Practice For Interviews With Flashcards
At one point, when I was going through recruitment, I practiced with flashcards. Three quarters of the cards were passed on to me from a previous candidate. Now I hope the deck will help you.
Since you can’t always practice with peer, career service representative, or banker, flashcards are the best way to practice independently. As you get a handle of each of the questions, work on making your answers more focused, making your answers interesting, and practicing improving your etiquette. I would recommend:
- Practicing out loud
- Recording your voice (a test for a phone interview) or tape yourself using the webcam (a test for in-person interview)
- Showing off your interview etiquette while practicing
As you can see in the Finance Q&A Guide, there are two types of interview questions: behavioral and technical. Each of the posts have questions and answers set up. If you would like to practice your behavioral interviews, check out:
- University of Kent’s flashcard system
- Glassdoor and eFinancial Careers for some company specific questions
For technical interviews, the decks are embedded in the posts. As time passes, I will be adding more questions and decks with your help.
Again there is a thing as too much practicing. Remember the Pareto 80/20 rule when it comes to interview preparation verses networking. Practice a dozen to half a dozen times and then move forward.
Finally, if you want to see all of the cards in one location or on you iPhone, you can. All of the cards are located in Quizlet, where my username is Cap_Concept. Shoot me a quick message if you would like to share your own deck or add Q&As. Quizlet makes the process convenient.