Interviewing for Trading Support: Need Advice!
I am currently a 1st year analyst working at a very niche commodities research shop with limited to zero growth prospects ahead career-wise given how small and lean my shop runs.
Recently, I've acquired the opportunity to interview for a commodities role at a large investment bank. Initially, the position will entail all operational oriented work such as confirmations & settlements, but the bank has a record of promoting confirmations & settlements guys to FO positions in the long run.
I passed through the first few rounds very easily. However, for the final round, the MD i'll be meeting with supposedly gave some push back on meeting with me because I've never previously completed operations oriented work in the past. Previously, all of my experience has been in front office analytic roles such as origination, trading, and research.
I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how I might approach this final round. I really want the role and have huge respect for the company. I've hit it off great with everyone I've met at the firm and truly picture myself working there in the long run and even though the position is confirmations & settlements I don't mind at all.
Long story short, I am interviewing for an operational role but only have FO experience but really love the firm, the position, and the opportunities it would open up for me, but am meeting with an MD that isn't particularly excited about the relevance of my background so I need tips or an angle on how I might be able to approach this issue and spin the interview in my favor as much as possible.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.