Welcome to CIBC Mellon Careers
Job Applicant FAQs and Interview Tips
How to apply for career opportunities at CIBC Mellon
What is the best way to express interest in a position at CIBC Mellon?
Applying online is the fastest and most efficient way to express interest in an opportunity at CIBC Mellon. Conduct a job search to find out more about our current openings.
Why should I take the time to register and create a profile?
By registering and creating your personal candidate profile, you can choose to receive alerts when new jobs are being posted. When you register with CIBC Mellon, you can post your resume electronically, update your personal job profile, maintain your contact information, identify job preferences, and keep track of jobs you’ve applied for.
How often are job postings updated?
CIBC Mellon job postings are updated on a weekly basis.
How do I search for a job?
There are several ways to go about a job search on our job listings page. You can search by keyword and you can use any combination of the pull-down filters.
After I have submitted a resume and applied to a position, when will I hear back from CIBC Mellon?
If you have the qualities and experience that we are looking for in a candidate, a recruiter will contact you to schedule a preliminary phone interview. If your response to one or more qualifying questions indicates that you do not have the minimum qualifications, you will not be contacted.
What if I forgot my username and password?
If you forgot your password, please click "Forgot your password?" My profile section and the information will be sent to the e-mail address associated with your profile. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the reset of a user name or password, contact Njoyn Technical Support at 1 877-427-7717 or use the link at left.
A multi-stage process
As part of our commitment to hire talented employees who can help make a meaningful difference for our clients and our company, candidates should look forward to demonstrating their strengths across several conversations, typically including a phone screening, initial interview with our recruiters and one or more meetings with the hiring manager(s).
Preparing and Presenting
- Prior to your interview, please take time to review our website and learn more about CIBC Mellon. Be sure to explore our careers page and carefully review the job description of the position for which you are interviewing.
- Be sure to plan enough time for your commute to our office so you can arrive on time.
- Dress in professional business attire – you want to put your best foot forward.
- Bring a copy of your resume and be prepared to answer questions about your past experiences, successes and challenges.
- When you are asked a situational question, answer the question in three steps: Describe the situation that you were in, describe the actions that you took, and the end result.
Getting to Know You
Candidates for our junior roles can expect both behavioral questions and technical questions. We want to know about you, how you work, and how you interact in a team. We also want to explore your education and technical capabilities to better understand how you might be able to contribute to the role and to our company. Below are a few examples:
- Why did you choose to apply to CIBC Mellon?
- Give me an example of an important goal that you set for yourself and describe your progress in reaching that goal?
- How do you calculate a NAV?
- What are corporate actions?
- How would you solve X challenge using Microsoft Excel?
More experienced candidates can expect questions focused on their leadership skills, innovative thinking and their ability to deliver for clients. Below are a few examples:
- What are a few of your most innovative accomplishments?
- How have you demonstrated an awareness of risk in past decision making?
- What are some initiatives that you’ve implemented?
- Describe a challenge or conflict you have overcome, and the strategies you used to do so.
- How can you lead others to achieve a vision?