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Interviews for Top Jobs at Barclays

Vice President Interview


I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Barclays (Hong Kong) in Jul 2020


I applied online, then got contacted by HR by email regarding my minimum salary requirements. HR then set up 1st round phone interview with the hiring manager. 2nd round interview was by WebEx with the hiring manager, their manager and two other team members. The hiring manager gave me a case to assess my credit skills. I was told that I will be contacted in a week. I have not heard back for 2.5 weeks, contacted the hiring manager, then HR and received a rejection email from HR. The email had details of the HR rep with suggestion to contact this person for more detailed feedback. I contacted the HR person and the hiring manager for feedback, have not heard back from either one, which is very unprofessional. Why offer to contact for feedback if you have not intention of providing it?

Interview Questions

  • I was given a test case to assess my credit skills.

Vice President Interview


I interviewed at Barclays (Pune)


Interviews were seamless, everything else in the hiring process was arduous. Did not feel challenged by the interview questions, felt I was being recruited. Did not realize at the time that my interviewers were trying to sell me.

Interview Questions

  • Are you detailed oriented and can you work independently?

How candidates received their first interview at Barclays

  • Referral through Huxley Temp Agency.

    Shared on January 22, 2019 – Relationship Manager – Henderson, NV
  • Referral from former JPMorgan colleague

    Shared on October 19, 2018 – Emerging Markets Credit Trading – New York, NY
  • Through a friend

    Shared on July 31, 2018 – Vice President of Risk Analytics – Charlotte, NC

What candidates say about the interview process at Barclays

  • It’s a video interview very easy friendly interviewer.

    Shared on April 13, 2022
  • Interview was great actually. They knew the subject matter and acknowledged my experience.

    Shared on February 13, 2020 – NOCBATCH ANALYST, CONTRACTOR BEACON HILL – Wilmington, De
  • Quick and easy

    Shared on March 27, 2018 – Concession Cashier – Brooklyn, NY

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Barclays

  • Barclays is for someone who has 5-6 years experience under the belt, hungry to learn, learn the fast paced life. You have to go 2 or 3 rounds of interviews. Initially Phone followed by Personal.


    Shared on November 28, 2018 – Senior Oracle Development, Performance DBA – Jersey City, NJ
  • Show initiative. Be a self-starter.

    Shared on July 30, 2018 – Administrative Assistant – New York, NY
  • Just be yourself please. They are looking more at your character then your work history and your education.

    Shared on June 10, 2018 – Human Resources Administrative – Brooklyn, NY

What Is Barclays Looking for at Interview?

When you book your interview, you will be advised on the (up to) five competencies you are going to be assessed on – different jobs require different competencies.

The Barclays website holds competency guides for each level ,so its a good idea to read through and think about how you meet the criteria.

There are six key traits that Barclays looks for in its employees:

  • Teamwork
  • Resilience
  • Responsive Learning
  • Relationship Building
  • Numeracy Skills
  • Critical Analysis
  • You should also refer back to Barclays’ company values when preparing for the interview process. They are:

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Excellence
  • Stewardship
  • Please note these are practice interview questions and we are not affiliated with the company mentioned in this post.


    What questions will a VP ask in an interview?

    Now they want to know how well you will be able to do the job and will probably ask questions like this:
    • What is your work ethic?
    • How well do you work with others?
    • Are you a leader or follower?
    • Can you work under pressure?
    • Describe a difficult problem and how you dealt with it.

    How do I prepare for Barclays interview?

    Barclays Interview Tips
    1. Arrive 10 minutes early.
    2. Turn off your smartphone.
    3. Learn as much as you can about the company.
    4. Don’t speak too fast as you will sound nervous.
    5. Don’t speak too slow as you will sound boring.
    6. Make eye contact during the entire interview.

    How many rounds of interview are there in Barclays?

    Interview tips at Barclays

    You have to go 2 or 3 rounds of interviews. Initially Phone followed by Personal.

    How do I ace an interview with the Vice President?

    So here are six important things I always listen for during job interviews:
    1. Talk about transferable skills, experience. …
    2. Ask questions—lots of them. …
    3. List accomplishments, but don’t make it all about yourself. …
    4. Take ownership of your mistakes. …
    5. Personal agility. …
    6. Show that you work well with others.

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