HSBC Holdings plc Interview Questions & Answers
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Coporate Banking Graduate Scheme
Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100
Interview processThe interview was meant to last between 30-50 minutes and it was bang on time. The lady called me at 12:20 exactly (I was expecting there to be a +-5minute delay, but their time keeping is spectacular. She went through the structure of the interview with me and asked me if I had any questions then, but I said I'd prefer to ask anything at the end of the interview.
With every question based on HSBC's 3 values (Openness, Integrity and Empathy), she did give me a few prompters and she was overall a good interviewer as she gave me feedback at the end. I didn't get the job though and she emphasized that it was because I didn't elaborate as much as they would have liked. I saw this as me not bragging, but advise: brag about all your achievements and how you've done it because that really is what employers want to know- they want to know you are up to whatever task they put you up to.
Most difficult question"Describe a time you have shown integrity and the processes /steps that helped you achieve this"
Interview tipsMake sure you outline any processes you took to achieve whatever it is they ask you about. They want to know you can plan out properly and follow a schedule.
Read about the company before the interview so you can highlight how you feel you would fit into the company
Experiences at the assessment centreI did not attend an assessment centre
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group excercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions
Firstly, I was asked to talk about myself, talk them through my CV. Then we moved on to the next sta
The first stage was an application form followed by two online tests, firstly a verbal reasoning tes
The application process comprises of completing the online application, then numeracy, verbal and st
The interview was conducted over the telephone, during which I was asked about the company itself, a
The process began with filling out an application form requiring basic information such as education
After initially filling out an online application, consisting of basic biographical information and
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