Has anyone applied to BlackRock to be a full-time analyst and received a request to submit a virtual cover letter? I'm not sure what to expect so if anyone has completed it and could tell me what questions were on it that would be great! I'm not sure whether to expect to submit one long story about my background or have to answer specific questions.
BlackRock Virtual Cover Letter Hireview
BlackRock Video Interview Questions
They ask the same basic, behavioral questions for each video interview. Only two questions are asked, with 30 seconds to prepare and 1 minute 30 sec to answer the question. 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?
How to Prepare for Blackrock Video Interview
Prepare answers to the sample questions above in advance, and practice in front of a webcam. It takes getting used to the online format, so you want to be prepared! Also make sure to keep your practiced answers under the 1:30 time limit. Review your resume for things you want to highlight, and make sure you're ready for curveball questions not on the list above.
Make sure you're dressed in a suit or business professional (at least from the waist up). Ensure you're in a well-lit and quiet area, with minimal background distractions.
Blackrock Hireview General FAQs
These are webcam interviews, so make sure your camera and microphone works. Usually everyone has to do one. Most receive an email a few minutes after submitting their applications, and they ask for different virtual cover letters for each of your choices in BlackRock. Typically they give a deadline of 3 days, but many users have done it after the deadline without any issues.
A follow-up email, if you haven't completed the assessment, usually consists of this:
"This is a friendly reminder that you have been selected to move forward in the recruitment process with BlackRock. The next step of the process will consist of a short, automated video interview to allow us to get to know you a little better and provide you with an opportunity to highlight your talent and abilities."