How to land a job at de Banke Group
We want you to be successful. We look for people, not CVs. We are more impressed by character, personality, drive and honesty, than we are by qualifications, or even experience.
So if that's you, here are our tips to get you noticed.
Read the job advert carefully
Digest every detail, especially any requests for information, and make this information easy to spot, so we know you've taken the time to respond.
Show us we're different
Set yourself apart by showing that the job at de Banke Group is of special interest to you. Do a bit of research and tell us why we're the organisation for you.
It can be tempting! But there's nothing that will get your application rejected quicker than a porkie pie! And we're really good at spotting them. We know you're not perfect, and neither are we. That's OK.
Drop the cliché
Don't be a clone. Just talk to us. Re-read your CV, and if it has any wording in it you wouldn't use with your friends, drop it and put something more human in there instead. You may be a "passionate, highly-motivated team-player, who is capable of working alone in a goal orientated environment", but we don't want to hear about that on your CV along with everyone elses. We're people, so just tell us what you love, what you're good at, what you want to be better at, what you're trying to achieve and tell us in plain language. Let us read a bit of your personality.
Preparing for the interview
We receive a lot of CVs, and you've been chosen. It's worth spending some time researching the company you're interviewing for, whether that be de Banke Group, or one of our subsidiary companies. You don't have to know everything, but we're always impressed if you've learnt a few key things.
Double check all the details. What time, who you're meeting, and what their position is. Parking outside our offices is easy, but we can be hard to find, so leave yourself some time. Walk into the office bang on time, rather than early or late.
At the interview
We're on your side. We work hard to find great people with the right attitude. We're not like most other organisations. We want to meet you, and we're as eager to find you as you are to find us. The stuff that impresses us you can't fake, so just relax, and have fun.
We don't mind if you're not the whole package yet. If you need training, we'll work with you. The most important thing is that you're honest, decent, hard working, passionate and that you care about doing a great job with a team of amazing like-minded people. The fastest way to get us to reject you is to tell us a fib! Honesty and integrity are at the very core of everything we do.
Leave the jargon and rehearsed snippets in the car park. Corporate drones need not apply.