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Interview: Tips & Advice


"The application process is slightly different from other investment firms. A good tip for the application process is to be friendly and demonstrate that you are able to work in a team."
Graduate, London
"Make sure you're aware of recent developments in the firm and industry. Show that you are a genuine, pleasant and enthusiastic person to work with and would fit in with the company's inclusive culture."
Graduate, London
"I did a spring week, internship and then the grad scheme. I would say that you should make sure you are a little clued up on major stories in the markets (a thorough read of the week's Economist should do it for you before the interview). Be willing to admit you don't know things as the interviewer really just wants to know that they could get on and work well with you."
Graduate, London
"It's quite a long process. You should prepare some questions, read the news and know the division. I believe the best thing to do is to prepare with friends."
Graduate, London
"The process consisted of filling out an application form, doing a virtual (video) cover letter, two telephone interviews and then an assessment day. The assessment day consisted of four interviews with senior members of the team. My best advice would be to really understand what the company and team do and to keep up to date with recent news around BlackRock and the fund management industry."
Entry level, London
"It's important to know the market, but also know the culture and BlackRock values inside out. When you go to the interview, you have to embody those beyond anything else. You have to know what it means to be a fiduciary and what it means to you."
Graduate, London
"Make sure to brush up on your coding and understand different concepts of things such as Java."
Technology, Graduate, London
"My advice would be to really understand the BlackRock principles and how they differentiate us from competitors. This is something that's very highly valued and will, without doubt, come up in an interview."
Graduate, London
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