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Interview Tips from the Fed Corporate Recruiting Team

Tip 1: Do Your Homework

We're impressed when candidates have taken the time to do some research and learn about us. Take a look around on our website and social media sites and learn as much as you can.

Tip 2: Come Prepared

Dress for the occasion. Best Practice is, when in doubt, wear a suit. Even if an office is business-casual attire, it's still appropriate to wear a business suit to an interview.

Tip 3: Confidence Is Key

You don't want to appear too nervous or too relaxed. The best advice is to have confidence in who you are and what you bring to the table. Focus on being your authentic self.

Tip 4: Ask Questions

Asking questions allows you to also learn more and make an informed decision on if the opportunity is truly the right match for you. Prior to the interview, it may be helpful for you to prepare a list of questions.

Tip 5: Marketing Is Crucial

Ensuring that you can speak to your specific experiences is critical. Prepare specific examples to support the work that you have done and the accomplishments that you have made on the job. Try to prepare to have a specific example for each of your answers.

Tip 6: It’s OK to Ask Questions

If during your interview, we ask a question and you feel more clarification is needed – please let us know. Ask us to clarify or repeat it. Having a solid understanding of the question will position you to provide your best answer.

Tip 7: Follow Up

At the conclusion of the interview, ensure you get a business card from the person or people that you meet with. Sending a follow up thank you note as soon as possible after the interview let us know that you are still interested in us and the opportunity discussed.

Tip 8: Day of the Interview

Remember to bring a proper ID to 230 S. LaSalle in Chicago and ask for the recruiting team member assigned to you.

Want to bring these tips along? Download the tip sheet.

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413, USA. Tel. (312) 322-5322

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