"My career advisor stressed the importance of "being yourself" in the interview. Don’t try to guess what type of person the company likes. They want to see who you really are."

Xuhui , China

Yuxiang He

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Xuhui Gan

About me

Xuhui Gan is an IE alumni from Hangzhou, China, who graduated from the IE Master in Finance on July 2015. Xuhui’s high academic ability and rich overbroad experience contributed to her professional success. After she graduated from high school, she came to Spain alone and had her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance at Carlos III University of Madrid.
WHO

Xuhui Gan , 23, China

POSITION

Risk analyst, BBVA

Program studied

Master in Management

LEARN MORE ABOUT XUHUI' STORY

  • More about Xuhui

    “She was selected as the valedictorian at the graduation ceremony due to her academic excellence and became the first Chinese student ever to receive this honor in Spain. Moreover, at IE, she also excelled among the peers and joined Beta Gamma Sigma for her extraordinary academic performance.

    After graduation from IE, she decided to dedicate herself to financial risk management, which is a clear but challenging career direction. She finally got into BBVA’s financial risk department and started her professional journey that she has been longing for.”

  • PREVIOUS AND NEW JOB

    “My previous job was in Asset & Liability Management consulting. The project that I was assigned was not challenging enough for me, and I wanted a position where I could learn something new, and a place where I could have career development of better quality. That’s why I decided to quit and apply for risk management at BBVA.

    I started as Risk Analyst on September 2016, based in Madrid. Risk management at BBVA is of paramount importance. As a risk analyst, with a focus on market risk, I review periodically valuation of market instruments to assure proper measurement of our risk exposures.”

  • HOW DOES THIS JOB FIT IN YOUR CAREER STRATEGY?

    “My career strategy has always been focused on risk management, though my geographic and company preferences are wider. It is very important for job seekers to have it clear where our interests lie and what companies we like, always with an open attitude to new opportunities that arise. This helps us to keep being motivated along the tough road of job search.”

  • HOW DID YOU APPLY FOR THE JOB?

    “I first learned about this opportunity on LinkedIn, then I went to the career website of BBVA to check more detailed requirements. I applied to the job on their career website. As a suggestion, I highly recommend you to follow the career websites of the companies and apply to any opportunity that fits your interests. Do not think about how much probability you have for being selected. Go stage by stage of selection processes. Just keep going and you’ll succeed at some point.”

  • HOW DID TALENT&CAREERS HELP YOU?

    “My Career Advisor Irina Zilbergleyt gave me some advice, among which I would stress the importance of “being yourself” in the interview. Don’t try to guess what type of person the company likes. They want to see who you really are.”

TIPS FROM XUHUI TO APPLY FOR BBVA

Turn your radar on!

“Keep a close eye on the career website of BBVA and be open to new opportunities that you haven’t envisioned.”

Learn the language of the country where you are applying

“You’d better speak fluent Spanish for job hunting in Spain, as many companies still carry out their recruiting processes in Spanish.”

XUHUI'S RECRUITING PROCESS

The recruiting process is quite common, online tests, English test, HR interview, interview with the department. Nothing quite specific.

ABOUT BBVA

BBVA has a solid leadership position in transforming the banking sector with a high international presence in Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia. We operate in 35 countries and we employ more than 138,000 people all over the world.

BBVA offers jobs worldwide. Visit https://careers.bbva.com/