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The World Bank Junior Professional Officer Interview Questions

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Junior Professional Officer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Application

I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at The World Bank.

Interview

Spoke with chief of department (Washington) and to co-workers and someone high ranked in Ghana. Good atmosphere and friendly tone.

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  • What are the challenges and opportunities with increased capital into high-resource areas?   1 Answer

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    Junior Professional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vienna (Austria)
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    Average Interview

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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank (Vienna (Austria)) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Ich hatte 2 Interviews.

     Eines mit dem Finanzierungsministerium meines Heimatlandes. Das war ein einstündiges Interview, welches sich hauptsächlich auf meine Motivation, technische Fertigkeiten, Hintergrund etc. bezog. Ich fand dieses ziemlich direkt. Die Fragen waren standardmäßig (kurz den Lebenslauf und die Motivation zusammenfassen; Warum haben Sie sich für diesen Job beworben und nicht für einen anderen in der Entwicklung wie beispielsweise bei der UNO?; Über welche technischen Fähigkeiten verfügen Sie?)

     Das zweite war mit der Weltbank. Es war ein Gespräch mit mehreren Interviewern, das als Videokonferenz in der Außenstelle der Bank geführt wurde. Da waren 6 Leute mit verschiedenen Hintergründen (Assistents/ACS, Führungspersonal etc.). Die Fragen beinhalteten - technische Fertigkeiten, persönlicher Hintergrund, meine Meinung über völlig zusammenhangslose Themen (derzeitige industrielle Entwicklung in Südkorea), hypothetiche Fragen, wie ich in bestimmten Situationen reagieren würde (Konflikte, kritische Situationen) etc.

    I had two interviews.

    One with the funding ministry of my home country. This was a one hour interview, which mainly focused on my motivation, technical skills, background etc. I found this one pretty straightforward. The questions were the standard hiring questions (briefly summarize your CV and your motivation? why did you apply for this job, and not for another job in development (e.g., UN)? what did you do in the past? what are your technical skills?)

    The second one was with the World Bank. It was a panel interview, held as a VC in the country office of the Bank. There were 6 people from different backgrounds (assistants / ACS, senior staff, etc). The questions involved - technical skills, my personal background, my opinions on completely unrelated topics (recent industrial developments in South Korea), hypothetical questions how I would react in certain situations (conflicts, critical situations) etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Was ich nicht erwartet hätte, war, dass das Gremium mir Fragen stellte, die völlig unabhängig von der Stelle waren, auf die ich mich beworben hatte.

      Die vielleicht unerwartetste Frage war „Wie würden Sie reagieren, wenn Sie eine Mail Ihres Managers am Fr  
      What I didn't expect was that the panel asked me questions that were totally unrelated to the job to which I applied.

      Perhaps the most unexpected question was, "How would you react if you get an email from your manager on a Friday afternoon before going home that requires you to work the entire weekend?".  
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    Negotiation

    Die Bedingungen waren nicht verhandelbar. Das Gremium wusste nicht einmal das Gehalt, das sie anboten. Alle HR-Entscheidungen waren völlig getrennt von den Menschen, die mich einstellten.

    The terms were non-negotiable. The panel did not even know the salary that they offered. Any HR decisions were totally separate from the people that hired me.

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