Zeno Toulon | eFinancialCareers | March 15, 2023
Investment banking internships are open – in the US, at least – and there’s a good chance if you’ve already applied, you’ve also been given the chance to take part in a HireVue interview.
If you’ve never done a HireVue interview before (we have a great article on them here), the gist of it is that you sit down in front of your computer and you answer interview questions. For all of HireVue’s reputation – AI facial tic analysis, some real Skynet stuff – we were assured that such aspects were a thing of the past, and organisations (including banks) that use the platform don’t do that anymore.
The sort of questions you’ll be asked in a HireVue interview are basically the same as you’ll encounter in a “normal”, or in-person, interview. The difference is that instead of having a few pairs of eyeballs to look at whilst you’re trying to remember and apply the S.T.A.R. technique to Starbucks not having caramel syrup before your big first work day, you get to stare at the faint reflection in your laptop screen.
But anyway, treat your HireVue interview the same as a sit-down interview, try not to overthink your answers, don’t worry if you’re sweating or twitching, and read our in-depth article on them.
We trawled forums – Glassdoor, Wall Street Oasis, and Reddit, among others – to find the most common questions you could expect at a HireVue interview at two banks – JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs. Some are specific to the bank, and some are more general.