Frequently asked questions.

As much as we would like to, we probably will not be able to answer every question we receive. However, we have compiled a list of many of the more commonly asked questions and answers. You will find additional questions and answers specific to a region within the regional sections.


Is diversity important to Bank of America Merrill Lynch?

At Bank of America, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is helping us to create not only a great place to work, but also an environment where our employees, our customers and our communities around the world can reach their goals and connect with each other.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. You can find more information about our commitment by clicking here.

Where can I read more on the financial success of Bank of America Merrill Lynch?

To understand more of where Bank of America Merrill Lynch has been and how the company is continuing to grow, visit the About Us page, select Investor Relations and click on the link for Annual Reports & Proxy Statements or Financial Information.


My computer froze up while I was attempting to apply and I'm unable to complete my application. What should I do?

This may be the result of too many programs running at the same time. We recommend you close all of your Internet web browser windows and any other applications you may have open and restart your computer.

What browser and operating system is needed to search for jobs and submit my resume?

For optimal performance when searching jobs and submitting your resume, use updated versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Compatible operating systems include most versions of Windows and Mac OS.

Application, Interview, Selection and Beyond

What are the general requirements for becoming an employee of Bank of America in addition to the job-related qualifications listed in the posting?

Depending on the country you are applying to, you may be required to:

  • Review and acknowledge Bank of America Merrill Lynch Terms & Conditions of Employment.
  • Participate in competency-based job interviews. The number of interviews may vary by role and line of business.
  • Successfully complete background checks screening, subject to applicable laws and regulations. As part of the background check process, you may be required to provide certain information such as employment references, criminal history information, etc.
  • Submit documentation as proof of work authorization for employment in the applicable country, if applicable.
  • Provide other information and/or documentation necessary to enable Bank of America Merrill Lynch to comply with applicable laws and regulations and company policy.

Will I be considered for other positions when applying for a specific position?

Yes, both your candidate profile and resume will be stored in our database and will be available to our Staffing partners to be considered for alternative job openings.

Does Bank of America Merrill Lynch have a policy on hiring relatives of current employees?

We do not have a policy concerning hiring family members, relatives or close friends of current employees. We review each situation on an individual basis.

Is career mobility an option at Bank of America?

Career mobility is an important part of our culture. After being successful in their current roles, we encourage employees to explore new opportunities outside their current group or region. We want to make sure that you can make the most of your talents when you work here. We provide an internal search tool, which allows our people to look for and apply for jobs – often before they’re posted externally. In addition, we offer wide-ranging training opportunities to help employees develop their skills.

Are there any minimum tenure requirements for making moves?

In order to give you maximum experience and to gain relevant expertise, we recommend that employees spend at least one year in a group before making a move.

Do you accept applications from disabled persons?

We welcome applications from people with disabilities and are fully committed to supporting individuals with disabilities through the recruitment process.

Do you accept applications from outside of the applicable country?

We appreciate that the strongest candidate may not always be authorized to work in the country where the role is based. As such, we will discuss options with you should work authorization become necessary.

Any suggestions for my CV/resume?

A recruiter's dream candidate CV/resume is one that reflects the key skills and qualifications as described in the job description. Read the job description and make sure you add the skills you possess that match the qualifications. It's that simple.

I hear keywords are important. Are they, and how should I add them?

Yes, keywords are important. Applicant tracking systems and our recruiters search by keyword. Make sure to list your skills using the terms in the job description.