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Top 30 Apollo Global Management Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
At Apollo Global Management we offer many different financial services. Which aspect of financial services are you best versed in?
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Question 2 of 30
At Apollo Global Management we put a lot of value in the continued training of our employees. If you could expand your knowledge in any financial service area, which would you choose?
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"I really appreciate that Apollo Global Management puts so much emphasis on the education of your employees. If I could choose to further my education in any area of financial services, I would choose to learn more about hedge funds."
"I take professional development very seriously and have attended a variety of courses this year including Financial Markets and Products, and Personal Financial Planning II. If I could take another, I would definitely choose to learn more about Personal Financial Planning but taking the Level III course."
The interviewer would like to know that you would be willing to commit more time to expanding your financial services knowledge. If you were given the opportunity to expand your industry related training, which area would you choose?
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Question 3 of 30
Talk to me about your post-secondary education and how you feel it will help you in a career with Apollo Global Management.
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"I have a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting with a focus on Financial Law. I feel that the Financial Law aspect will help me immensely in my career with Apollo Global Management because it is a strong major that helped me to understand the effects of all actions in business. It's caused me to strengthen my analytical mind and problem solving capabilities."
"My education has been primarily on-the-job training and additional coursework on mutual funds, and RESP's. You will see a full list of my certificates on my resume. In addition to these credentials, I have enrolled in a Financial Planners workshop this fall."
Take a few minutes to walk the interviewer through your post-secondary education. Which aspects of your education do you look forward to applying to your future career with Apollo Global Management?
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Question 4 of 30
When it comes to financial services, which focus do you find the most rewarding?
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"I find many areas of financial services to be intriguing. After researching your company further, I see that you focus on Capital Market Services and Brokerage Services. I really enjoy working in both areas but primarily Capital Market Services and restructuring debt."
"One of the primary reasons behind my application to your company was that you offer Commercial Services. This is an area or strength for me that I look forward to evolving even further."
There are so many areas of focus when it comes to financial services. Talk to the interviewer about the areas of finance that you enjoy working on the most. Be sure to acknowledge some areas of focus within Apollo Global Management when you answer this question.
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Question 5 of 30
How do you stay on top of new trends in the financial services industry?
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"I stay on top of financial service trends through a variety of blogs, news sites and financial magazines. My favorite finance news site at the moment is businessinsider.com."
"I believe that it is crucial for me to stay on top of news in the financial services industry if I hope to be a success. I have joined multiple meet up groups to network with industry peers. It has really helped my network and given me insight into how other financial service professionals are making their careers flourish."
The interviewer would like to know that your passion for financial services goes beyond your work hours. Do you keep on top of industry news and trends on your off time? Assure the interviewer that you are well immersed in the industry.
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Question 6 of 30
As a professional in the financial services industry, you must have great integrity. Do you consider yourself an honest and trustworthy person?
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Question 7 of 30
Due to the sensitivity of our business, in order to work for Apollo Global Management, you must be able to pass a criminal background check. Are you willing to comply?
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Question 8 of 30
At Apollo Global Management we put great pride in our customer service. How do you ensure that your clients are well taken care of?
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Question 9 of 30
Every employee with Apollo Global Management is expected to be sales-minded and target driven. Walk me through your experience in sales based roles.
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Question 10 of 30
Tell me about the largest financial portfolio you have been responsible for.
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Question 11 of 30
Do you have experience in cold calling? If so, tell me about your targets and results.
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Question 12 of 30
Aside from your post-secondary degree, what other financial services related training and certifications do you possess?
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Question 13 of 30
Would you consider expanding your education to include an MBA? Why or why not?
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Question 14 of 30
What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have?
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Question 15 of 30
How do you believe your coworkers would describe you?
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Question 16 of 30
How long will it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our team at Apollo Global Management?
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Question 17 of 30
How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
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Question 18 of 30
Describe to me a time when you made an error in your current or former position, and the impact your mistake made? How did you correct the error, what did you learn from it?
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Question 19 of 30
How do you feel about performance incentives?
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Question 20 of 30
Tell me about a time where you had to analyze information in order to make a recommendation.
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Question 21 of 30
If you could alter your career path, in any way, what would you change?
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Question 22 of 30
Apollo Global Management seeks out natural and confident leaders. What leadership qualities do you possess?
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Question 23 of 30
How can Apollo Global Management motivate you on the job?
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Question 24 of 30
Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?
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Question 25 of 30
List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role.
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Question 26 of 30
Honesty is of utmost importance to us at Apollo Global Management. Have you ever taken the fall for a situation, where it was really not your fault, in order to protect a coworker?
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Question 27 of 30
Accuracy is important to us at Apollo Global Management. Do you always double check or proofread your work?
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Question 28 of 30
Apollo Global Management is looking for employees who are dedicated to their clients. How often do you take work home with you?
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Question 29 of 30
When have you shown a willingness to learn a new method or new approach to solving a problem?
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Question 30 of 30
There will be great days at Apollo Global Management and some days that are tougher to get through. When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?
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About Apollo Global Management

Apollo Global Management, LLC is an American private equity firm, founded in 1990 by former Drexel Burnham Lambert banker Leon Black. The firm specializes in leveraged buyout transactions and purchases of distressed securities involving corporate restructuring, special situations, and industry consolidations. Apollo is headquartered in New York City, and also has offices in Purchase, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, London, Frankfurt, Luxemburg, Singapore, Hong Kong and Mumbai.

As of June 2014, Apollo managed over US$159 billion of investor commitments across its private equity, credit and real estate funds and other investment vehicles making it one of the largest alternative investment management firms globally. Among the most notable companies currently owned by Apollo are Claire's, Great Wolf Resorts, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Realogy (Coldwell Banker and Century 21 Real Estate), CKE (Hardee's and Carl's Jr. Restaurants. Ltd), CORE Media Group (American Idol).

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