4 November 2008 - 6:40pm
I've got one coming up next week, not really sure what kind of questions to expect. Has anybody had one if so could you give me any tips . Thanks
4 November 2008 - 8:40pm
Have you seen the article - telephone interview and the article competency based interview? These will help!
9 November 2008 - 9:16am
Hi Priya - How did it go, what questions did they ask? Paul
12 November 2008 - 9:33pm
Interview lasted for about 30 mins. I was asked !. Why Barcap 2. Why this role 3. Why are you suited to this role 4. How are current market conditions likely to affect the department you have applied to. 5. Describe a situation where you had to deal with a sensitive matter 6. Tell me about a time you worked in a team 7. Tell me about a time you worked in a team and there were problems that you needed to overcome 8, 9. Tell me about when you had to help someone/ they had to help you 10. Scenario question, ie project will be three hours late, what should you do about this.
The lady interviewing me was lovely, be sure to ask them to repeat a question if you don't understand it and ask for a minute to think if you need it.
30 November 2008 - 1:47am
thank you so much priya. very generous of you to post these. how did it go in the end?
30 November 2008 - 2:16pm
i got one as well this tomorrow. still wondering wt they are going to ask me
9 December 2008 - 7:38pm
How is your interview? Could u please write the questions you were asked?
16 December 2008 - 8:06pm
I have gt one as well..guys what division did u guys apply to? But I guess the Telephone interview is the same for everyone...
16 December 2008 - 9:53pm
The competencies will differ by division - for example for Trading they will probably ask you about a time when you had to take on risk, which I doubt they would ask for DCM.
17 December 2008 - 6:53pm
Hi! So what did they ask? What division? PLZ!!!!! This is my first interview EVER...I don't want to spoil it...=(
18 December 2008 - 5:31pm
I dont think the competencies will be different..first round telephone interview is the standard one for everyone.
21 December 2008 - 10:29pm
i had mine on the 19th..but the HR lady told me she ll get bk in mid jan when she ll get done wid all the interviews..wat division u applied to?
21 December 2008 - 10:30pm
Bw guys the HR lady for Finance, Compliance n Risk is the same..so i guess she ll be askin the same qz. gud luck everyone!
22 December 2008 - 12:00am
I applied to Finance. No way but to wait then...
minty, good luck for both of us.
22 December 2008 - 4:12pm
Hey did u have ur telephone interview yet?
22 December 2008 - 4:18pm
Yeah, I had my telephone interview on 18 December.
25 December 2008 - 11:45pm
Can you please tell me if there are other questions asked aside from those generously listed by Priya?
3 January 2009 - 10:53am
hey....most seem to be preparing for the tele interviews...i have mine on the 13th for finance and i'm really tense since this is my first one...thanks priya for sharing your experiences...it gives an idea of what to expect....but it would be really helpful Wisecrown if you could share your experience during the interview with us as well......luck to all ....oo yea and a happy new year too
3 January 2009 - 11:49am
For those who have BarCap Tel Interview coming up soon:
I had my tel interview with BarCap mid Dec. The interview lasted for 16 minutes and tHR lady asked me following questions:
1. What did you enjoy the most during your university life? 2. Tell me the situation where you worked in a team? 3. Give me an example of a teamwork, where you had to deal with a problem. What did you do? What was the outcome? 4. Describe a situation where you had to deal with a sensitive matter? 5. Why Investment Banking as a business industry? 6. Do you have any question to ask?
I spent on average 3 minutes per question and I expected her to ask more than 6 questions...
If you have any further queries, feel free to ask. Cheers,Wisecrown
7 January 2009 - 5:24pm
first of all thanks a lot to priya and Wisecrown for providing the asked questions at the inteview. I also have a telephone interview for BarCap coming up soon, so I am trying to prepare as good as I can. After reading all the information given on this page, I still got three questions left.
First I am not sure what they expect to hear as an answer to the question: "Describe a situation where you had to deal with a sensitive matter?" - I don't really understand what is meant by "sensitive matter", maybe someone can give some examples?
Secondly I wanted to ask, if you think that in generel the interviewer is a little bit less strict with non-native speakers regarding the way of expression (which is the case for me)?
At last, I wanted to ask, if you think that if applying for an internship, a candidate is suppose to know what he is going to do exactly in his internship, how the workday is structured etc., or is that more a question for applicants of a "real" job at the bank?
Thanks very much in advance for any help.
9 January 2009 - 9:43am
Hey this is all so helpful guys. Thanks a lot.
Do you think that it would be a similar format of the telephone interview for the Barclays Retail Graduate Scheme??
9 January 2009 - 5:48pm
Hi, I just had my Barclays telephone interview on Wednesday and thought I would share my experience and add the q's I was asked that hasn't been mentioned before. The interview lasted for about 25 minutes and I have just heard that I have been invited to the final assessment day
Along with the questions of 1) Tell me the situation where you worked in a team? 2) Give me an example of a teamwork, where you had to deal with a problem. What did you do? What was the outcome? 3) Describe a situation where you had to deal with a sensitive matter? 4) How are current market conditions likely to affect the department you have applied to 5) Any questions to ask?
