Financial Services Mock Interview

30 interview questions and answers to help you prepare for an interview in the financial services industry.

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At Company ABC we offer many different financial services. Which aspect of financial services are you best versed in?

Walk the interviewer through your expertise that best relates to the business they specialize in. This is where it's important to have searched Company ABC prior to your interview! Be sure to finish by asking the interviewer the services they prefer you be versed in. This way you can overcome any potential objections later.

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30 Financial Services Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. At Company ABC we offer many different financial services. Which aspect of financial services are you best versed in?

  • 2. At Company ABC 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?

  • 3. Talk to me about your post-secondary education and how you feel it will help you in a career with Company ABC.

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

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

  • 6. As a professional in the financial services industry, you must have great integrity. Do you consider yourself an honest and trustworthy person?

  • 7. Due to the sensitivity of our business, in order to work for Company ABC, you must be able to pass a criminal background check. Are you willing to comply?

  • 8. At Company ABC we put great pride in our customer service. How do you ensure that your clients are well taken care of?

  • 9. Every employee with Company ABC is expected to be sales-minded and target driven. Walk me through your experience in sales based roles.

  • 10. Tell me about the largest financial portfolio you have been responsible for.

  • 11. Do you have experience in cold calling? If so, tell me about your targets and results.

  • 12. Aside from your post-secondary degree, what other financial services related training and certifications do you possess?

  • 13. Would you consider expanding your education to include an MBA? Why or why not?

  • 14. What qualities do you feel a successful manager should have?

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

  • 16. How long will it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our team at Company ABC?

  • 17. How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?

  • 18. 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?

  • 19. How do you feel about performance incentives?

  • 20. Tell me about a time where you had to analyze information in order to make a recommendation.

  • 21. If you could alter your career path, in any way, what would you change?

  • 22. Company ABC seeks out natural and confident leaders. What leadership qualities do you possess?

  • 23. How can Company ABC motivate you on the job?

  • 24. Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

  • 25. List the top 3 skills that you have acquired in your last role.

  • 26. Honesty is of utmost importance to us at Company ABC. Have you ever taken the fall for a situation, where it was really not your fault, in order to protect a coworker?

  • 27. Accuracy is important to us at Company ABC. Do you always double check or proofread your work?

  • 28. Company ABC is looking for employees who are dedicated to their clients. How often do you take work home with you?

  • 29. When have you shown a willingness to learn a new method or new approach to solving a problem?

  • 30. There will be great days at Company ABC and some days that are tougher to get through. When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?