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    Hey guys,

    Just quickly, for Barclays Business Insight 1, we will not have to record ourselves answering any questions right?

    Dont really want to suit up if no answers need to be recorded haha
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    (Original post by TheBankinator)
    What division and location did you apply?
    Banking in London.

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    (Original post by panda12)
    Hey guys,

    Just quickly, for Barclays Business Insight 1, we will not have to record ourselves answering any questions right?

    Dont really want to suit up if no answers need to be recorded haha
    The first one is just a situational judgement and numerical test. The second one has a video element to it I believe.

    Either way, the camera is not going to randomly start recording you. It will tell you before you start.

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    (Original post by Commercial Paper)
    The first one is just a situational judgement and numerical test. The second one has a video element to it I believe.

    Either way, the camera is not going to randomly start recording you. It will tell you before you start.

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    Guys what tests do the consultancy firms use? Are there any that don't use any tests?
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    Does anyone know which banks summer internships or grad roles are definitely rotational (amongst M&A teams or amongst ECM/DCM/M&A)

    Mainly looking at PPMan but anyone else got any insight - also appreciated.
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    **** just bombed the CS Numerical...Don't know why I was expecting SHL...
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    Can anyone tell me what their 'status of application' for Morgan Stanley says on their online application centre?
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    For the BNP Paribas application, is there no need for cover letter/motivational questions?
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    tbh, I still think KPMG has the hardest tests in the world.. wtf
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    Did hsbc tests passed the sjt and after doing the inductive reasoning got this email

    Thank you for taking the time to complete the online Situational Judgement and Inductive Reasoning Aptitude Tests. We will be in touch with you again shortly with regards to the progress of your application

    Anyone else get this? What does it mean?
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    (Original post by Gman786)
    Did hsbc tests passed the sjt and after doing the inductive reasoning got this email

    Thank you for taking the time to complete the online Situational Judgement and Inductive Reasoning Aptitude Tests. We will be in touch with you again shortly with regards to the progress of your application

    Anyone else get this? What does it mean?
    Just confirmation of receipt of the test. You'll get another email later (maybe in a week) confirming you've met the minimum benchmark.

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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    i think they're brilliant. the point of them is exactly that, to cut down the pool of applicants. because i know i can beat many candidates for the mere fact that i'm prepared for them, so it works out in my favour.

    simply some people are prepared, whilst others are not.. and to be frank i'll rather work with someone who invested a bit of time and money and spent 2 days actually preparing, because whilst that might not be full 100% evidence, it does show for those who don't pass a lack of initiative.

    i think banks however should retest at ACs, given these tests are quite simple to cheat by getting someone who has practiced them to do them for you.

    but it's better than hr reviewing 20k CVs cause that's just a long and an unproductive use of time.
    No, it is not better than going through CVs. How do they even know I am taking those tests? I mean I can just tell my cousin to do them for me, he's a maths genius.

    Also, the only thing preparing for these tests does is make you more familiar with the type of questions that might come up. This essentially destroys the very purpose of the tests since they're meant to 'surprise' you with problems and see if you can solve them. If you've practiced the same kind of TalentQ questions 500 times, you will not use your brain while solving that question in the test, you'll just be repeating exactly what you learnt.

    What these banks to need to do is expand their HR teams and find new recruitment strategies. Greedy ****ers don't give a **** about HR since it doesn't make them money directly
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    (Original post by vader9280)
    No, it is not better than going through CVs. How do they even know I am taking those tests? I mean I can just tell my cousin to do them for me, he's a maths genius.

    Also, the only thing preparing for these tests does is make you more familiar with the type of questions that might come up. This essentially destroys the very purpose of the tests since they're meant to 'surprise' you with problems and see if you can solve them. If you've practiced the same kind of TalentQ questions 500 times, you will not use your brain while solving that question in the test, you'll just be repeating exactly what you learn

    What these banks to need to do is expand their HR teams and find new recruitment strategies. Greedy ****ers don't give a **** about HR since it doesn't make them money directly
    they don't give a **** about analysts either since they also don't make money
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    (Original post by vader9280)
    No, it is not better than going through CVs. How do they even know I am taking those tests? I mean I can just tell my cousin to do them for me, he's a maths genius.

    Also, the only thing preparing for these tests does is make you more familiar with the type of questions that might come up. This essentially destroys the very purpose of the tests since they're meant to 'surprise' you with problems and see if you can solve them. If you've practiced the same kind of TalentQ questions 500 times, you will not use your brain while solving that question in the test, you'll just be repeating exactly what you learnt.

    What these banks to need to do is expand their HR teams and find new recruitment strategies. Greedy ****ers don't give a **** about HR since it doesn't make them money directly
    you don't have to be a maths genius to calculate percentage differences, and i would highly suggest you read what someone has written completely before replying to something that has already been addressed.
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    Tests are not about talent or whatever. It's only about selecting ones who are actually dedicated to get the position, ones who actually take time.

    Passing all tests demands a little preparation.
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    (Original post by A12R34)
    Can anyone tell me what their 'status of application' for Morgan Stanley says on their online application centre?
    Application update
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    (Original post by Commercial Paper)
    Just confirmation of receipt of the test. You'll get another email later (maybe in a week) confirming you've met the minimum benchmark.

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    Just got the minimum benchmark email today. Whats next? Phone interview?
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    (Original post by Gman786)
    Just got the minimum benchmark email today. Whats next? Phone interview?
    Yeah, they call it a motivational and capability phone interview but who knows...

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    well that citi test was just peaaaaaak 8/12 if I am lucky
 
 
 
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