IMF Interview Questions | Glassdoor

Find your next job here

IMF Interview Questions

Updated Dec 2, 2017
67 Interview Reviews

Experience

Experience
68%
26%
6%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
56%
19%
16%
5
2
2

Difficulty

3.1
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Filter

Sort: PopularDateDifficulty

Filter

Sort: PopularDateDifficulty
  1. Helpful (3)  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at IMF (Washington, DC) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Two rounds of interview and an excel test. The first round was with one HR representative, one RA and someone else. The second round was with the HR person and the division chief. The whole process was very fast. I think it's because they are in urgent need of someone.

    Interview Questions

    • Most behavioral questions and experience with data management   Answer Question

  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IMF in March 2016.

    Interview

    A HR called me on Skype and the interview lasted for about 20 minutes. The HR started with a brief introduction of himself and then asked what I write for my dissertation. I talked briefly in plain english as best as I can. Then I was asked the policy implication of my work. The last part of the interview involved several behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you explain what your research is and the policy implication?   Answer Question
    • Give me an example of how you deal with conflicts   Answer Question
  3.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at IMF (Washington, DC) in January 2016.

    Interview

    It was very conversational. All behavioral questions. Interviewer clearly wanted to get to know if I can manage time well and follow instructions. We figured out my schedule for work together. Overall it was a great and friendly interview. Got the offer a week after.

    Interview Questions


  4. Helpful (10)  

    Economist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at IMF (Washington, DC) in December 2015.

    Interview

    An senior economist called to ask some general economic questions of his interests and of interests to IMF. You first have time to describe your research, and then mention some policy implications. After that, you need answer some policy related questions. In the end, questions are about personalities and how to work in an environment valuing collaboration.

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    Legal Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at IMF (Washington, DC) in December 2015.

    Interview

    The interview took place during christmas by three interviewers.Although they asked many questions they were very friendly. They asked basic staff not sth particularly difficult.
    They asked if I had any bad experience with my previous employees and why I applied for the organisation

    Interview Questions

    • Which are the main sources of law that you are going to use in order to conduct a research?   Answer Question

  6.  

    Staff Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at IMF (Washington, DC) in November 2015.

    Interview

    I applied on line and was contacted by HR with a link for the staff Assistant on line test. i could take it from anywhere as long as i had it submitted within the two weeks.it is basically an IQ test and a test on Microsoft skills.

    Interview Questions

    • 2-hour test on basic Microsoft office skills, working style, interest, strengths and weaknesses and future goals   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (3)  

    Economist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at IMF (Madison, WI) in October 2015.

    Interview

    The IMF visit the campus to do the interview. First they asked me to tell them about my job market paper. Then they asked me a lot of policy questions related to or not related to my job market paper. After that, they will do a panel interview in Washington DC. The people are very friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • First they asked me to tell them about my job market paper. Then they asked me a lot of policy questions related to or not related to my job market paper. They also asked me about recent events in the European Union and in China.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (3)  

    Economist Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at IMF (Ann Arbor, MI) in October 2015.

    Interview

    IMF contacted my department for a list of applicants for this position. I have applied to their online system and had the chance for a campus interview. Prior to the interview two economists gave a presentation about the IMF and the position. They asked about my research and why I have applied for this position. It was a pleasant experience and both of the interviewers were polite and nice people.

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Training Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IMF (Washington, DC) in September 2015.

    Interview

    It was a pre-recorded interview that lasted approximatively 15 minutes or so. HR provided a link with instructions how to conduct the interview. You get the plenty of time to practice and get comfortable with the process.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the most common challenges when delivering a training program in a multinational organization? What tools do you use/apply to develop a training program?   Answer Question

  10.  

    Accounting Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Very Normal Interview. I was not the one they were looking for and they were not the one i was looking for. I would have declined even if I had the offer, No sour grapes here. They were very straight forward in telling me there is no growth because their employee turn over is very low to non existent.

    Interview Questions


See What IMF Employees Are Saying

StarStarStarStarStar     Current Anonymous Employee

Pros: “They take work-life balance seriously.”“They take work-life balance seriously.” – Full Review

Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.