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Inside the Interview

When you interview with us, we’re trying to determine whether or not you’ll thrive in our organizational culture. Will the professional development program you’re applying for help you reach your career goals? Do Wells Fargo’s values resonate with your values? Will you be engaged and challenged in your role?

Your interview is an opportunity for us to get to know you, and you to get to know us. Generally, we ask behavioral questions during our interviews — we’re trying to understand how you will act in specific circumstances. Below, you’ll find some of the top tips from hiring managers from different professional development programs for before and during your interview. In addition, Wells Fargo offers informational sessions at many schools designed to prepare you for your interview, which we strongly encourage you to attend — visit your school’s career center for a schedule.

Before the interview

  • Attend an information session or open house at your school. If we’re not hosting one at your school, check about attending one at a neighboring 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 are all good sources of information, and can help you understand whether the company is a good fit for you.
  • 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.
  • Practice answering basic interview questions. When is a time you demonstrated leadership? When is a time you took initiative to get something accomplished? When is a time you took a stand based on your ethics, and what was the result? Many books and websites offer additional interview questions, and you can practice alone or with friends.
  • Prepare questions to help you get information during your interview for making an informed decision about whether Wells Fargo is a good place for you to start your career.

During the interview

  • Show your enthusiasm. You’ll be speaking directly to a hiring manager, so you should try to make a positive impression.
  • Answer the question you’re asked. Answer it thoroughly, but keep your answer succinct. It’s okay if you need a few seconds to reflect after being asked a question.
  • Stay focused.
  • Let us know why you want to work at Wells Fargo — and why you think you’d be a good fit.

After the interview

  • We’ll be in touch with you within two weeks to let you know whether or not we plan to make an offer.
 
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