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Financial Advisor Interview Questions

Author
Ryan Brown
    Job Interviews Careers Business Financial Advisor

32 Financial Advisor
Interview Questions

  1. Have you ever had a job in sales? How did it go?

  2. Tell me about a non-work related accomplishment you achieved with a team?

  3. How can you relate your employment background to a position in sales?

  4. Being in financial sales, takes a year or two to make money, why do you want to do this?

  5. Tell me about how you have established business relationships in the past?

    Community Answers

    • "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."
  6. How will you market yourself in this position?

    Community Answers

    • "Face to face intorduction and community radio."
  7. What qualifications and licenses do you hold?

  8. What were some ways you overcame difficulties?

    Community Answers

    • "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."
  9. Can you make me a list of potential ten people you know, and how much they will invest?

  10. Why financial sales?

    Community Answers

    • "I feel it is a very flexible, challenging and rewarding job for my current standing."
  11. How would you describe your work ethic?

    Community Answers

    • "I often prefer to put the client's needs first by drafting client needs analysis."
  12. Are you comfortable working in a sales environment?

    Community Answers

    • "Yes, If you have a products you truly believe in promoting sales will come natural."
  13. Will you be comfortable in a position that is 100% commission based?

  14. What do you believe a financial planner does?

    Community Answers

    • "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."
  15. What will you do to be successful at this job?

  16. Where do you expect to get your clients?

    Community Answers

    • "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."
  17. Tell me about a time when you worked really hard to accomplish something?

    Community Answers

    • "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."
  18. When did you initially begin following the market in your life?

    Community Answers

    • "The time I started working as a financial advisor."
  19. Tell me why you would make a good salesperson?

    Community Answers

    • "I understand the industry better and have an idea of which ropes to pull how and when."
  20. What do you know about the stock market?

  21. How do you deal with stressful situations?

  22. Tell me, as if I am a potential client, why I should invest my money with you?

    Community Answers

    • "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."
  23. What do you think will be the hardest part of this job?

  24. Tell me about one current even related to the stock market?

  25. What is your main reason for wanting to become a financial advisor?

  26. 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?

  27. What have you done at your past employment to excel?

  28. Name me one thing you could improve upon?

  29. What are your strengths?

    Community Answers

    • "Critical thinking."
  30. What marketing skills do you possess?

  31. Are you committed to putting in work, without receiving much pay for the first few years?

  32. Tell me about America's current monetary policy and how that affects the market.