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Interview Questions

2016

"What is your next personal goal that you're aiming to achieve outside of work? Why Gerald Eve? Why property? What does a partnership offer over a public company?"
Graduate, London
"General competency questions mostly. They really just wanted to find out who I was."
Graduate, London
"I was asked: where does your interest in planning lie? What do you want from your career? What did you do on your gap year? What are your interests outside of work?"
Graduate, London
"Why do you want to work for the firm? What departments do you see yourself working in? Tell me about your previous experience."
Graduate, London
"What is your biggest flaw? What is your best achievement?"
Graduate, Cardiff
"I was asked specifically about why I wanted to enter the property industry on more than one occasion so make sure to be clear about this in your mind. Don't overlook contemplating the obvious questions."
Graduate, London
"I was asked questions regarding my interests, previous work experience, why I wanted the job and what I had to offer."
Graduate, Manchester

2015

"I was asked what I enjoyed doing at work, why I wanted to work for Gerald Eve, and what my hobbies are."
Experienced, London
"The interview questions were mainly designed to get to know me as a person rather than what I knew. Obviously there were property related questions such as "why property?" Or "what sector at Gerald Eve interests you?" The main aim of the interview though I felt was to gain a better understanding of my personality and interests."
Graduate, London
"Questions were more based on my personal characteristics than my property-based competency. For example I was quizzed on my hobbies, university experience, and prior employment history."
Graduate, London
"I spoke in depth about my education and what I liked to do with my spare time. I was also asked to identify my three biggest flaws and how I would go about managing these."
Graduate, Cardiff
"I was asked: Where do you see yourself in five years' time? Being a non-cognate, how would you go about obtaining the relevant qualifications?"
Graduate, London
"Why do you want to work at Gerald Eve? What are your strengths and weaknesses? What departments/sectors are you interested in working in?"
Graduate, London

2014

"I was asked what I did my dissertation on, when I had shown leadership and several questions about my CV."
Graduate, London
"Questions included: What do you know about the economy and property market as a whole? Tell us what you know about Gerald Eve? Who are our clients? How are you better than other candidates?"
Graduate, Milton Keynes
"I was asked where do I see myself in five years' time? Why property? And why this firm?"
Entry level, London
"I was asked a lot of questions based on my CV, including my experiences both work-related and not. I was also asked a lot of questions just to get a feel of my personality."
Graduate, London
"It was a fairly relaxed interview, it was more focused on my CV and the company, less so on the technical side of things. E.g.: Why do you want to work for the company?"
Graduate, London
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