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Old Jan 22nd 2010, 8:17 pm   #31
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Hey guys, sorry to hijack this thread, but I am also really keen to speak to someone who works at ADIA. I want to know how to prepare for the psychometric assessment (I know they say that you can't, but I'd welcome any tips) and I also want to know about salary benchmarks.

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going to have to make a couple more posts first before you can pm....so why not go and introduce yourself at the intro thread
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Old Jan 22nd 2010, 9:24 pm   #32
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Ah just read the fine print about making a few posts before you can get a PM.

As for me - without divulging too much:

I'm currently working at another Abu Dhabi investment body (will leave it unnamed) and am looking at analyst/associate level roles with ADIA. Have been in Abu Dhabi for nearly two years, and prior to this I was in Asia.
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Old Feb 3rd 2010, 12:11 pm   #33
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anybody have any info/insights? I'm still searching - any help is appreciated.
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Just been re-reading this thread......... by my reckoning that's FOUR people who would either like to work at ADIA or actually have been offered something...

They must be recruiting heavily - presumably for the newly-formed "Dubai Bailout Department"...........
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Hey guys, sorry to hijack this thread, but I am also really keen to speak to someone who works at ADIA. I want to know how to prepare for the psychometric assessment (I know they say that you can't, but I'd welcome any tips) and I also want to know about salary benchmarks.

Please PM to discuss.
Maybe a bit late on this thread, but in terms of prepping for psychometric assessments, as they said, you can't really. There are likely to be at least two types of assessment, abiity tests and/or personality inventory. An ability test looks for innate ability, (you could liken this to IQ) and for that, to large extent, you either have it, or you haven't. It won't hurt to look online for the plethora of practice tests you can find via google, and doing some of these in real test conditions, (i.e time yourself, if it says you need to do it in less than 10 minutes, do it in less than 10 minutes). This will at least get yourself ready for the real thing.

Personality inventories could be used in one of two different ways. As a screening tool they may be looking for a specific profile, for example your tendency to follow/break rules, risk appetite etc. They will almost certainly debrief you on this although it may be used as a simple screen to see if you fit what they are looking for. The second way of using these tests is to use them as part of a competency based interview. They will be interested in the same factors, but will ask you specific questions and then cross check your responses with the results expected from the profile.

It is possible to fake to some extent, but if you try this, you have to be sure you are faking in the direction they want. You may be able to do this, and to answer the questions in the debrief appropriately, but if thats too far from your real own true preferences and tendencies, the evidence suggests that you are unlikely to be successful in the role.
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Bigson can you please tell me the name of your headhunter as i had one call me just two days ago about a job at ADIA and they said they would mail me details and call back and im afraid they have sent my email to the wrong address as my name can be tough to spell, im really keen on the job too so if you can help that would be great..

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Bigson can you please tell me the name of your headhunter as i had one call me just two days ago about a job at ADIA and they said they would mail me details and call back and im afraid they have sent my email to the wrong address as my name can be tough to spell, im really keen on the job too so if you can help that would be great..

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It's interesting that they are recruiting. I was under the impression that the tide had reversed. What role are they recruiting for?
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Emirates Millhouse , thanks for your reply it is in the Securities Pricing world don't really want to give too much away as a) I still haven't been called back ;-( and b) I am new to the forums and don't want to upset anyone that may work there or maybe having the same offers as me... please don't take this the wrong way... regards
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Please, how many months it takes from the interviews to the assessments to the day you start there?
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lots...

Decision making here is very slow indeed. I'm in the process of changing jobs... I will join in September - I first spoke with them in Feb. (although this isn't ADIA). Mubadala reckon that they can do the process in 2 weeks.
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Decision making here is very slow indeed. I'm in the process of changing jobs... I will join in September - I first spoke with them in Feb. (although this isn't ADIA). Mubadala reckon that they can do the process in 2 weeks.
be aware that mubadala have just let a lot of people go.
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It's ok... I told them that I wasn't interested in the interview. I haven't met such arrogant stuck up their own ass, full of own self importance people until I went there. Well, apart from in the investment banks in London and, of course, Lionheart.
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It's ok... I told them that I wasn't interested in the interview. I haven't met such arrogant stuck up their own ass, full of own self importance people until I went there. Well, apart from in the investment banks in London and, of course, Lionheart.
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It's ok... I told them that I wasn't interested in the interview. I haven't met such arrogant stuck up their own ass, full of own self importance people until I went there. Well, apart from in the investment banks in London and, of course, Lionheart.
Your description is spot on! (except for your comment about Lionheart)
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