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Fidelity – Associate Sector Analyst

The following information was obtained from a survey of  Babson students following recent on campus interviews.

Position: Associate Sector Specialist

Number of Interviewers: 2

·         Interviewers: An junior executive, senior executive 

Types of Questions:

·         Behavioral: 60%

How difficult was the interview:

·         “Walk in the Park”: 40%

·         “It was okay”:60%

How friendly were your interviewers:

·         Easy Going: 20%

·         Tough, but not bad: 20%

·         Friendly: 60%

Information Sessions:

·         None Offered

What resources did you use to prepare for this interview:

·         Vault guides: 60%

·         Company website: 80%

·         CCD Website: 60%

·         Horn Resources:20%

·         Career Connections: 40%

·         Google: 60%

·         Wikipedia: 40%

·         BIBA Prep Guide: 20%

·         Wet Feet: 20%

After the interview, did you feel you had a better understanding of the position you were applying for:

·         Yes: 80%

After the interview, how interested were you in the company:

·         More interested: 40%

·         About the Same: 40%

Did you have any prior contact with people from this organization:

·         Friend

·         MCFE supervisor

What questions did you ask the interviewer:

·         How does current financial turmoil affect Fidelity, particularly in the division I’m being interviewed.

·         How is the daily life for this particular position?

·         How is Fidelity handling the current market situation?

·         Have they seen clients pull money out?

·         What is the situation with the Johnson family?

·         What development opportunities does Fidelity offer to undergrads?

·         Are there any questions I have not answered?


General Comments:


·         Know the company!

·         Master the resume!

·         Prepare for any pop up question & don’t hesitate if they were going against your comments!!! (Very important… Make a clear statement and support it as much as possible)

·         Make sure you really understand about the position.  For example, if you are interviewing for Sector Specialist, it is good to have an idea about certain industry.