The last stage of the HSBC recruitment process is either a half-day Assessment Centre or Super Day, in which you will be assessed by senior members of the relevant business areas across a variety of exercises, and both motivational and business interviews, which may take the form of:
In this exercise, you will be assessed on your ability to communicate and reach decisions as part of a team. Throughout this task you will be observed by HSBC, so make sure you do everything you can to demonstrate your strengths: share and argue for your ideas, but also be open to build on somebody else’s input and develop on their points; try your best to persuade others to your opinions and also ask though-provoking questions. Above all – stay calm and speak in a confident and clear manner.
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In this exercise, you will be asked to prepare a response to a previously unseen case study problem presented in the candidate brief given to you. The best way to approach this task is to skim through all of the information and to plan your response quickly; do not start answering unless you already have a clear idea. Make sure to check your spelling and watch the time – in many cases it might be better to miss one or two arguments in order to finish the task on time.
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- HSBC Presentation Exercises
This exercise will mainly test your ability to communicate your ideas. Your assessors will be looking at your body language and tone to see how you would cope with: delivering professional presentations, taking part in group discussions and explaining your opinions.
Presentation exercise tip: It is important that you stand straight, make regular eye contact with everyone in the audience and do not speak too fast.
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