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    I passed an assessment centre for a grad scheme and now have a final round interview. I have to deliver a 10-15 minute presentation on a recent development within the financial services sector that interests me. There will be some informal questioning at the end of the interview. It's just me and one of the senior directors.

    The brief seems really vague and there's only a couple of days to prepare.. Does anyone have advice on how they would structure something like this? I'd find it a lot easier if I had a specific question to answer.

    I'm planning on identifying a particular area that is relevant to the team's specialism and then branching out to talk about why I was interested in it and how I can see opportunities in the future.. No idea how I'm going to fill 10-15 minutes with this.

    I'm guessing it's fine for me to take a powerpoint for myself and my interviewer? I don't feel like I have enough time to learn the presentation word for word and hope it'd be fine to use my slides as a guide?
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    (Original post by jb9390)
    I passed an assessment centre for a grad scheme and now have a final round interview. I have to deliver a 10-15 minute presentation on a recent development within the financial services sector that interests me. There will be some informal questioning at the end of the interview. It's just me and one of the senior directors.

    The brief seems really vague and there's only a couple of days to prepare.. Does anyone have advice on how they would structure something like this? I'd find it a lot easier if I had a specific question to answer.

    I'm planning on identifying a particular area that is relevant to the team's specialism and then branching out to talk about why I was interested in it and how I can see opportunities in the future.. No idea how I'm going to fill 10-15 minutes with this.

    I'm guessing it's fine for me to take a powerpoint for myself and my interviewer? I don't feel like I have enough time to learn the presentation word for word and hope it'd be fine to use my slides as a guide?
    Use the vagueness to your advantage.
    Pick a subject that is relevant to the sector and business you are interviewing with.

    PP can keep you structured. Dont overcomplicate and use a handout as backup so they can follow that if theres no pc projector. It needs to be relevant and on message.

    It needs to be clear, focused and there has to be a point to it ratehr than waste their time. Simple so not word for qword and you cna read off the powerpoint.

    You need to time yourself so you finish about the 10 min mark. practice will help you get there and then you can amend your pace. You also need time to respond to questions. Poor planning if you over run.
 
 
 
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