We sat down with our inhouse recruitment team to find out their tips on how you can smash your next interview:
I love interviewing people because you are given an such a unique opportunity to hear people sell their ability to do what they love to do. An interview is such a limited opportunity to fit in all of the great stuff that someone can offer a business, but from my experience there are some great ways to ensure you can stand out from the crowd. Here are some tips that can help you make a great impression:
Words by Gordon
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Research the company
Before the interview, make sure you do some research on the company. Read up on their history, the products and services they offer, and any information you can pull from their Website, LinkedIn page, Instagram etc. Familiarizing yourself with the company’s values and goals will give you a better understanding of what they’re looking for in an employee. Additionally, it can be helpful to research the industry as a whole, someone who shows us their passion and understanding for Market Making instantly gets my attention.
Prepare for technical questions
Market making involves complex financial concepts, so it’s important to prepare for technical questions related to the field. Be prepared to discuss market structure, pricing models, and risk management techniques. Brush up on your math and statistical skills so you can quickly and accurately answer any technical questions that may come up.
Nine Mile operates in a highly collaborative environment, so it’s important to emphasize your ability to thrive in this environment. Provide examples of situations where you had to collaborate with others to achieve a common goal. Sell your ability to communicate effectively and your willingness to listen to others’ ideas.
Show your passion
Nine Mile is looking for individuals who are passionate about building a World Class Market Making firm. We operate in an amazingly competitive environment and we need to have an intense focus on what our competitors are doing, and how we can gain an edge that helps us compete at the highest level. Take the opportunity of an interview to convey your enthusiasm for the job and the industry as a whole. Share any relevant experiences that sparked your interest in the business, and demonstrate your eagerness to learn and grow within the field.
Be prepared to discuss your experience
Finally, be prepared to discuss your relevant experience. Highlight any examples that you are proud of that will set you apart from other candidates. The interview is your opportunity to sell yourself, be prepared to discuss your accomplishments and how they relate to the position you’re interviewing for. What are the capabilities that are important to the role and how can you illustrate your proficiency in those areas. If you’re a recent graduate or have limited work experience, be prepared to discuss how your education or extracurricular activities have prepared you for the job.
Interviewing can be stressful but try to enjoy the process and continually review your performance, proactively ask for feedback on how you went and always strive to improve what is a crucial skill that will always be present in your career. With these tips in mind, you might just manage to make yourself stand out from other candidates. Good luck with your interview!”