Interviewing is a crucial part of our hiring process. As we get to know you better, you will get the chance to know the firm better, too. For those candidates who don’t have a lot of experience with interviewing, below are some ways to help you prepare.
The typical stages of a successful hiring process include: application review, phone interview and virtual interviews, references, and, finally, an offer. It’s possible your process may differ slightly.
Find a quiet location with good reception. It’s okay to interrupt your interviewer if you can’t hear them.
Please be a few minutes early. We want to make sure you have time to settle in. Technical glitches can happen; it’s okay to let your interviewer know if there are any issues due to the video conference.
Let us know of any time constraints. The specifics of your interviews—number of people you meet with, and for how long—will vary by role, but we’ll be mindful of your time.
Wear what makes you comfortable. We don’t have a dress code for interviews (or employees).
Successful candidates tend to:
Where have you been?
- We’re curious about what you’re working on and what motivates you
- Be prepared to talk about your experiences, whether they’re research, work or internships, past projects, or something else altogether
- Come ready to talk about your personal contributions
How did you get there?
- We like to see your thoughtful approaches to problem-solving
- Feel free to take time to think before answering a question
- Listen for hints if you get stuck
- Getting to the right answer is great, but we also want to understand your thought process
Where do you want to go?
- We’re interested in your desire to learn and tackle challenging projects
- For our internships and entry-level roles, we don’t necessarily expect you to have any particular business or finance experience, though some roles will require an understanding of financial concepts
- Demonstrations of curiosity and motivation matter to us
- We encourage you to ask questions along the way