How to Answer: As a wealth management professional, have you ever been asked to act unethically? If so, what did you do?
Advice and answer examples written specifically for an Ameriprise Financial job interview.
3. As a wealth management professional, have you ever been asked to act unethically? If so, what did you do?
How to Answer
It's no secret that unethical behavior in the finance industry is widespread. Every day of the week, we hear in the news of somebody new facing fines and jail time for financial crime.
Ameriprise Financial takes pride in their reputation and part of maintaining this reputation means ensuring those they hire are operating entirely above board. If you have ever been asked to act unethically, talk about the situation without speaking poorly of another finance professional, or past employer. If this situation has never happened to you, that's great! Take a minute to assure the interviewer that you will always act with the utmost integrity.
1st Answer Example
"In my career, I have been offered gifts from clients, and although this is not a direct crime, it never feels right to accept anything lavish from a client. I do everything that I can to keep my relationships strictly professional. You can rest assured that I would act with utmost honesty and integrity, representing Ameriprise Financial with pride every day."
2nd Answer Example
"I am newer to my career and have never encountered a situation that rode a grey line. I would never do anything to jeopardize my company, career, or professional reputation. Should a situation be serious, I would report it to my employer or governing board immediately."