Host said: Do you work at Bank of the West? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?
Any advice for someone trying to get in?
The best advice I can give, being a new recruit to Bank of the West (6 months next week) that good customer service skills are KEY. Also, having a great attitude is important. I know for a fact from listening to management conference calls that they are looking not so much for experience (this is my first job with a bank) but for GREAT ATTITUDE and TRUE DESIRE to pursue banking as a career.
Banking is hard at all levels and all areas. Be prepared to have a million and one things thrown at you from the get go, and you'll learn infinitely more than that every single day. There's tons to know and have a firm hold on to protect the customer, the bank, and of course, yourself.
Be prepared to smile, learn a lot and be a great asset to the bank.
Start at their website (there's an employment link at the top, that's how I got my job) and good luck to you!