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    got myself a telephone call setup with the CEO of french bank. emailed him randomly with my CV expressing him an interesting at his firm for a FT role within markets. was an alumni. his secretary got back to me for telephone call meet up.

    anyone been in this situation. what do i expect? is it gonna be like a normal interview talk with techincals, maths question or a general conversation. dont know how to prepare or shall i just go with the flow. learn about the company and the division.
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    Hello, I was accepted in Westminster for Msc in Marketing Communications,and Queen Mary as well.However QMUL declined their offer due to my IELTS score which was not bad at all : Overall score 7 - R7 L7.5 S7 W5.5 -due to my writing which wasn't a 6 !!!!! So, now Im considering ; should I choose Westminster or instead try to re-pass the IELTS and maybe try to enter in QMUL next september? Any clue anyone???? Really near some trust worthy opinion.

    Many thanks, xxx
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    It sounds like you've got an informational interview. Don't treat it as a normal interview because it's not. Act like a normal human being. Ask him about his career, his life experiences etc. and try to connect/relate to him by using the alumni thing as well as any sports or whatever you can find that you have in common. At the end let him know that you are looking for a FT role, if they have anything coming up, do you fit the profile, etc. and to keep you in mind.

    Most of all don't be demanding and expect this guy to hand you a job, he is taking time out of his day to do what he sees as giving back to his alma mater by offering to talk to you about the industry and his career.
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    (Original post by hangmanh)
    got myself a telephone call setup with the CEO of french bank. emailed him randomly with my CV expressing him an interesting at his firm for a FT role within markets. was an alumni. his secretary got back to me for telephone call meet up.

    anyone been in this situation. what do i expect? is it gonna be like a normal interview talk with techincals, maths question or a general conversation. dont know how to prepare or shall i just go with the flow. learn about the company and the division.
    what kind of bank is this? he certainly has better things to do than interviewing random kinds on technicals/markets so most probably it'll be an informational interview (and yes learning about the company and the role you are applying for couldn't hurt.. lol)
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    Appreciated your advice buddy. I think you may be right. Gonna try to do as you say and research on the firm and him.
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    (Original post by Szmessh)
    what kind of bank is this? he certainly has better things to do than interviewing random kinds on technicals/markets so most probably it'll be an informational interview (and yes learning about the company and the role you are applying for couldn't hurt.. lol)
    It's a mid tier IB. Focus mostly on uk is wholesale and asset management. Although my background is summer at front office American BB (didn't get offer my fault:-(() so I was thinking would he dip into tech side or not.
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    (Original post by hangmanh)
    It's a mid tier IB. Focus mostly on uk is wholesale and asset management. Although my background is summer at front office American BB (didn't get offer my fault:-(() so I was thinking would he dip into tech side or not.
    what happened, why didn't you get the offer if you don't mind me asking?
 
 
 
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