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Interview: Tips & Advice

2015

"After submitting a simple CV and cover letter, this was followed by a telephone interview, which I felt was appropriate for an internship."
Intern, London
"I had a phone interview. My advice would be to research the company, and be aware of recent news as well as existing projects they have been involved with."
Intern, London
"Keep calm, and smile while you're talking, as the interviewer will be really friendly, but try to sound professional. You should answer the question you've been asked, and not something you have prepared before the interview itself."
Intern, London
"For this internship there was an application online, and then if successful there was one 30-minute telephone interview. My best tip for a telephone interview is to wear a suit even if you're sat in your bedroom, it helps to boost your professional mind-set for the interview."
Intern, London
"Make sure that your CV and cover letter stick out, and try to add some personality into your application. Avoid clichés, too - come up with original thoughts and material."
Intern, London
"The application process is submitting a cover letter and CV followed by a phone interview. Know as much as you possibly can about the company, and be able to say why you have applied there. The key differentiator is obviously that BNP Paribas Real Estate is backed by the bank, they provide solutions at every stage of the real estate life-cycle and unlike other firms they are quite young and developing rapidly in the UK market."
Placement Student, London
"The application process involved filling out an online application and then I had a telephone interview. A tip would be to research the company and use their buzz words in your application and interviews."
Intern, London

2014

"My advice is to really learn your CV, learn about the company, and learn about what department you would like to be in and why. Remember to sound enthusiastic and passionate about property."
Intern, London
"I would advise candidates to research the company thoroughly and know information such as recent transactions, market leading sectors, how they were formed and what countries they operate in."
Intern, London
"Read up on competency based questions and have at least two or three scenarios that you can use as answers. They want to see you have the ability to think on your feet and solve problems, despite how much property based info you know."
Intern, London
"I'd advise you to learn about both the real estate and the banking side of BNP Paribas."
Intern, London
"When applying don't leave it until the last minute. Prepare for interviews by knowing your CV well as you will get asked about different aspects of it. Be up-to-date on recent property news by reading recent Estates Gazettes and Property Weeks and, ensure that you show a genuine interest in property."
Intern, London
"Know everything about your CV and why you want to go into property. You don't need to know so much commercial knowledge but make sure that you know lots about BNP."
Intern, London
Our 'Inside Buzz' reviews are the comments and views of recent graduate recruits, giving you a view of what it may be like to work for an organisation. Copyright of all TARGETjobs Inside Buzz material lies solely with GTI Media.
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