Interactive Brokers Mock Interview

To help you prepare for an Interactive Brokers job interview, here are 28 interview questions and answer examples.

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Our clients here at Interactive Brokers expect top-tier service and products and we will expect you to do just that in this role. Have you ever went the extra mile for a client when it wasn't expected? Why did you do so?

"A couple of years ago when I was working customer service in retail, a customer was looking for what happened to be a discontinued item of clothing for her sick mother. The easy route would have been to simply look it up, tell her it was discontinued and have her be on her way. What I did was take down the customers contact information and let her know that I could contact our person that handled archived products. If we could track it down, I would be in touch. With a simple phone call, my colleague was able to track the item down from the supplier and have it coordinated to ship directly. We put the customer in direct contact with the supplier and she was as happy as could be. Looking back on that situation, I felt that it was the right thing to do given the situation that the customer was in and knowing she was a loyal customer of ours."

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28 Interactive Brokers Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. Our clients here at Interactive Brokers expect top-tier service and products and we will expect you to do just that in this role. Have you ever went the extra mile for a client when it wasn't expected? Why did you do so?

  • 2. If you joined the team here at Interactive Brokers, how would you build relationships with those that you would be working closely with?

  • 3. Give an example of a time that you brought an innovation to an accounting practice for an organization. What was your motivation to do this?

  • 4. Our customers rely on our services outside of normal business hours. Are you able to work a flexible schedule if hired for this position?

  • 5. If you were asked to review a colleague's code that they had written, what key things would you look for?

  • 6. Are you familiar with KYC and how it impacts our business at Interactive Brokers?

  • 7. Have you ever had a time where you had to explain accounting processes or practices in layman's terms to someone? Why is the ability to do that important?

  • 8. To help us understand your need for initial training and orientation in this role with Interactive Brokers, can you tell me what financial software you have familiarity working on?

  • 9. The day-to-day life at Interactive Brokers can be hectic and stressful at times. If hired for this role, how would you keep yourself motivated when working with stressed colleagues and pushy clients?

  • 10. How do you believe your coworkers would describe you?

  • 11. If you were having an interaction with a client here at Interactive Brokers and you weren't able to answer their question or solve their problem on your own, how would you handle that situation?

  • 12. What programming languages would you consider yourself fluent in?

  • 13. Here at Interactive Brokers, we are expecting someone with strong leadership skills to take this role. How would you describe your management style?

  • 14. At Interactive Brokers, we pride ourselves on providing the best overall customer experience. Talk about your customer service experience and explain why it will help our clients here.

  • 15. As a Trader with Interactive Brokers, you will be trusted to take a very diverse approach with our clients. How would you explain the limitations of using solely a P/E Ratio approach to purchasing stock to a client?

  • 16. If hired to this role here at Interactive Brokers, what do you see as one initial hurdle you will have to overcome in your first weeks on the job?

  • 17. What do you feel are the primary features and benefits of the Java programming language?

  • 18. Which accounting platforms are you familiar working with?

  • 19. We pride ourselves on our interdepartmental teamwork here at Interactive Brokers. If hired for this role, what kind of team player could we expect you to be?

  • 20. How do you stay on top of new trends in the financial services industry?

  • 21. If you can, please provide your thoughts on the function of managed object context in developing iOS apps and software.

  • 22. At Interactive Brokers, we are always looking for bilingual skills from our staff to better suit and expand our client base. Do you speak any other languages fluently?

  • 23. If hired here at Interactive Brokers to develop iOS and Android software, when would you use a fragment rather than an activity?

  • 24. In this role as a Risk Analyst with Interactive Brokers, you will be expected to be the expert on changes in financial regulations that impact our business. How do you keep yourself up to speed on these changes currently?

  • 25. What SDLC models are you familiar in working with?

  • 26. One huge philosophy that we believe in at Interactive Brokers is professional development. How have you worked to develop yourself professionally throughout your career?

  • 27. What tools of the trade do you find most useful in your work as a Trader?

  • 28. Think back over your career up to today and tell me about the most difficult day on the job you encountered. What made the day difficult and how did you handle that situation?