Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through college or university. The process took a day – interviewed at Ocbc Bank (Singapore (Singapore)) in April 2015.
Dropped my resume off at NUS career fair slightly more than a month ago and they called me down for an interview a fortnight back. 30-min long process with 2 interviewers (one from HR, one was called the hiring manager). They were pleasant and conversational, found that I could afford to inject some humour to lighten up the interview process. Was prompted to start with a short introduction about myself. I guess for this role they wanted to see how well you can make a connection with strangers (them) so if you're a sociable creature to start off with that's great. I also appreciated that they were quite upfront/frank about the job scope (did not embellish it) so they wanted to know, despite that knowledge, how genuine and eager you still are for the job. They will also pick on your responses to further the interview so don't make any claims that you can't back up. Also I think they were quite pleased that I had some degree of fluency in a few other languages (so if you do - play it up!). My advice is to read up on the job scope (basically just selling financial products) and be charming haha.
- Why OCBC? Why this job (knowing that the hours are long and targets can be quite stressful)? Answer Question
Singapore bank Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) operates more than 530 branches and offices in 15 countries, including some 410 offices in Indonesia through its PT Bank NISP subsidiary. The company offers traditional banking services for individuals and businesses, as well as financial services such as brokerage and asset management. Subsidiary Great Eastern Holdings, which provides life and property/casualty insurance, is the largest insurance company in Singapore and Malaysia. OCBC Bank was founded in 1912 to serve the Chinese business community of Singapore...