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1 Interview Skills Workshop
Arthur Rahn Noreen Iqbal

2 Today Introduction Preparing for Interviews. What to expect...
Types of Interviews Types of interview questions Hints and Tips / Common mistakes Interview Questions Exercise Q&A session

3 Real People Real Skills Real Results

4 Hymans Robertson – Who we are
Independent Partnership Established in 1921 47 partners 500 employees £47.2 million fee income Birmingham, London, Glasgow and Edinburgh A member of Abelica Global

5 Services to clients Trustee Services Corporate Consulting
Financial & Risk Management Governance & Plan Management Pension Administration Communications & Engagement Benefits Strategy & Design Corporate Consulting Financial & Risk Management Corporate Transactions Governance & Plan Management Communications & Engagement Benefits Strategy and Design Public Sector Actuarial Consulting Benefits Consulting Investment Consulting

6 Scheme Design & Management
What we do Actuarial Third Party Admin Scheme Design & Management Valuations Funding Strategy Accounting support Mergers and acquisitions Individual member projections Scheme Administration Record keeping Benefit statement Pension fund accounts Payroll Strategic advice Risk management/broking Trustee training Scheme secretarial services Benefit design Investments Club VITA Corporate Strategy Modelling Manager selection Performance monitoring Helps UK pension schemes manage longevity risk Richest source of longevity knowledge Analytics tailored for each scheme member Service is independent from actuarial advice Management of pension liabilities Funding negotiations Implementation of strategic decisions Corporate transactions Talk through each Practice Actuarial – more shortly TPA- scheme administration (60 staff) SD&M (25 staff) Investments (41)

7 Why are we different? Market position
UK’s leading independent experts in investments & benefits 1 of the largest employers of actuaries excluding life companies A recognition of our staff as our key asset Market leader in public sector £85 billion of assets under management 1 of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in financial services carried out by an independent researcher

8 Not all actuarial consultants are the same
Are you an original thinker? Shabna Begum Birmingham office Actuarial trainee Not all actuarial consultants are the same Are you a good communicator? Do you have a solid footing in mathematics?

9 Our Core Competencies Communication, Influencing and Consultancy skills Personal Effectiveness/Motivation Planning and Organisational Ability Adaptability & Flexibility Job & Career Motivation Technical Skills & Commercial Awareness

10 A typical interview process. What to expect...
What would you do if you had in interview tomorrow morning? Discuss. Review job specification, application form and CV Examples to match up to possible competency questions Research the company (history, awards, locations) Location, route and time planning (including contact numbers) Appearance – Dress code / General hygiene First impressions Think about relevant questions to ask Exercise 2. Discussion and Brainstorming

11 Types of Interviews Telephone Interviews Face to face interviews
Panel Interviews Assessments

12 Types of interview questions
Competency / Behavioural questions Technical questions Strengths / Weaknesses based questions Chronological questions Exercise 3. Line Matching

13 Hints & Tips On the day Building Rapport Feedback – what next?
Exercise 4. Mock interviews

14 Questions?

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