After you passed the online tests stage, you will be invited for Bloomberg’s first round interview. This is a chance for you to demonstrate your passions and skills that make you suitable for the role.
It will be competency based (https://www.graduatesfirst.com/interviews/competency-based-interviews-cbi/). Think about the projects you have previously worked on, in your professional experiences or education, and think about what your role was, what you achieved and how you approached any problems.
Tip #1: Your interview should last up to 30 minutes. Although it might seem long-winded, remember to refer to specific arguments following the S, T, A, R method: describe the particular situation, the task you were faced with, the action you took to resolve it, concluding with the result of your action/work.
Tip #2: Remember, it is important to talk about a variety of experiences so do not get hung up on one job you did in the past.
This interview can take the form of either a telephone interview or face-to-face interview. If you are expecting a telephone interview, practice answering questions with your friends over-the-phone and ask them for their feedback on your clarity of speech, loudness, tone, etc. Also, on the day of the interview, find a quiet space where you will not be interrupted.
Want to know what questions could come up in your interview? Graduates First can help with the Question Identifier Tool (QIT). You can find it here.
Tip #3: Prepare and write down a couple of projects or initiatives that you did exceptionally well in. The interviewer will be interested in understanding how you approached the problem, any analysis you did, the data gathered, insights and actions taken, results achieved and what your role was.
At the end of your interview you will be given a chance to ask questions. You must definitely use this opportunity! This is a way of showing that you are interested and motivated, so prepare some thought-provoking and interesting questions beforehand. You can also ask your interviewer about their career path.
You should prepare some ideas of examples that you can later use during your interview, and should base these on the most common types of interview questions.