I have just done my phone interview for a Global Research graduate position at HSBC, and as I found some stuff on here useful I thought I’d give a little back. The questions I got asked (in no particular order) were:
Why would you like to work in Global Research at HSBC?
Talk me through a recent news story which has interested you (financial markets based).
Who is your role model in the financial industry?
Why is it important that businesses have values?
What do you think the world will be like in 2050?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
What is your greatest strength and what area do you need to work on?
As you can see there aren’t too many questions, but you have about 25 minutes to talk and so can fill the time quite easily. Hopefully some of you find this useful! Also, I found out I had been successful at this stage the following day, however it can take up to 48 hours.
If any of you get on to the assessment centre, if you could let me know what that entails that would be brilliant.