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Old 01-02-2017, 06:24 PM
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To add to Westley's post . . .

The purpose of the "behavioral" questions isn't (necessarily) to help identify the best candidate, but to help weed out candidates that "look good on paper" but don't really have the (proverbial) goods to back up the claims on paper.

Having had the responsibility for hiring in a different context, my group of decision-makers were advised to develop (good) behavioral questions to help sort out the fluff of paper-claims from those who do have the goods to back up their resume/C.V. And I found that this advice was very solid. (FTR, we've made our hiring decision and now we'll see how well it plays out in the next 6-9 months.)


With that said, there are really terrible "behavior" and "personality" questions out there. "What kind of soup are you?" is a poor question in any context of professional work unless it's for Campbell's or the Progresso division of General Mills.

But the existence (and high prevalence) of terrible "behavior/personality" questions doesn't negate that such questions are asked . . . and some of those questions are, in fact, good ones for the employer.
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Hi guys!

So I have a second interview with a speciality P&C insurance company in NYC for an EL position in the Actuarial Development Program, and Im really not sure what to expect. Im sure there is something about this type of thing on Actuarial outpost but there is so much to wade through to find what I want to know. Any advice on what to expect in 2nd interviews? The first one was all pretty much resume specific. They interviewed 6 people for the first round, so I'm assuming theres pretty much only 1 or 2 people other than me going in for a second round (this is for 1 available position). Please let me know what you think I can expect going into this because this is all new to me. Thank you!!!!!!!!
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Honestly, the short answer is: more of the same. Most companies don't do a lot of creative things with interviewing, and you can expect to be asked about your approach to passing exams or "Tell me about a time that you were working in a team and... " - don't be surprised if some people ask the EXACT same things that you were asked previously. Occasionally, there's a wild card like an Excel test or some other challenge, but that's not common.
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:55 AM
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"Second round" for EL generally equates to "same as first round, but with more, different people".

Most likely, part of your interview would involve people who may become direct coworkers.
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