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What kind of questions were you asked during the interview process?

2015

"During my interview I was asked to talk my interviewer through my CV, and I had to tell them about a time when I did/showed X, in addition to speaking about where I saw myself in five years' time."
Graduate, Dublin
"I was given some behavioural type questions, for instance, I had to give an example when I had to influence someone else's decision, and when I had to work with somebody difficult."
Graduate, Dublin
"I did not feel that I was asked anything out of the ordinary in my interview: I was questioned on my awareness of the organisation and given fairly standard interview questions."
Graduate, Dublin
"Throughout the interview I think that you should focus on giving examples to support your answers."
Graduate, Dublin
"I was asked to illustrate how my experiences to date, and the skills I had developed from them, such as problem-solving in my previous roles, could be applicable to an office environment typical to Bank of Ireland."
Graduate, Dublin

2014

"I had two interviewers, one from HR and one from Corporate and they were both really lovely. It was just the typical questions about why I wanted this career, why I chose Bank of Ireland, questions about my degree and previous work experience."
Graduate, Dublin
"Questions included: describe your previous experience/roles/responsibilities/interaction with customers and how you dealt with certain situations, e.g. handling difficult customers."
Graduate, Dublin
"I was asked about the current state of the bank, and what I thought was the best direction for the bank to take in terms of going forward into the future."
Graduate, Dublin
"I was asked about my strengths, weaknesses, and why I wanted to work for this organisation and how I thought I would fit into the culture of the organisation."
Graduate, Dublin
"The interview questions included: why work for Bank of Ireland? What is your knowledge of financial services? What areas should the bank focus on in the near/medium future? What skills can I bring to the role? I was also asked social and competency based questions to gain an understanding of my personality."
Graduate, London
"Some of the questions asked were: give me an example of when you had to improvise/work hard/meet tight deadline? What is a growth area in banking?"
Graduate, Dublin
"I was asked to talk about my knowledge of the business, and my knowledge of how businesses work, and to describe situations where I had dealt with certain situations."
Graduate, Dublin
"The questions consisted of scenarios or anecdotes where you showed a certain competency, e.g. 'tell me about a time when you were under a lot of pressure and needed to meet an expectation or deadline and ended up exceeding expectations.' I was also asked questions such as, 'do you ever feel overwhelmed, and if so, how do you deal with this?'"
Graduate, Dublin

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