The first stage of the application process is the online application form. This is a fairly straightforward application where you will have to fill in not only your educational details but you will be given the chance to upload your CV and cover letter. Research the position that you have applied for and tailor your writing to that. As well as this, in the BlackRock graduate careers application, you will be given some competency questions on the application form. Some examples of possible questions are:
These questions are your opportunity to show that you are the right one for the job. There are some important points to consider when you are addressing these questions. There are no specific key competencies for the company however; in the job description you will find specific competencies. These should be integrated into your answers as this shows not only that you have the skills but also that you have done your homework into the job at hand. Upon a successful application, you will receive an invitation to the next stage of the process.
For almost all BlackRock graduate programmes, you will need to take a CEB's SHL numerical reasoning test. The numerical reasoning test is used to assess your ability in identifying trends across a wide range of numerical data in the form of spreadsheets, tables, graphs, or charts. You need to be able to perform mathematical calculations in order to analyse the information and answer the questions. With around 20 minutes to answer 20 questions you will need to work fast. Practise these tests to improve your speed and accuracy and get the scores you deserve.
Following the online testing, you will have two interviews. The first one will be focused on competency and motivation. Be prepared for this interview by knowing as much as you can about the company and your job application. Try to interweave your answers with pertinent points that you know they will want to hear. The second interview will be very much focused on your ability and skill level to do the job. You will be asked specific questions relating to your job application and you will have to demonstrate your ability to think on your feet. Some BlackRock interview questions may include:
You will normally be asked to come to their offices for these interviews however if you live far away they are able to schedule them over the phone.
There are a number of different sections to the BlackRock assessment day. You will have another two interviews with the same type of questions being asked as they were in the previous interviews. As well as these, you will have to take part in a group exercise and give a presentation as well. You may also be given another numerical test.
The BlackRock recruitment process is competitive, designed to allow the company to hire the right people for the job. You will need to be at the top of your game across several stages. Preparation with JobTestPrep for each stage will help you do the best job you can do. Start preparing with our practice packages today.