BofA SA 2022

The app was posted. This is super accelerated compared to last year when they opened apps on July 1st. Are they rolling? Will they be starting interviews now too?

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 11, 2021 - 4:56pm

Interesting. Thanks for the heads up too lol just applied. When I had a BofA info session earlier this year, they said they were shooting for late summer/early fall for Hirevues and SD's. Maybe they did switch around their time line this year. I'm gonna reach out to alumni and ask.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 11, 2021 - 11:09pm

I know. Pretty sure when they came on campus early Spring, they said they are aiming late June/ early July for app opening lol

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  • Prospect in IB - Ind
May 14, 2021 - 3:38am

I can give u my perspective as an incoming IB SA at Bofa. Networked heavily with two offices but only got hirevue from first choice, even though the Hirevue questions were standard for all offices. In my view, you will only be in contention for your top choice

  • Intern in PE - LBOs
May 14, 2021 - 12:11pm

This is true – networked with a regional and NYC and only got Hirevue and SD from NYC, even though, the other office asked me to submit the app lol

  • Intern in PE - Other
May 18, 2021 - 4:28am

lol my contacts at BofA barely know anything. Even they were told apps would open in July, then HR just blindsided everybody and opened them in May. 

May 18, 2021 - 10:04pm

Applied for the sophomore program most of the analysts and associates I followed up with had no clue that they were recruiting so early. No plans for interviews yet according to them. Strange a bunch of diversity kids already got offers

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 20, 2021 - 12:52pm

Someone on the recruiting just told me they're expecting everything to be mostly done by end of June.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 22, 2021 - 2:19am

I went through the BofA hirevue last year when I went through one of my most extensive networking efforts (spoke to analysts, associates, VP, and a very senior MD). Eventually got the hirevue and prepped all weekend for it but as luck would have it, I fucked it up. There's just something about a hirevue, probably the fact that I am answering to a screen, but I never did well in an hirevue. Predictable enough but I don't get the superday because of my lackluster performance. 

Anyways, I wouldn't want the same thing to happen to the people going through the process this year so I am listing the questions I got. Not saying these will be the same ones you'll get but should be helpful in preparing or giving some sort of an idea. Got about 3 minutes per question and no retries. 

  • Tell us about yourself and why BofA
  • Key accomplishment that you had that illustrated your personal initiative and drive to push beyond what is required
  • Tell us about a Major event and how it has impacted markets
  • Tell us about a time you quickly learned a process and were able to effectively achieve the goals
  • Tell us about a time when you were given little information and how did you act about it

All the best and hope y'all do better than I did. Def give a silver banana if you found this helpful.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 22, 2021 - 2:42pm

Incoming SA at BofA and I think I got most of these questions too. I definitely do remember getting "tell us about yourself and why BofA" - that question really tripped me up because I was expecting it to be two separate questions so the time limit was definitely stressful. 

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 24, 2021 - 2:15am

Click the unsubscribe button (looks like a wifi signal at the top of the page on the right-hand side in the same line as "intern in IB - Ind").

May 25, 2021 - 11:13am

pretty sure, but it depends. Had a buddy who was able to a few years ago but he met 10+ people from the office and had an exploding offer.

May 25, 2021 - 9:23pm

For all those asking about how BAML accelerates: you need to network with a handful of analysts at regional offices, especially those who run recruiting (if u have a call with any analyst, they will likely connect u with the analysts in charge of recruiting if u ask nicely). They are having the first wave of recruitment rn, but will have another later. I was told by a senior banker that HireVues dont really matter if you network since they cannot sit and review dozens of them. 

Source: I am in the accelerated process at a regional office and did all these things.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 25, 2021 - 10:10pm

What about for NYC? Do you know? How do I get the Hirevue as a non-target? Spoke with 2 analysts so far and will with a MD next week. 

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 27, 2021 - 9:34pm

I had 5 questions, 3 minute limit for each. Also, they only let you record once unlike other banks. The questions were all behavioral and seemed very disorganized. I swear one of them was asking like 3 different ideas in one sentence - hard to give a concise and good response with questions like that. You just end up spinning some dumb story with all sorts of ideas. I don't remember the exact questions but expect some long question like "tell us why you're interested in the position you applied for and how you've been trying to further your professional development and why you think you're qualified for the position."

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 28, 2021 - 1:59pm

Got a Hirevue for GCM but also applied to IB. Does this mean I'm dinged for IB?

  • Prospect in S&T - FI
Jun 11, 2021 - 1:01am

Did you get HV yet? I think Charlotte is a lot pushed back in schedule compared to other regionals as per the posters here.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 1, 2021 - 3:14pm

If I sent in my app on the second day of app opening and still haven't receive a HV, am I dinged? I go to a target and networked a bit

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 1, 2021 - 4:10pm

To anyone who has done the hv, do you mind telling us what's asked?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 1, 2021 - 4:34pm

I did the HV and all I am going to say is that the questions were worded weirdly and asked like three things per question.  It was hard to try to answer every part of the question while getting the points I wanted to get across.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 1, 2021 - 6:49pm

Received Hirevue at 4 pm ET today. Non-target non-diversity and for NYC. Applied day after application opened. Seems like this is likely a wave because it seemed automated.

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