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Interview: Tips & Advice

2015

"I think that the application process is excellent. You should be outgoing, confident and show a willingness to learn about the software and our clients. Read the CHP website in preparation, as there is a lot of valuable information there."
Junior Consultant, London
"The application process is very straightforward and isn't trying to trick you. You should research the company and the industry as you will find that the information you need is easily available."
Consultant, London
"From my experience I think you need to have an enthusiasm for technology and coding regardless of whether you have any prior experience. You must know about the asset finance industry and about the software CHP provide to their clients."
Junior Consultant, London
"I had a telephone interview followed by two rounds of face-to-face interviews. You can best prepare by understanding the company, what it offers, its typical projects and by showing a basic understanding of what asset finance is."
Junior Consultant, London
"You should brush up on asset finance and what the company does, in addition to identifying what distinguishes CHP from its competitors. Demonstrate that you understand the company culture and that you are a smart, easy-going person who can come up with solutions and ideas fast."
Junior Consultant, London
"Learn as much as you can about asset finance for the application process. Even though the bulk of the work is very technical, for the interviews you have to show that you know the functional aspects of what the company does instead of their technical aspects."
Junior Consultant, London
"In addition to establishing whether you are up for the job intellectually, the interviewers are keen on finding out whether you'll be a good fit for the job socially. So if you're fun, interesting and enthusiastic you'll probably do well, and if you're arrogant and self-important you probably won't."
Consultant, London

2014

"It is a good idea to spend a few hours properly researching the company."
Graduate, London
"Before the interview, really have a think about Asset Finance, and what companies within the industry would need from a company like CHP."
Entry level, London
"The most important thing is to research both the asset finance industry and CHP specifically beforehand."
Midlevel, London
"Learn a little about asset finance if you can - it shows you've put some time and effort in. You don't have to get every question right, but it shows you've tried! Just be genuine and honest about what you've done in the past and what you want to achieve in the future."
Graduate, London
"Try and get a real feel for the role, the industry, and the company. Speak to current employees if possible."
Entry level, London
"Understand what asset finance is first - I think the best way to go about it would be to find out what the clients do, and why they would use CHP's services and software."
Graduate, London
"Understand what CHP do - this can all be found on their website. Cover the basics, be clear on why you want to join and what you can bring."
Midlevel, London

2013

"Do your research! The graduate booklet was a great summary of what CHP does and if you can get to a careers event then come and talk to us."
Graduate, London
"Read up on asset finance, as you will be asked about it!"
Midlevel, London
"Do your research on what the company does. Technical knowledge at graduate level is not important, but you must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the company."
Graduate, London
"CHP has a work hard, play harder culture. If you have an easy going personality and good social skills you'll do well here. If you're shy, it's a great place to open up. If you're arrogant, don't apply."
Entry level, London
"Really do your research and find out what really motivates people who work in consultancy and focus on understanding asset finance. Research competitors, research the industry, make sure you show up to the interview informed about what working at CHP will be like."
Entry level, London
"Learn what CHP does, learn a bit about the industry it works in, and think about why its clients pay for its services, what the benefits are. Also think about what would make working at CHP different to working for another tech or consultancy firm."
Graduate, London
"Research as much as you can about the company and the industry. Talk to a current CHPer about the job and get as much information as you can. Truly understand what the job involves and you'll be in a far better position than a candidate who does not."
Graduate, London
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