Blackrock Hirevue Interview Tips and Overview

I was wondering if you guys can add some color to this video interview through hirevue? I haven't done a video interview and I would like to know how you all prepared for it.

If you guys done the video interview through BlackRock-any advice would help!

BlackRock Virtual Cover Letter with HireVue

BlackRock's virtual cover letter is an interview in which you will be asked 2 questions with 5 minutes preparation for each. The questions are typically behavioral/fit based questions.

Sample Virtual Cover Letter Questions

Questions vary depending on the department, but examples include:

  • Why did you choose your major and how do you believe it will help you in your professional career?
  • Why would you be good for the role?
  • Why do you think you're a good fit for BlackRock and why did you decide to apply to your division of preference?
  • What has been your favorite course at school and why?
  • How would you value the risk of 100 Apple shares?
  • What differentiates BlackRock?

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Comments (46)

Aug 5, 2017 - 7:42pm
SleepyMoose, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If this is for the Virtual Cover Letter through Hirevue, then you'll be fine without preparation. If anything, I'd open your Photo Booth app and film yourself talking for a few minutes to get used to staring at your computer camera (to simulate eye contact, not a joke, most Hirevue interview introductions will ask you to do this) and not feel too weird about it even though you are sitting in a room by yourself, dressed in a suit, and talking to yourself. I always found that to be the worst part of a Hirevue.

Aug 6, 2017 - 5:54am
Beppe, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Do you know what questions they do? I mean how much time you have, how many questions, and if you remember what questions they do exactly.

Thank you for your help, good luck for your interview!

Oct 3, 2017 - 7:14pm
Street123, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Same, submitted hirevue months ago but nothing yet. Met HR at OCR event, said won't look at the applications until the deadline. Also, heard that they take very few interns in some divisons.

Oct 11, 2017 - 2:39pm
Freedom35, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I did the virtual cover letter like 2 weeks ago and received a follow-up a week later for a video interview. I did the interview last Friday but have not heard back from them. This is for FMA btw.

Oct 24, 2017 - 1:18pm
m5623, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I applied for a different group, but each of my steps in the process were about a week apart. I applied at the end of September, got a first round interview a week later, got an invite to superday a week after that, and had my superday interview the next week. But the other people at my superday all had totally different timelines, so it really just depends!

Nov 2, 2017 - 9:37am
poween, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Was the interview with Client Solutions with HR? Or was it more technical with individuals from the department?

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:10pm
pincap, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Were your interviews with FMA and client solutions for FT or summer?

Oct 27, 2017 - 9:12pm
hiremeplz, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Completed the HireVue and the questions were the same for both positions I applied for.

  1. Why BR and why that division?
  2. How does BR differ from other firms?

You get 5 minutes to prepare for each and then a 1.5 minutes to answer each question.

Oct 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
icecream2290, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Did the virtual cover letter back in July, and now i have a "live virtual 30 min interview" (via Hirevue AND phone?? not sure why it's not just through skype...) for Relationship Management & Sales. Interview is for princeton but I applied for new york

Nov 8, 2017 - 3:04pm
WinnieC, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I just received a 30-minute interview invite from BlackRock. The position is Trading & Liquidity Strategies in New York. Can anyone who has done the interview share what kind of questions that I should be prepared for? Thanks a lot in advance.

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:54am
djehuty94, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Has anyone had the first round? I have been selected for trading SA. Have 2x30 min interview in one week

Dec 1, 2017 - 6:49pm
pmblue117, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Just got an email today stating that they're still reviewing my application, so I guess it's not a rejection yet. did the virtual cover letter in early october if I recall

Dec 2, 2017 - 10:52am
Coolcrab, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Got that email too. Not sure if that's a good sign for us, or if we are basically just being strung along until they start sending out rejections

Dec 6, 2017 - 3:59pm
cheesecakethebest, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Anyone know when we will hear back after first round 30minutes virtual interview?

Dec 28, 2017 - 2:22am
Back-To-Front-PE, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Not sure about the timeline in your area, but I just got invited for a physical interview for the Aladdin Client Services Internship, a whole 3 MONTHS after I submitted my Hirvue interview XD

So I think you might have to wait a while.

If you're curious, its a panel interview and based on the email I'm thinking its going to be heavily technical based rather than fit.

Good luck!

Dec 28, 2017 - 2:23am
Freedom35, what's your opinion? Comment below:

BlackRock First Round Video Conference Interview - Financial Markets Advisory Group (Originally Posted: 09/29/2017)

Hey, guys! So I just received an email from BlackRock to schedule a first round video interview for the FMA group in NYC. I was wondering if anyone has gone through this process before and could give me an insight into the questions they will be asking.

Thank you.

Edit. Its actually for the DC office.

Dec 28, 2017 - 2:24am
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