Let's prepare to apply

Are you planning to join one of our teams across our global networks? If so, then we have a few tips to help you confidently prepare for the BNP Paribas recruitment process.

So you're ready to apply. But how can you maximise your chances of success?

Regardless of your individual profile, it’s important to be well prepared for your interview and maximise your chances of success.

So how does our recruitment process work?

The number of steps may vary, depending on the job concerned, but we always conduct at least two interviews. Some roles may involve more interviews and/or tests. But don't panic, it's just to make sure we understand each other perfectly. The whole process should be wrapped up in about a month, depending on the role you are applying for.

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What makes a good CV?

A good CV is one that immediately makes clear your level of experience and skills as they relate to the job you’re applying for. 

Although it’s important to highlight your hard skills, don’t forget to tell us about your soft skills as well, because we see those as equally important. For example: are you adaptable or a team player?

Lastly, it’s always best to include visibly the job title on your CV to indicate the job you’re applying for.

ANOTHER GOOD TIP

Update your professionnal online presence with assignments or projects you’ve completed and skills you’ve gained. Don't hesitate to ask former colleagues for recommendations, because these endorsements can be very persuasive with recruitment teams.

advise to prepare your application at bnp paribas

your interview has been scheduled, But what's the best way to prepare?

If you feel well prepared for your interview, you’ll arrive feeling more confident and be able to give honest and factual answers to the questions you’re asked, which are designed to help us understand who you are and what are your motivations for applying.



  • Practice by talking about real-life situations to illustrate your abilities in every skill listed in the job description. Be specific: describe a problem you’ve tackled or a project you’ve been involved in, explaining the level of your contribution or responsibility and the results achieved. And don't forget to find out more about our Group by browsing our website... It's always more positive to chat with people who already know something about us and what we do!

  • Remember that an interview is primarily a conversation! So, of course, you have to be able to tell us about your background concisely and enthusiastically. Show us why the job you’re applying for is the right job for you. Most importantly, you should always ask questions to show us how interested you are in the role and demonstrate your professionalism. This will also help you make your choice. There are no taboos when it comes to questions so please be upfront and ask what you would like to know.. It’s important to be clear to avoid potential frustrations later.

  • Is the interview over? Not quite! An email to confirm your enthusiasm for the role can make the difference when it comes to choosing between applicants.

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