Huge congratulations to Roopal on securing her a role with Willis Towers Watson. Here she gives us some insight into how she found the applcation proccess and even gives future applicants some useful tips.
Why did you choose this firm and this role?
I had heard of WTW previously during my placement year at Prudential Plc. and had the opportunity to learn about them as a company and what they do. During my job hunt I saw an opening at WTW and realised that the place was perfect for me. I always wanted to be an actuary and hence the role.
What was the toughest part of the application process? And your favourite part?
Saying no to the first assessment centre invite. It was during the snow and the trains were completely messed up. I was invited last minute with only a days’ notice. So I decided that I would ask to be reinvested at a later date as I knew I would be unorganised and not in the right mind if I got there late and would mess up my one opportunity of getting my dream job. I am glad I did that though, if not I would have never been transferred to pensions and realised how much I enjoyed learning about that line in actuarial science.
Were you surprised by anything in the process?
Nothing. Standard questions. Very friendly interviewers.
What three top tips would you give your fellow Bright Network members?
Keep persevering. Everyone struggles a bit, but if you keep going at it, success will eventually find you. Don't be disheartened by a rejection, you probably would not have enjoyed working there in the first place. They made it easy for you to see that. Always ask for help when you need it. There are loads of people in the same boat as you or have been and they know what you may be going through. And finally be as resourceful as you can.
What was the toughest question you faced at interview?
What would you do if you were faced with a client who challenged your ethics and asked you to help him do something completely legal but unethical?