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Inside the Interview

Make the most of your interview

When you interview, we’re trying to determine whether or not you can do the job, and how well you’d fit at Wells Fargo. Our questions generally take a behavioral approach, which examines how you’ve acted in past situations to understand how you would likely act in the future. We also want to find out if Wells Fargo’s values resonate with your personal values.

The interview process may consist of multiple rounds conducted in person or over the phone. Each interview typically lasts 30 minutes and will usually include a mixture of behavioral questions and technical questions related to the job.

The tips below will help you make the most of your opportunity to interview with Wells Fargo.

Before the Interview

  • Meet our team. Visit our recruiting booth at one of the recruiting events we attend each year or attend a Wells Fargo recruiting event on your campus. Check with your campus career center to find out if we are holding any on-campus events at your school.
  • Research Wells Fargo. Explore our website to get a feel for our products, lines of business, financial track record, and company values. Read articles about our company and the financial services industry in general.
  • Talk to people. Friends, alumni, and friends of friends who work at Wells Fargo can all provide insight into the organization.
  • Think about what you want from your career. Sharing this information at your interview will help us understand where you might fit into our organization, and how Wells Fargo can help you achieve your career goals.
  • Hone your interviewing skills. Practice with friends, in front of a mirror, or by participating in mock interviews and other workshops through your school’s career center.
  • Practice answering basic interview questions suchs as: "Describe a time you demonstrated leadership?" and "Tell me about a time you took a stand based on your ethics, and what was the result?"
  • Know your resume inside and out. Be able to tell us how your past experiences have prepared your for the job.
  • Review and understand the job description. Prepare questions about the position or the company that you may want to ask your interviewer to help you determine whether Wells Fargo is a good fit for you.

During the Interview

  • Keep your answers brief and focused.
  • Demonstrate interest, enthusiasm and confidence. Articulate why you want the job and why you want to work at Wells Fargo in particular.
  • Ask us some questions. Interviewers typically allow time for questions at the end of the interview, which gives you the opportunity to gather important information and reiterate your genuine interest in the position.

After the Interview

  • Thank your interviewer and inquire about next steps.
  • Ask for your interviewer’s business card and follow up with a timely thank you note or email.
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