Top 30 Financial Advisor Interview Questions
How would you describe your work ethic?
I often prefer to put the client's needs first by drafting client needs analysis.
Question 2 of 32
Tell me about how you have established business relationships in the past?
Conferences, Lectures, Courses and Business dinner luncheons.
I often keep in contact with my clients once in 6 months to check if there is any amendments they might want to do or if they are still happy with their current plans.
Question 3 of 32
Are you comfortable working in a sales environment?
Yes, If you have a products you truly believe in promoting sales will come natural.
Question 4 of 32
Why financial sales?
I feel it is a very flexible, challenging and rewarding job for my current standing.
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Question 5 of 32
Will you be comfortable in a position that is 100% commission based?
Question 6 of 32
Can you make me a list of potential ten people you know, and how much they will invest?
Question 7 of 32
What were some ways you overcame difficulties?
There was a time that the mines went for strikes for like 3 months or so, it was difficult for most of the advisors as policies were lapsing due to non payments.
Question 8 of 32
Where do you expect to get your clients?
I am intending to make relationships with human resources/recruitment managers so they can always make me aware of new recruits whom I can come do a presentation for.
Question 9 of 32
What do you believe a financial planner does?
I believe in giving the client information and the best plan that suits their budget and life style.
Assist clients to reach their financial goal.
Question 10 of 32
What will you do to be successful at this job?
Question 11 of 32
Tell me about a time when you worked really hard to accomplish something?
It was the time that I was still working for the bank. my colleagues were on leave and was the only consultant remaining to reach the branch target alone of which I did and exceeded.
Question 12 of 32
When did you initially begin following the market in your life?
The time I started working as a financial advisor.
Question 13 of 32
Tell me why you would make a good salesperson?
I understand the industry better and have an idea of which ropes to pull how and when.
Question 14 of 32
What qualifications and licenses do you hold?
Question 15 of 32
What do you know about the stock market?
Question 16 of 32
How will you market yourself in this position?
Face to face intorduction and community radio.
Question 17 of 32
What do you think will be the hardest part of this job?
Question 18 of 32
Tell me, as if I am a potential client, why I should invest my money with you?
I have been working on a sales environment and ahve expertise of providing my clients with solutions they need with regards to their financial affairs.
Question 19 of 32
How do you deal with stressful situations?
Question 20 of 32
What is your main reason for wanting to become a financial advisor?
Question 21 of 32
Tell me about one current even related to the stock market?
Question 22 of 32
Being in financial sales, takes a year or two to make money, why do you want to do this?
Question 23 of 32
Tell me about a time when you were given a project at the last minute and only a short amount of time to finish it? How did it go?
Question 24 of 32
How can you relate your employment background to a position in sales?
Question 25 of 32
Tell me about a non-work related accomplishment you achieved with a team?
Question 26 of 32
What have you done at your past employment to excel?
Question 27 of 32
Name me one thing you could improve upon?
Question 28 of 32
What are your strengths?
Question 29 of 32
What marketing skills do you possess?
Question 30 of 32
Have you ever had a job in sales? How did it go?
Question 31 of 32
Are you committed to putting in work, without receiving much pay for the first few years?
Question 32 of 32
Tell me about America's current monetary policy and how that affects the market.
About Financial Advisor
August 27th, 2017
A financial advisor is an investment expert. They use their knowledge of investing to help people make the right investment choices depending on their current finances and their long term financial goals. As part of their job, financial advisors recommend appropriate investment products, help clients build their portfolio and offer advice related to debt management, tax planning, and estate planning. A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics or a related field is the minimum qualification required to become a financial advisor. A master's degree will boost your employment prospects as well as your starting salary. In addition to having extensive knowledge of finance and investing, financial planners must have strong critical thinking, analytical, time management, communication and active listening skills.
To test your finance and investment acumen, the interviewing panel may ask you to provide the best investment advice based on a mock portfolio. The advice you provide will set the stage for a successful interview. Other questions you may be asked will be related to your experience, your interest in finance and investing and your short and long term career goals. To prepare for your interview, go to Mock Questions and give some thought to how you will answer some of the questions listed there. This will help you to be more confident while replying to any of the questions the interviewer asks you.