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Interview: Tips & Advice

2016

"There's an online application, maths and reading tests, a video interview and an assessment centre. My tip for the assessment centre is to prepare well for the presentations you will have to give (it shows when someone has thought it up last minute). My most useful piece of advice is that, at the end of the day, the assessor should be able to complete the sentence 'Oh NAME, they were the one who...'."
Graduate, London
"The application process for the graduate programme was fairly simple. First there was a short application form and a workplace scenario test. Following this, a recorded video interview had to be completed. This involved 12 questions (two minutes to speak an answer for each) and was difficult. Following this, the final stage is a challenging, but varied, assessment day, which tested a wide range of skills including presenting, teamwork, analysis and interview ability."
Finance, Graduate, London
"The process involves an application, video interview and assessment centre. My best tips are to be yourself and to prepare for the interview by reading about the company – the 'fact book' on the investor relations website is a great starting point."
Midlevel, London
"Cultural fit is very important so being able to demonstrate the TR values would stand a candidate in good stead. There is also a tendency to hire graduates for their will over their skill (ie have an attitude to learn, to adapt to change and to demonstrate that you want to be part of the company, not just the graduate programme)."
Graduate, London
"Learn about Thomson Reuters and prepare thoroughly for the pre-assigned activities."
Finance, Graduate, London
"Know the Thomson Reuters values and overall ethos of the company as these are things that are intertwined with your working life. Research the key Thomson Reuters products and markets that we serve."
Graduate, London
"First there is a situational judgement assessment. A scenario is presented and you have to select the answer that best describes how you would respond to the situation. Be totally honest and answer how you would naturally respond, not in the way you think is 'correct' (this is because there aren't any correct answers – they are all valid). Next is a video interview where you are asked a series of pre-recorded questions and you record your response using your microphone and webcam. The best tip for this is to look at popular interview questions and remember that it's strengths-based rather than technical/competency. Show your passion and show that you are engaged – move your hands and look directly at the camera. The third and final stage is an assessment centre. Think about what will set you apart from the crowd and show it. Display your passion for technology and make sure that you also work Thomson Reuters' values into your answers (trust, performance, innovation and partnership). Always relate a question to your prior experiences such as university projects and coursework."
Graduate, Nottingham
"Tips: differ from the crowd (if you have a USP like a website or blog, bring it up in the interview). Allow your passion to flow through, whatever it may be, and read around emerging tech as well as key economic issues and potential consequences. If you can, try to make contact with one of the recruiting partners at a career event and remain in contact."
Graduate, London

2014

"Provided the candidate has a natural business mind-set, they need to be adaptable to change and accept and endorse cultural diversity."
Graduate, London
"Know about the company, and be ready to answer qualitative as well as quantitative questions about yourself in the interview. Additionally, be yourself as it's more important that TR hires the right person rather than the best on paper."
Midlevel, London
"Be persistent about following-up with your interviewer. Communication can be poor sometimes so don't hesitate to reach out if you haven't heard anything. In terms of preparation, understand high-level organization of TR (i.e. business units and customers) and reach out to current employees."
Graduate, New York
"Make sure you know the 'Trust Principles' well and can show you have experience or evidence of similar principles throughout your experience. Know what makes Thomson Reuters different from their competitors. Be yourself and demonstrate why you could inject a new/different perspective into the work which Thomson Reuters currently conducts."
Graduate, London
"My advice is to prepare examples of past experiences, know about the company, financial industry and overall trends in the market."
Entry level, London
"The best piece of advice I could give would be to know the company - I recommend reviewing the company's website and its quarterly and annual reports for more information."
Graduate, New York
"For technology, if you have any projects that you have done outside the academic environment, such as personal projects or contributed to open source projects, definitely mention that. That will give a glimpse of your abilities as a programmer and what you can bring to the company."
Graduate, London
"Know a lot about Thomson Reuters and the industry. Our businesses are financial (Data Feeds and Financial Terminals) and risk (Risk Software), legal (West Law and Practical Law), IP and sciences (Web of Science) and tax and accounting."
Graduate, New York
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