Still fairly new to this site. Wanted to seek some advice for my situation coming up in the next couple weeks. I have been selected for an interview at a commodity hedging firm in New Zealand. This would be a six-month Summer Analyst position, but I would hope that this can turn into a Full-Time job. I was referred for this position through a contact in Chicago who also hedges the same commodity through his business. Networking pays off, people!
I am an incoming senior at a non-target school. Finance major, Econ minor. 3.9 GPA. And a member and active trader for my own University's endowment portfolio. I think the biggest skills I bring to the table is my already existing knowledge of commodities and experience trading real money in the derivatives market.
Obviously, I want to be as prepared as I can be. So I'm looking for some tips for the video conference interview coming up.
- How much time should I spend talking about my own trading experience?
- What kinds of technical questions could be asked in a commodities interview?
- What questions should I ask that could show my interest and knowledge of the position?
- What subjects are undergrads least prepared for in trader interviews?
- Other tips for preparation, interview, and follow-up.
Thanks for your help! Any advice is greatly appreciated.