How to ace your interview with Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters has offices in over 100 countries around the world. Each office has a slightly different culture and character. Interview processes vary by office, too, and every hiring manager has a different approach to finding the best fit for their team. As such, there is no perfect formula for preparing for your interview with Thomson Reuters. You can give yourself your best chance, however, by learning about the shared values and mission that bind all Thomson Reuters employees together.
1) Explore our career site
Our career site is the best place to begin learning about Thomson Reuters. Here you will find basic information about the work we do, our locations, our teams, and more. We’re proud of the positive impact our products and services have on the world, so make sure to take a look at our ‘work that matters’ section.
2) Learn about our culture
Beyond just considering your professional qualifications, a recruiter will try to determine whether you fit into the culture of Thomson Reuters. Oftentimes, being a good culture fit is just as important for an employee’s long-term success as their skills. The best way to evaluate your culture fit yourself is to explore our social media channels, where we showcase content that lets you get to know the people working at Thomson Reuters. Explore our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Learn more about what it’s like working at TR by visiting our Muse profile, Glassdoor profile, and by watching our ‘Living our Values’ video.
3) Download 'Our Story' App
The 'Our Story' app is your crash course on Thomson Reuters. It includes easy-to-consume videos, graphics and important facts about the company’s history, current position, and vision for the future. Download the 'Our Story' app.
4) Read our blog
Our careers blog is full of employee perspectives and content designed to give you a look inside our culture. You will find useful information about how we apply our values, reasons why employees feel motivated by their work at Thomson Reuters, and much more. You will also find articles like “What does Thomson Reuters do?” which breaks down our business units into digestible segments. No matter the position for which you are interviewing, it’s important to know about Thomson Reuters products and the industries in which we are a player. Our blog article, “Who are Thomson Reuters customers?” provides helpful insights into the clients we serve and our position in the marketplace.
5) Use social media to learn about your interviewers
Social media is an under-utilized resource in the interview process. You should be as informed as possible about the people with whom you are interviewing. Take a look at your interviewers’ LinkedIn profiles. Many Thomson Reuters employees’ LinkedIn profiles include real examples of projects that they have worked on. Reading through these will give you a better idea of the type of work you will be doing in the role for which you are interviewing. LinkedIn is also a great place to learn about your interviewers’ career paths. Understanding these career paths will help you gain a sense of our own career trajectory with our company and will give you a sense of the typical background for the role, which will help strengthen your narrative and allow you to ask more pointed questions.
6) Ask great questions
Even though you are the one being interviewed, you are going to have a chance to ask some questions. These questions are not just a formality, and you should make sure that you have at least three or four prepared. They let a recruiter know how you think, where your priorities lie, and they give you a chance to evaluate your own fit at the company, regardless of whether you advance to the next round. Make your questions specific, insightful, and ensure that the answer is not something your interviewer has already explained—no one likes to repeat themselves.
7) Follow up!
Following up with your interviewers is a great way to stay top-of-mind. Writing a simple thank you email within 24 hours of your interview is a gesture that interviewers will appreciate, and it gives you another chance to reiterate your credentials and to ask any questions you may have forgotten to ask during the interview. Check out our “Post-interview checklist” blog for a full guide on what to do when you have finished interviewing for a role.
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