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John Hancock Bond and Corporate Finance Group Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a John Hancock Bond and Corporate Finance Group job interview, here are 28 interview questions and answer examples.

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If hired for this role at John Hancock Bond and Corporate Finance Group, I want to be sure that I'm hiring a motivated individual. What motivates you in your daily work and your career?

In the financial services field, you should have strong personal motivation to succeed in your work and your interviewer is asking this question to see what it is that make you tick while on the job. While being open and honest in how you stay motivated on the job, make sure that your answer doesn't include collecting a paycheck every week or two. While money is certainly a motivator in this field, make sure that you use it in an appropriate context if you decide to talk about the financial piece of this business as being a motivator. In the end, your interviewer is looking to get a sense of how he or she will be able to keep you hungry for more if you are hired for this role.

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28 John Hancock Bond and Corporate Finance Group Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. If hired for this role at John Hancock Bond and Corporate Finance Group, I want to be sure that I'm hiring a motivated individual. What motivates you in your daily work and your career?

  • 2. How can John Hancock motivate you on the job?

  • 3. At John Hancock, our Financial Analysts have to often work under a tight deadline. Talk about a time you had to work under a tight deadline in the past. How did you handle that situation and what made it a success?

  • 4. What statistical analysis tools do you have experience working with?

  • 5. This position at John Hancock has generated a lot of interest from applicants. What do you feel is the one quality that sets you apart from others we are speaking with about this position?

  • 6. At John Hancock, our clients are the lifeblood of our business and we do everything in our power to make them happy. What does the term customer service mean to you in your work?

  • 7. How would you define what working capital is for a company and what does its measurement mean?

  • 8. If you were having an interaction with a client here at John Hancock Bond and Corporate Finance Group and you weren't able to answer their question or solve their problem on your own, how would you handle that situation?

  • 9. Give an example of a time that you had to resolve a difficult situation with a client or customer. What were the keys to coming to a successful solution?

  • 10. In this role as a Risk Analyst with John Hancock Bond and Corporate Finance Group, 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?

  • 11. Pretend an old friend just awoke from a coma that lasted over 30 years. How would you describe the internet to them?

  • 12. In your experience as a Financial Analyst, what do you feel is the best metric to gauge a company's future stock performance?

  • 13. If you noticed that a company's balance sheet was showing increased amounts of accounts receivables, what future impacts to that company would you consider to be feasible?

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

  • 15. We are looking for the most motivated individuals to join the team here at John Hancock Bond and Corprate Finance Group. Where would you like your career to take you in the next five to ten years?

  • 16. We pride ourselves on teamwork here at John Hancock Bond and this role in Client Services relies on teamwork. What are the top qualities you would bring to a team based atmosphere here?

  • 17. Talk to me about a challenging situation you had to handle on the job that involved another colleague. How did you handle that situation?

  • 18. To get a sense of how you will handle internal auditing processes here at John Hancock Bond and Corporate Finance Group, what do you feel are important tasks to do once an audit is finished?

  • 19. When it comes to financial services, which focus do you find the most rewarding?

  • 20. Give me an example of a time that you had to solve a problem without having all of the necessary information at hand to do so. How did you handle that situation?

  • 21. What is the most attractive thing in your eyes about this role with John Hancock Bond?

  • 22. In this role with John Hancock Bond and Corporate Finance Group, we will rely on your organized and methodical approach to provide financial analysis reporting. What does your current reporting process consist of?

  • 23. Our auditing process here at John Hancock Bond and Corporate Finance Group is very detailed. Can you walk me through your typical audit workflow in your current role?

  • 24. At John Hancock, 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.

  • 25. If hired for this position at John Hancock, what factors would you consider part as part of an organization's long-term liability?

  • 26. Have you ever run into a situation where a company had a positive cash flow but was still in critical financial trouble?

  • 27. In working with financial data here at John Hancock, what are the steps you would take in the data validation process as part of your work?

  • 28. Among the common issues that are faced by Data Analysts in their work, which one or two problems do you feel really challenge analysts in the financial industry?