Looking to make bank? Attend a finance recruitment event.
Looking to launch a career in the financial industry? Douglas College will be hosting a number of Canadian financial institutions that are looking to hire current students and alumni through a series of recruitment events.
The events will be held Oct. 1, 15, 22 and 29. For details, see here.
Bachelor of Business Administration – Financial Services student Indu Deivendran attended last year’s event, featuring representatives from TD Canada Trust. Within a few months, he was officially hired as a customer service representative.
We caught up with Indu to ask him about his experience.
Why drew you to the recruitment event?
I’ve always wanted to work at TD Bank, but never succeeded in getting a job. I received emails and saw postings on campus about the event, and felt like attending the recruitment fair would heighten my chances at landing a position and it sure did.
What did you take away from the event?
I learned what TD Bank was all about – including the culture, how they approach work and their customers, how involved they are with the community, and also how they really do care about their employees and the growth of their employees. This event also helped prepare me for a potential face-to-face interview, as the employees who were there asked us several interview questions to help us for the future.
How do you think it helped you land your position?
Following the event, I completed my online application with a Douglas College-specific link. I received an email from an HR representative with TD Bank asking me to complete an assessment online. I received a phone interview, and then after that an invite for a face-to-face interview within the branch. The initial event was on January 31, 2018 and I was officially hired on March 7, 2018.
My ultimate career goal is still undecided but I feel like the next position above mine – a financial service representative – will help me determine what aspect of banking I most enjoy and want to pursue as a long-term career. As of right now, my career goal is to be a wealth advisor or a risk manager. There’s a long pathway to get to the top, but I am keen on growing within TD Canada Trust and building and figuring out my interests.
What would you say to other students considering attending a recruitment event?
I would recommend other students attend these recruitment events as they really do help if you want a career in banking. If you have a rusty resumé, you aren’t sure what questions are going to be asked or how to answer interview questions, or what to expect in general, this event will answer all your questions and even help get you a job, which can be the beginning to your future career!
By Sarah Rossi, Marketing and Communications