Financial Services Mock Interview

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

"After researching your website I see that you specialize in Investment and Hedge Fund management. My specialty is definitely Investment management. Is there a certain specialty you are looking for in your next hire?"

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30 Financial Services Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 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?