You are getting ready for your interview with Wells Fargo, the company that became famous back in the Old West for carrying passengers and products across the United States. Back in the 1800’s, their mission was to take care of their customers’ needs, and that has not changed. Now, you have the opportunity to join one of the most prestigious companies in the world. But what should you do to prepare?

You and every other hopeful candidate for the job is out there getting ready. But, have you done everything you needed to do to prepare for this interview? Will you be able to explain what Wells Fargo is and why you want to work there? Do you know what the job responsibilities are for the position you are interviewing for? What will you say when you are asked why you are the best person for the job? Keep reading for some tips and advice for how to prepare for a successful Wells Fargo interview.

What Is Wells Fargo and Why Do You Want to Work There?

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Wells Fargo is a community-based financial services company that was founded in San Francisco in 1852 by Henry Wells and William Fargo. Wells Fargo has offices in 38 countries with about 265,000 employees to serve customers in the global economy, internet, and mobile banking services. They provide investment products, mortgage services, consumer and commercial financing to one in three households in the United States. Their vision is taking care of their customers’ financial needs and helping them succeed.

Wells Fargo offers professional development opportunities to every employee. This includes tuition reimbursement for career-related education, including online resources. Employees are encouraged to try new roles and responsibilities within the company with the opportunity for advancement. They also have a generous benefits package for it employees, including a scholarship program for dependent children.

How Should You Prepare for Your Interview?

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You have made it through the phone interview and now it is time for the face-to-face interview. But, you are worrying about how you can make yourself stand out from the competition at your Wells Fargo interview. There are several steps you can take that can help you prepare. One of which is research.

Research

Dress Appropriately

Act Professionally

Arriving at Your Wells Fargo Interview

Wells Fargo Interview Questions and Potential Answers

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When you are in your interview, be careful not to be too general in your answers. You want to provide specific feedback to the questions being asked, especially when it comes to the situational questions. The following are some questions that you may be asked at your interview, along with some potential answers.

What Do You Know about Wells Fargo?

Why Do You Want to Work for Wells Fargo?

Tell Me Why I Should Hire You?

What Is Your Greatest Strength?

Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

What Do You Enjoy Doing in Your Free Time?

Situational/Behavioral Wells Fargo Interview Questions

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These interview questions give the prospective employer the opportunity to assess the applicant’s critical thinking skills, listening skills, and interests. There are some general guidelines to follow when answering these interview questions:

The Right Answer

Avoid these Pitfalls

What Not to Say

Remain Active

Examples of Situational/Behavioral Questions

Questions You Might Ask the Interviewer

The interview is coming to a close and you are feeling pretty confident in the way you have handled yourself. Then, the interviewer says, “Do you have any questions for me?” Whatever you do, do not say “no”. Ask questions that show interest in the company and your chances of growing with it. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Do you provide training for career development?
  • Will I be cross-trained in other departments?
  • What do you like best about working here?
  • Are there opportunities for advancements?

Conclusion

We have given you lots of tips and advice to help you stand out from the crowd. The rest is up to you. Remember, get a good night’s sleep so you are well-rested for your Wells Fargo interview. If you have done your research, practiced answering these sample questions, and have taken the time to think about where you hope your career path is going to take you in the next few years, you should do well. Good luck!