Trafigura Cultural Video Interview

got an invitation to do a "Cultural Video Interview" with Trafi for a grad program. Had no idea tradehouses even did this...sounds like a hireview to me. Any insights on what they ask/what the process is like?

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Aug 17, 2020 - 11:25am

Went well. It was just their version of a hireview. 5 questions that were all behavioral (A time you failed, conflict with a team member, working with a diverse team etc). Got invited to the technical portion after.

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Oct 19, 2020 - 9:29pm

I think it is important, especially for locations like the US or EU. Last year I applied as a fresh graduate. After the interview with the Swiss office, the HR called back to say: actually the results were exceedingly good. However, for visa concerns they would not proceed. 

Aug 17, 2020 - 7:57pm

Culture at trading houses. is VERY important... just be yourself. They want to see that they can sit with you and interact with you for 50 hours a week for 10-20 years. Because remember, once you hit the trading floor the only promotion is retirement.

Oct 19, 2020 - 9:32pm

Do you mind talk a bit more that? I am really curious. Especially, a lot of people say Traf values it more than any other trading houses. A lot of former applicants, myself included, felt that the moment you step in they had already judged your character. My friend, who interviewed, eventually went to LDC. She says she could still feel it when she interacts withe Traf people in conferences and other negotiations.

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Sep 23, 2020 - 8:35pm

find out about next steps in oct. source: spoke w 2 employees

Oct 20, 2020 - 4:16am

Hello everyone, sorry for perhaps a stupid question, but where did you apply? I spent quite a while looking at their website and could not find any link for an application/email to send CV. Thanks a lot.

  • Intern in S&T - Comm
Nov 10, 2020 - 2:15pm

Just got rejected. Actually really surprised because I networked and was flat out told I would move on...oh well. Best of luck to all!

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