BAML First Round Video Interview

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just received a first round video interview from BAML - it's an 'on demand interview'- has anyone taken it? what should I expect?

Bank of America On Demand Video Interview

Similar to banks such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, before reaching an in-person interview, candidates will complete an online interview. You will receive questions and will then have the chance to record your answers to them digitally. BofA describes the process below.


Source: https://bankcampuscareers.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mo...

Our users shared their experiences with the interviews below:

Wisconsin_R:

It was only behavioral questions, takes about 15 mins. I tried to prepare but there's not really a good way to do it. None of the questions are out of any guides, all about in X situation what would you do, etc.

littlepiggyyyy:

My friend who works at baml said the senior managers are going to review the videos, unlike JPM or other hirevues.

It is important to note that as @littlepiggyyyy mentioned, professionals review these videos rather than HR / AI that scans for certain traits.

BofA Online Video Interview Tips

Before completing the interview make sure that you have thoroughly practiced behavioral questions such as:

  • Why BofA?
  • Why "division of interest?"
  • Why finance?
  • Tell me about a time your worked in a team.
  • Tell me about a time you had to juggle multiple priorities.

Also check out some tips about performing well in video interviews:

  • Make sure to be dressed in business professional (regardless of what the invitation says)
  • Before starting the interview - make sure to practice videotaping yourself talking to the camera
  • Record your interview on a computer - not a phone
  • Stare at the camera - not the screen
  • Make sure to sit with good posture and practice smiling

Also, check out uncommon tips for nailing digital interviews.

As digital interviews increase in popularity - review guides to the J.P. Morgan, Barclays, BlackRock video interviews.

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Comments (73)

Sep 14, 2017

Interested as well

Sep 14, 2017

Got the same thing just today. Anybody else?

Is this like JP Morgan where everybody got it?

Sep 14, 2017

I applied to S&T and IB and got video interviews for both- so I assume everybody gets it?

Sep 14, 2017

Got it for Palo Alto IB.

Sep 14, 2017

How do you know it was for Palo Alto?
I didn't get any info on which location it was for

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Sep 14, 2017

Palo Alto office will send out all hirevue to selected candidates on 9/15. Told by an analyst.

Sep 14, 2017

Yup can confirm this. Was told 14/15. Got mine today

Sep 14, 2017

Did you get a superday invite? Got an email asking to select a day

Sep 15, 2017

is the new york office one out?

Sep 14, 2017

Mine is for NYC

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Sep 18, 2017

Mine as well.

Sep 15, 2017

Same, applied NY didn't get anything. My friend got one for Palo Alto.

Sep 15, 2017

has anyone gotten for GCM?

Sep 22, 2017

Got one for GCM a few days ago.

Sep 15, 2017

Mine is for NYC. Interested in the questions if anyone's taken or prepare to take, and happy to share as well!

Mar 6, 2019

Hi I have this video interview but for full time, do you have any insight as to how much time was allotted to answer each question?

Thanks!

Sep 15, 2017

Any updates from Charlotte?

Sep 15, 2017

I applied for IB, capital markets (charlotte) and Research and was chosen for a 1 day event about research in NYC recently but today I got the interview invite for IB and Public Sector Credit (didn't apply for that) and a recruiter called me to say she thought I would be a good fit for public sector credit so she gave me a first round and you can only interview for 2 lines of busienss so I wasn't eligible for Research anymore.

I'm thinking I'll do the public sector credit interview first and home they're the same questions

Sep 15, 2017

Just the got the invite as well. Would love to hear if it's more like JPM or Hirevue!

Mar 6, 2019

Hi I have this video interview but for full time, do you have any insight as to how much time was allotted to answer each question?

Thanks!

Sep 15, 2017

It means Dish On Demand is going to interview you on TV.

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Sep 15, 2017

may I ask how long after submitting your application did you get this invitation?

Sep 14, 2017

Submitted mine in early August

Sep 17, 2017

Hey how did the BAML PA tech video interview go? What were the questions like?

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Sep 14, 2017

Went well. Just got superday invite.

Sep 19, 2017

I got GCM and leveraged finance for Charlotte... 3.7 non-target, 2 boutique AM. Would love some advice for this or if its any similar to JP Morgan hirevue

Sep 15, 2017

I got for NY. 3.6 semi-target, equity research internships

Sep 20, 2017

What are the questions

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Sep 14, 2017

Lol

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Sep 22, 2017

my friend who works at baml said the senior managers are going to review the videos, unlike JPM or other hirevues

Mar 6, 2019

Hi I have this video interview but for full time, do you have any insight as to how much time was allotted to answer each question?

Thanks!

Sep 20, 2017

My buddy did the GCM hirevu and said the questions were: tell me about yourself, why Baml, a time you worked in a team, a time you acted as a leader.

Anyone have insight on the IB questions?

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Mar 6, 2019

Hi I have this video interview but for full time, do you have any insight as to how much time was allotted to answer each question?

Thanks!

Sep 23, 2017

Had mine for Securitized products in NYC thursday. Anyone know how long it takes to hear back? Also, would networking do any good at this point? I didn't network with this group at all, and I think I have a connection, but I'm not sure it would be best to pull on that string quite yet.

Edit: Also, stats: 3.6 GPA, target, experience in CMBS

University of Chicago

Sep 14, 2017

I've been networking since April and I think that's why I got such quick turnaround. (Heard back about 5 days after turning it in with super day invite). I don't think it could hurt reaching out to members of the team. Maybe a couple analysts and a VP.

Sep 15, 2017

just finished mine for GCM, haven't really networked with anyone at BAML. Does anyone know how selective these invites were and when we should expect to hear back re: superdays.

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Sep 14, 2017

I had a pretty quick turnaround. ~5 days. Based on what they told me the hiring manager watches videos for candidates that look appealing.

Mar 6, 2019

Hi I have this video interview but for full time, do you have any insight as to how much time was allotted to answer each question?

Thanks!

Sep 19, 2017

I was emailed by an associate in IB from Charlotte to schedule a one-on-one interview. I just had that today, it wasn't too easy, a good amount of technicals. Waiting to hear back about superday.

Sep 26, 2017

Has anyone received an invitation to NYC IB superday?

Sep 26, 2017

Was told IB hasn't done them for NY office yet.

Sep 20, 2017

Did first round, no invite/rejection yet

Sep 26, 2017

Has anyone heard back from Research after the HireVue?

Sep 26, 2017

When did you receive the HireVue?

Sep 26, 2017

10ish days ago

Sep 26, 2017

Just got superday for BAML S&T this Friday

Sep 27, 2017

Anyone here an international student on OPT who received a video interview? Curious as to whether you get auto dinged as an international..

Sep 27, 2017

nope I received one as an international student

Sep 26, 2017

Do you have work permit tho?? As an international?

Sep 27, 2017

It was only behavioral questions, takes about 15 mins. I tried to prepare but theres not really a good way to do it. None of the questions are out of any guides, all about in X situation what would you do, etc.

Good luck!

Sep 15, 2017

anyone got a superday for gcm yet? I finished my video this weekend

Oct 2, 2017

Curious as well. Finished my last weekend.

Oct 2, 2017

Curious as well about GCM. Anybody with info?

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