Prepare for the ANZ Interview and Assessment Centre

Have you been invited to an ANZ Assessment Centre? This is a crucial stage in the recruitment process for ANZ internship applicants as well as others and you want to ensure you make a good impression. The following article outlines what activities you can expect and how to succeed.
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ANZ Assessment Centre

If you have impressed enough in the previous stages of your ANZ application you will be invited to the ANZ assessment centre. There are several tasks that you need to complete throughout the day and we outline them below. Apart from these tasks there are some important basic notes that you need to bear in mind. Ensure that you check you have all the documents requested, don’t forget to bring your passport and driving license. Moreover, try to get a good night’s sleep – the day will be draining as you are being constantly assessed.

The ANZ assessment centre includes:

ANZ Psychometric Tests

You are expected to retake the three tests, mathematical, verbal and abstract reasoning, in order to validate your previous results from the online tests. Make sure that your practise is up to date as it is important that you receive the same (or better) results at the ANZ assessment centre as you did online.

Group Activity and Case Study

In this exercise you, together with the other candidates, are given a brief that contains information about a certain fictional company. This is a business simulation and together as a group, you have one hour to go through the material and come up with a suitable business plan for the company. Your conclusions are important as they are assessed later on in the ANZ interview.However, the most important aspect of this task is the way you interact with your fellow candidates. Respect and collaboration are two of the key values at ANZ and they are being assessed throughout this activity. Learn more about how to prepare for a case study on our dedicated page, and sharpen your teamwork skills with our group exercise practice and tips.

ANZ Interview

The ANZ interview is a competency based interview. This means that you are measured up in comparison to the ANZ key competencies. As such, this means that the questions are geared towards gaining a deeper understanding of your skills and suitability against the ANZ competencies. The ideal way to answer these ANZ interview questions is to use the STAR method where you relate to the interviewers an example of when you have used a particular skill during a situation that you have handled. For example, if you are asked to explain your leadership skills you should do so by outlining a time when you were a leader, the problems the role encountered and how you dealt with them. This not only answers the question but also gives ANZ a full picture of who you are as a person.

ANZ Interview Questions

Below are some popular questions that are commonly asked in the ANZ interview process.

  • What are the major challenges in the role that you are applying for?
  • What do you think are the skills needed to succeed in this role?
  • Tell me about a time you stood back and saw the bigger picture.
  • Name three products offered by ANZ?
  • Why are you leaving your current job?
  • Tell me about a time when something you did turned out the wrong way.
  • What was the worst decision you ever made?
  • Tell me about a time when you led a team?
  • Tell me about a time when you were exceptional.

The best way to prepare for this interview is to actually do one. You can ask your friends and relatives to give you a mock interview and this will help you somewhat. However, the best way to prepare is to have a real assessor interview and give you tips and assistance to help you craft the perfect answer for each and every question that you encounter. At JobTestPrep we have a Skype interview preparation package, an invaluable resource allowing you to go into the interview in a great frame of mind and come out of the interview knowing you have done a great job.

In Summary

We have gone through the entire ANZ application process and seen that there are a number of different steps that have to be mastered in order to come through and get that cherished offer. Guaranteeing that you will get an offer is impossible but with correct preparation you can ensure that you will perform at your highest level. Here at JobTestPrep we have the complete preparation package so availing yourself to them gives you the best chance of success. We hope to hear from you in the near future and wish you luck in your application.

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