I also had questions on 1) Describe a recent article that you have seen in the financial press that has been of interest to you 2) Describe a task that was boring/repetitive, how did you deal with this 3) Describe a task that required a lot of attention to deal, what did you do to ensure that it was done correctly
The interviewer was really friendly and clarified any issues that I had.
9 January 2009 - 6:12pm
hi guys. had my interview, they called about 15minutes after the time slot which made me pretty nervous that id missed the time! lasted about 25mins overall and the questions asked were: 1. why your course 2. why Barcap 3. why finance 4. when have you worked in a team 5. how are you written skills and verbal skills 6. when have you had to perform mundane tasks and how did you maintain motivation 7. why IB 8. what current issues interest you 9. what current market conditions would effect the position you're applying for 10. where did you hear about us 11. have you applied anywhere else 12. have you received any offers 13. time when you have had a team disagreement and how did you resolve it 14. time when you have dealt with a sensistive customer.
theyre pretty much all the questions i can remember, theyre not in the right order but as i remembered them. not sure how i did really, seemed quite rushed and at one point was interrupted when answering and didnt even get a chance to ask questions at the end.
9 January 2009 - 7:39pm
By the way, did you apply to Barclays Capital or Barclays GRCB? You had your interview two days ago and you already got the result? Also which division, if not a secret?
9 January 2009 - 9:02pm
I applied for Barclays Capital in their operations department, how about yourself? Yes I had my interview Wednesday morning and found out about the final assessment centre today, they seem to be very good at responding quickly. Good luck with your application.
Does anybody have experiences from the Barclays Assessment centre as the email I received doesn't give me much to go on and I can't find a relevant thread.
9 January 2009 - 9:23pm
I also applied to BarCap, but Finance department. I had my interview in mid December. Still got no reply from them.
Maybe Finance and Operation recruitment process differs.
9 January 2009 - 11:56pm
Hi Cheese, Thanks for helping with your interview questions as well. What department did you apply to?
10 January 2009 - 11:46am
had my interview for finance on thurs. no problem
10 January 2009 - 12:54pm
Even I had my interview for BarCap Finance on the 19th of Dec..no response as yet!
15 January 2009 - 10:46am
has anyone heard bck after the telephone interview yet? (for Finance)?
15 January 2009 - 12:06pm
Heya..no..its been so long..Has anyone called the HR to ask, she said she ll get back in jan..Barclays is not doing well at the moment, 2100 job cuts..!!!!
15 January 2009 - 12:09pm
ha i know, seems our chances have been slightly cut! havent heard back yet, might give them a call later today.
15 January 2009 - 12:38pm
Yikes! Does anyone have experience with the Barclays Assessment Centre and would be kind enough to post anything about it i.e. What sort of group material (finance or non-related) in the exercise, panel or one-on-one competency based interviews? How long for each? Many thanks!
16 January 2009 - 4:39pm
Did you call HR?
May I ask, what division you applied to? From your post, I assume that you are through to BarCap AC.. If so, when is your assessment day?
16 January 2009 - 4:53pm
nope havent called them yet. thought id wait a bit longer and maybe wait til monday or tues. let me know if you anything. cheers
17 January 2009 - 1:40pm
Well, i had a telephone interview last week monday and today i got an email saying i've been invited to final round AC for tech :)
Not looking foward to it though, bricking it!
19 January 2009 - 12:21pm
Any good news from Finance applicants?
19 January 2009 - 12:27pm
nope. just emailed to see if ive been successful in the interview or not coz. will let you know when i hear, not got a good feeling about it tho.
23 January 2009 - 8:25am
The outcome of tel interview for Finance applicants coming soon...
27 January 2009 - 1:32pm
Has anyone heard from BarCap yet?
27 January 2009 - 2:26pm
nope, emailed them and they said theyd get back to us this week
27 January 2009 - 2:29pm
28 January 2009 - 10:00pm
Did someone attend a Trading phone interview? Were there any technical question? Will appreciate the help.
2 February 2009 - 6:24pm
hiyah! m8 i've got my interview this wednesday yeh, & to be honest i am a bit confused about what to really talk about operations, to which i have actually applied. so kindly please fill me in, what actually is this roll about, & what is expected of me in case i am working in the operations. i do appreciate it. cheers!
4 February 2009 - 10:24am
Anyone got results ?
4 February 2009 - 2:04pm
Hey I had applied for a position in finance...didn't make it though, and they seem to be cutting jbs left right and centre so that doesn't help too much either. Hope you guys are having better luck
5 February 2009 - 1:09pm
Heads up to all the guys waiting to hear about finance internships... I'm in the finance dept. at BarCap at the moment on Industrial Placement and the assessment centre for Finance interns took place yesterday and they should be finishing up sometime this week, so if you haven't heard by now it may not be good news. Sorry!
18 February 2009 - 10:05pm
actually i have an ac coming up in the finance division for this summer .. Does anyone have an insight on how it works for finance?
20 February 2009 - 6:51pm
Anyone will go to the assessment centre next week? Wednesday and Thursday.
20 February 2009 - 8:12pm
yup.. i will b there. any idea how this thing works? ping me your email .. thanks
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