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I need some help, I just moved to London, and I am looking for a job but I found out that the interviews are very tough. I am from Mexico, I have worked for Citigroup in Madrid over the last three years.
Sometimes I don’t know how to answer the question….How would I describe my skills as Internal Auditor….? and when they ask for situations o examples I am afraid to tell information about Citigroup…!! I am a bit lost….???
I will appreciate if someone tell how should I answer the interview questions.
 
Kind regards,
 
GC


If they ask specific questions about Citigroup, they would probably like to know whether you would tell that kind of info; i.e. your reliability!!!
 
describing how you work can not be so difficult: are you a perfectionist, are you independant, do you communicate well with others…etc. thus, are you a good internal auditor and why?



Gisela,

 

 

The best way to handle the common question relating to examples where you have demonstrated your skills is to use hypotheticals – you are correctly concerned about providing sensitive information related to your tenure at Citibank (that will most certainly backfire).  I have found that if you ask them for a situation in which they are currently facing or have faced in the past, you are effectively tackling two points – (1) you are demonstrating interest in their company by asking about current issues and (2) you are demonstrating your skill set without revealing any sensitive information about your previous employer which also demonstrates maturity on your part (able to keep confidential information confidential).

 

The goals of the questions is to provide you an opportunity to demonstrate your skill set, but more importantly explain how your specific skill set can help them both short and long term – companies are very self-centered when it comes to considering what is best for them.  Your challenge in the interview process is to explain how you can help them.

 

Good luck.

 

-Sonny


I need some help, I just moved to London, and I am looking for a job but I found out that the interviews are very tough. I am from Mexico, I have worked for Citigroup in Madrid over the last three years.



GC,

I believe your are in a promising position as your past experience has boosted your credentials. Be confident and just clearly and logically say what you can. However, if there are an confidential informations that may be needed to share, my advice would be not to share and boldly say that you can not share that as it is confidential. Such stand would be a gesture  of the integrity tat you possess, which is so very demanded by the employers. All the best…

IJ



 

 

You should just tell them the situation (from the resume, they will know it’s Citibank anyway) and examples. As for skill set etc, just read up on your basic auditing text on the skills J

Regards

Leslie



 

 

I need some help, I just moved to London, and I am looking for a job but I found out that the interviews are very tough. I am from Mexico, I have worked for Citigroup in Madrid over the last three years.



GC,

GC

 
There is no harm in siting one or two cases (need not to take the name of company) where you have actually contributed in the Audit system of citigroup. Further you may go through some of the material related to audit formats n framework in Mexico.
 
Trust this will help you
 
regards
 
piyush
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