Thomson Reuters: Business graduate programme

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Question

What do you think of Citibank news? (the interview was on the day when Citibank announced a huge write down and it's share price plunged).

Candidate's answer

I said it is horrible and unexpected to hear such news from such a well-regarded corporation but we did not go much into details because interviewer had other questions to ask. However, I thought it was important question to ask to examine whether candidate cares about the news and the market. The interview was in the morning and the news came early in the morning so it was only by chance that I came across that news on my way to Canary Wharf for the interview.

Question

Why do you want to work at Thomson Reuters and why you think we should hire you?

Candidate's answer

I said I have the right knowledge, a good education, am committed and excited about the industry. I added that I quit my last job because I was bored, whereas I don't believe I would be bored at Thomson Reuters because the job sounds so exciting. I said also that having lived in 4 countries in the past 4 years I have vast international experience and it was important because the programme is international and there are three international rotations so it's vital candidates are internationally diverse.

Question

What is the biggest trend to impact Thomson Reuters' business?

Candidate's answer

I said the most important trend will be the merger of Reuters with Thomson Financial in many different ways, but since I felt it was probably too common of an answer among other candidates I decided to add that increasing trend for electronic trading of commoditised products will have a big impact on Reuters business and it is it is important the firm adapts to the current developments in this area to be prepared for the competition on the market.

These questions were provided to us by a candidate claiming to have interviewed at the institution named above. We cannot guarantee that these were the actual questions asked.

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