Job Interview Tips


This week I’ve been conducting job interviews to hire a summer intern for the equity-trading group of a large financial firm. As an interviewer, I am trying to find out three things: Can you do the job? Will you love the job? Will we like you?

Here are a few tips from what I’ve seen this week.


1. Have an idea of what the job is.

Read over the job description; Google search the job; ask friends in similar positions; understand what the company does and how it makes money


2. Know why you want to work for the organization.

“I need money” is not a good answer. Think about how your skill set aligns with the position and how you will add value.


3. Don’t lie on your resume.

You should expect anything on your resume to come up in the interview. One applicant had “marathon runner” as…

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