Do your research
Get to know us! Accepting a job is like making a purchase decision. You'd never buy a car without proper research; follow the same process when making a career change. Review UMB's values and learn what drives our business. Look through our blog to get an idea of our long- and short-term goals, issues we care about and what makes us proud of our associates. Show off your background knowledge during your interview.
Our dress codes vary by line of business and department. It's better to err on the side of professionalism. You can't go wrong with a suit/business attire for your interview, even if the everyday environment is more casual.
Think about past experiences where you've been particularly successful. Tell us about experiences that taught you lessons you still use today. Be prepared to provide examples of how you work individually and in teams. No one at UMB is trying to throw you for a loop! We want to ask you questions that help you put your best foot forward.
Know your audience
Ask your recruiter to provide you with the names of the people you'll be meeting with on the interview day. Browse UMB's LinkedIn for company news related to our business or the line of business in which you're interviewing. You'll impress your interviewer by sharing your knowledge.
Understand our culture
Overwhelmingly, our associates claim "the people" are the best part of working at UMB, which includes coworkers, leadership and customers. We're proud of this. We seek to maintain an environment where all our associates feel valued and heard, knowing they've found a second home at UMB. With that in mind, we share aspects of our culture frequently on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
Ask about the interview format
There are a variety of interview formats for employers to utilize. Some choose to focus on analyzing past behaviors, thought processes, competencies, technical knowledge, etc. UMB implements a combination of these techniques in the interview process to give candidates every opportunity to share their qualifications. Your recruiter can let you in on what to expect in the interview, just ask!
Be on time
Being "on time" usually means being about 10 minutes early. You don't want to be so early that you take your interviewer off-guard, but don't be late!
Know your route
This site can help! Make sure you're clear on exactly where to park, how to get in the building and where to go once you arrive. This will not only help you avoid being late, but will help keep your nerves at ease.
Go beyond the job
The purpose of the onsite interview is to help us get to know you. If we were only interested in your job experience, we would simply review your resume. We want to know why you're interested in the role, what led you here and what motivates you. Just as we want to give you a true preview of what to expect at UMB, we hope to gain the same insight from you.
In the days following your interview, be sure to reach out to the people you met with to thank them for meeting with you. This would be a good opportunity to mention specific topics you enjoyed discussing, along with any tidbits you learned that reiterated your interest in UMB. If you don't have each person's contact information, ask your recruiter to forward your note.