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BFSI moving to a Cloud-first paradigm

Cloud migration is an integral part of the digital transformation journey of banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) firms. Many BFSI firms are adopting cloud-first strategies to realize the benefits of business excellence, innovation, speed-to-market, and operational and infrastructure savings. BFSI organizations tend to initiate the cloud migration journey by adopting infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) models and evolve to embracing platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) models as cloud solutions and products mature. Successful migration will, however, depend on choosing the right cloud deployment models as well as cloud service models. BFSI firms must consider some crucial factors while choosing the cloud migration model:

  • Business value and technology
  • Functional uniqueness and product maturity
  • Privacy, security, and regulatory requirements
  • Costs, scalability, and performance

Aparna Jiddu
Platform Architect, Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance, TCS

Sripada Sarma
Solution Architect, Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance, TCS

Insurance and Financial Services Sales Job Interview Questions

Question from Sam: Hello, I have managed to get an interview for an insurance and financial services sales position, and now I want your help! New York Life, Prudential and Metlife want to interview me, but I don’t have financial experience. Can you please tell what kind of questions will be asked?

Answer: Here is a list of basic questions they will are very likely to ask you:

• Have you ever been in sales before? If so, what was your closing ratio?
• What do you know about our company/products/industry?
• What is the most difficult problem you have ever solved?
• Explain a time when you have worked effectively under pressure.
• Explain something that you have attempted and failed. What did you do next?
• How do you feel that your personal or academic background fits with the position that you are seeking?
• What do you believe will be the biggest challenges of this position?

The demand-supply situation for job is highly favorable towards the employers, i.e., htere are more candidates than jobs. Try to share examples from your past work, and if possible, ask the intervieweers to call your previous managers, or references on the phone. Positive references help a lot in all kinds of job interviews, from entry level jobs to the senior  executives, and company board positions.

All the best!