Prepare for an interview

Find out what to expect so you can set yourself up for success

The interview stage of the application process is a time for us to meet the “you” beyond words on a page. We will be talking with you face-to-face (live or virtually) or over the phone so we can get to know you, and you can get to know us. After all, interviews are a two-way street—you need to make sure JPMorgan Chase is a good match for you, and we want to find out if you're a good fit for us.

Interview format
Soon after the application deadline, we will contact successful applicants to schedule an interview. Processes vary by program, and may include anywhere from one to three rounds of interviews, conducted by varying levels of business representatives and recruiters.

Research and rehearse
Stay up-to-date on the news, both general and firm-specific, so you can speak from a place of knowledge and confidence. Set up a mock interview with friends or family so you can practice your responses. For virtual interviews, test technology prior to your interview to avoid any last-minute technical difficulties.

Interview etiquette
No matter the format, be on time, dress appropriately, and conduct yourself in a professional manner. When in doubt about appropriate attire, ask your school's career services department for input.

For virtual interviews, make sure your settings and background reflect how you want the interviewer to see you. Take the virtual or phone interview from a quiet, uninterrupted area. Make direct eye contact with your interviewer and avoid reading from notes whenever possible.

Most importantly, relax and be yourself. We know the interview process can be nerve-racking, but we honestly want to get to know the real you.

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