Interview Mistakes Bright People Make-College Students

By: Andrea Rice If you are interviewing for a highly competitive position or looking for a job in a down market, you can’t afford to make these common mistakes. 1. Insufficient knowledge of key job details. At a high level, most people understand the key skills relevant for their target job (e.g. teamwork, communication, problem…

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Metlife – Analyst

The following information was obtained from a survey of  Babson students following recent on campus interviews. Position: Analyst Number of Interviewers: 1 ·         Interviewers: An junior executive, a senior executive Types of Questions: ·         Behavioral: 100% ·         Technical: 40% How difficult was the interview: ·          “It was okay”:60% ·         “Easy”: 40% How friendly were your…

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Strategic Financial Partners – Financial Services Representative

The following information was obtained from a survey of  Babson students following recent on campus interviews. Position: Financial Services Rep. Number of Interviewers: 1 ·         Interviewers: An junior executive, a senior executive Types of Questions: ·         Behavioral: 100% How difficult was the interview: ·          “It was okay”:58% ·         “Easy”: 42% How friendly were your interviewers:…

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United Technologies – Financial Leadership Development Program

The following information was obtained from a survey of  Babson students following recent on campus interviews. Position: FLDP Number of Interviewers: 2 ·         Interviewers: An junior executive, a senior executive, HR representative, Alum Types of Questions: ·         Behavioral: 100% How difficult was the interview: ·          “It was okay”:73% ·         “Easy”: 18% ·         “Difficult”: 9 How…

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Newstar Financial – Analyst

The following information was obtained from a survey of  Babson students following recent on campus interviews. Position: Analyst Number of Interviewers: 1 ·         Interviewers: An junior executive, a senior executive, alum, Vice President Types of Questions: ·         Behavioral: 80% ·         Technical: 60% ·         Case: 10% How difficult was the interview: ·          “It was okay”: 30%…

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PricewaterhouseCoopers – Various Positions

The following information was obtained from a survey of  Babson students following recent on campus interviews.  Position: Various Number of Interviewers: 1 ·         Interviewers: An alum, senior executive, junior executive, partner, HR representative, managing director    Types of Questions: ·         Behavioral: 100% How difficult was the interview: ·         “Walk in the Park”: 13% ·         “It…

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Raytheon – Various Positions

The following information was obtained from a survey of  Babson students following recent on campus interviews. Position: IT & Finance Leadership Programs Number of Interviewers: 1 ·         Interviewers: An alum, senior executive, junior executive Types of Questions: ·         Behavioral: 100% How difficult was the interview: ·         “Walk in the Park”: 11% ·         “It was okay”:…

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BAE – Financial Leadership Development Program

The following information was obtained from a survey of  Babson students following recent on campus interviews. Position: Finance Leadership Development Program Number of Interviewers: 1 ·         Interviewers: An alum, senior executive, junior executive Types of Questions: ·         Behavioral: 100% How difficult was the interview: ·         “It was okay”:75% ·         “Easy”: 25% How friendly were your…

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KPMG – Various Positions

The following information was obtained from a survey of  Babson students following recent on campus interviews. Position: Tax/Audit Intern Number of Interviewers: 1 ·         Interviewers: An alum, senior executive, an HR representative, a partner Types of Questions: ·         Behavioral: 92% How difficult was the interview: ·         “Walk in the Park”: 8% ·         “It was okay”:25%…

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Simon Kucher – Consultant

The following information was obtained from a survey of  Babson students following recent on campus interviews. Position: Consultant Number of Interviewers: 1 ·         Interviewers: An alum, junior executive, consultant Types of Questions: ·         Behavioral: 78% ·         Case: 100% How difficult was the interview: ·         “Difficult”: 89% ·         “It was okay”:11% How friendly were your interviewers:…

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