Interview hints and tips - WTW
We specialize in preparing for the unknown. Here’s how to get ready for the big day.
Learn more about us
We don’t expect you to be an expert on our business. But the best candidates tend to have a general understanding of what we do and how we do it. If you’re looking to find out more about us, then LinkedIn and Glassdoor are good places to start, as are the other social media sites where we have a presence, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can always find the latest news about Willis Towers Watson on our press page. Alternatively, why not type our name into Google and see what comes up?
Prepare your questions
Asking informed questions about our business and our career opportunities is a good way of demonstrating that you’re serious about joining us. This includes questions about the position itself and how it fits into the company as a whole. Feel free to write your questions down and take them in with you as a reminder.
Practice your answers
Before the interview, think through your experience, skills and interests, and get ready to discuss how they make you a good fit for the job. The more you can provide us with specific examples, the better. Typical questions we like to ask include:
- What do you know about Willis Towers Watson?
- Of all your accomplishments, which makes you the most proud?
- Why would you like to work here?
- What do you value most from your career?
- What motivates you?
- Why do you think you are a good fit for the hiring manager’s needs? We’ll want to know what unique skills you can bring to the role.
Plan your day
Get your paperwork ready. Print out a fresh copy of your resume/CV and your list of questions, and remember to take them with you.
Dress appropriately. You cannot go wrong with a traditional business suit or other professional business attire, but know that at Willis Towers Watson we dress for our day, so you can expect to see many colleagues dressed in business casual.
Be on time. Plan how you’re going to get to the interview in advance and leave earlier than you think you need to. You should be arriving at the office with at least 10 minutes to spare to allow for security screenings or other possible delays.
At the interview
Be yourself. While it’s important to conduct yourself with professionalism, don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through.
Consider your body language. What you don’t say can often be as important as what you do say in job interviews. Understanding and maximizing your non-verbal communication — smiling, eye contact, handshake, posture, and the like — will help you excel in the interview.
Stay in control. It’s natural to be nervous in an interview. Remember that it’s fine to pause before responding to questions to gather your thoughts, and if you’re unsure about a question, it’s also fine to ask for clarification.
Meeting others. If you’re shown around the office or have the chance to chat with potential colleagues, remember that their feedback may have an impact. Don’t say or do anything that you wouldn’t in a formal interview situation.
Say thanks. Close the process by sending a prompt note or email of thanks to anyone who took time to meet with you. Interviewers will view the contents of your note as evidence of your attention to detail, and it confirms your interest in the position.
Learn more about WTW and their graduate opportunities
Make sure to check out the WTW careers page for more information about their graduate offerings