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Need some advice for my latest interview

  • This topic has 17 replies, 8 voices, and was last updated Jun-17 by um333.
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    • Sarah
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      So I have an interview Monday for some major company in the financial industry. I really like what they have said so far and was pretty excited for the interview. Lucky me their office is next to my building so I didn’t even need to ask for time off.

      The question is that job entails one year training/working in the Toronto office and they moving permanently to New York. What should I ask for? Relocation assistance? And what other questions might be appropriate?

    • Zee Tan
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      Might be a bit too early to talk about relocation assistance IMHO. A good way may be to ask about previous employees that have done this (i.e. Toronto then NYC) then ask about how they transferred and are they fitting in well.

      Questions like how the team will be structured (i.e. who would your boss be, how many peers would it be, hierarchy etc) would also be important on whether you’d be able to enjoy yourself.

    • Sarah
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      Thanks @Zee

    • Sophie Macon
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      Yup too early @Sarah. Once you’re certain (or they’ve indicated the intention) that their making an offer, they’ll naturally talk about the package. And then only you can discuss these in the form of questions (plus what @zee mentioned). nothing is final until the offer/contract comes in, so you can leave it to last once you’re certain they want you in! Then it’s easier to meet what you ask for…

    • Sarah
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      That was what I figured too but they sent me an email saying specifically that they wanted to discuss this topic. So I was at a loss at what I should say!

    • Sophie Macon
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      It’s a good sign. Keep it open, don’t disclose your position, just ask questions for now and play by ear 🙂 Good luck @Sarah!

    • MockTurtle
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      Good luck for the interview @Sarah.

    • Zee Tan
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      Hope it went well @sarah!!

    • AjFinance
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      @Sarah Goodluck for the interview. Good to see that you’re inching towards your goal 🙂

      As far as the relocation assistance goes, I’ve never been close to being offered something like that. But having said that, I would think that since they are the ones offering to post you at a different location, they would arrange for the relocation. It would’ve been a different story if you were applying to a foreign location yourself.

    • MattyJ
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      @sarah how did it go?!

    • vincentt
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      good luck @sarah hope it went well !

    • Sarah
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      It didn’t go well. Not one bit. I knew I didn’t make it five seconds into the interview.

    • MockTurtle
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      Oh dear @Sarah, I’m really sorry to hear that. I’ve heard that in lots of cases, the interviewers mostly make up their minds in the first few seconds, so maybe that’s what happened here. Still, it’s a bit of a downer to deal with rejection. I’ve been applying to jobs and getting rejected straightaway (not even an interview) for the last few months!

    • Sophie Macon
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      Oh no @sarah. How come? Care to elaborate? Sometimes we always think that it went disastrous but get better knowing how it went after a few experiences.

    • MattyJ
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      Sorry to hear that @sarah. What was the job for?

    • Sarah
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      Gut feeling I suppose.
      They started off with pitching their company and were extra nice. Considering they never asked any questions I feel like they made up their mind before the interview.


      @MattyJ
      Sales associate.

    • Sophie Macon
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      LOL you’re overthinking it @Sarah! It doesn’t sound disastrous at all. You’ll just have to wait and see.

    • um333
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      look @Sarah ! Expectations always cause a pain. So I strongly suggest you to take it easy and who do not be able to face failure does not deserve success.

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