially anything that involves financial writing since a big part of the position is being able to write credit presentations.
- Most of the questions were fairly easy. I can't recall any difficult ones. It's an entry level position so I would advise to brush up on your accounting knowledge if anything. I do know from sitting in on other interviews after I was hired that the two hiring managers that I interviewed with sometimes like to ask a very difficult accounting question that they know you will likely not be able to answer. Try to answer it the best you can, but don't panic. Answer Question
Salary is pretty much non-negotiable at this level. I would accept what they give you as most entry level jobs are non-negotiable.