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Top 30 Stock Broker Interview Questions

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Question 2 of 31
What are your short-term career goals?
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"In the next 2 years I aim to have my MBA completed so that I can move up in my career, handling more valuable clients and more in depth financial cases."
If the hiring manager is aware of your short-term career goals, they will better be able to align your goals with the right position within their company. The stronger their understanding of your needs, the better. Be concise in your answer but specific.
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Question 3 of 31
Have you worked in sales before?
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"I have worked in sales for most of my career. I began in high school, selling magazine subscriptions door to door in residential neighborhoods. After graduating from high school, I worked part time as a bank teller while attending university. This role required strong up-selling skills. Since completing university, I have worked my way up in the banking world, always within a sales focused role."
Bring your resume to life for the hiring manager, including your sales experience and results. Be sure to discuss how you feel that these experiences will help you in this role, should you be the successful candidate.
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Question 4 of 31
How do you conduct research on companies and markets?
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"In order to stay on top of my market research, I take an hour every morning before the work day begins. I scour my Google Alerts for any new keyword updates. I also follow a variety of RSS feeds and newsletters including BDC Market Research, MarketSmith and MarketWatch. In addition to this, I also subscribe to all newsletters from the top Economists from a variety of financial institutions."
Do you spend a lot of time conducting research on industry changes and market trends? Talk to the hiring manager about the tools that you utilized most frequently in order to ensure you are on top of the stock market game.
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What qualities do you feel are essential to being a successful stock broker?
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What do you know about our firm?
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Question 7 of 31
Take me through a recent portfolio you have won over.
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Question 8 of 31
Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your resume.
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Question 9 of 31
What are your current responsibilities as a stock broker?
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Question 10 of 31
Give me an example of a time you successfully handled a high pressure situation.
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Question 11 of 31
Where do you predict interest rates going in the next 6 months?
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Question 12 of 31
How do you manage working in a constantly stressful environment?
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Question 13 of 31
Why do you want to work for our Broker Firm?
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Question 14 of 31
Are you comfortable cold calling? Tell me about any cold calling experience that you have.
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Question 15 of 31
Bring your resume to life for me.
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Question 16 of 31
What is your proudest career accomplishment to date?
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Question 17 of 31
Would you buy stock in the market right now?
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Question 18 of 31
Tell me where the DOW closed at yesterday.
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Question 19 of 31
Discuss any experience you have had abroad.
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Question 20 of 31
Our industry has a very high turn over rate. Why do you feel you will be one to make it long-term in this industry?
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Question 21 of 31
What is the most recent business article you have read? What were your thoughts on the story?
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Question 22 of 31
Why do you want to work for our firm in particular? What was it about the job posting that attracted you?
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Question 23 of 31
Would you consider yourself a calculated risk-taker?
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Question 24 of 31
What is your favorite financial market information resource?
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Question 25 of 31
If given this opportunity, how would you build trust with our clients?
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Question 26 of 31
What is the largest portfolio you have managed?
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Question 27 of 31
How would you market yourself? Why is that an important part of being a stock broker?
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Question 28 of 31
What do you enjoy about sales?
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Question 29 of 31
Are you comfortable generating leads? Tell me about your experience doing so.
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Question 30 of 31
How would you describe your sales technique?
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Question 31 of 31
Does money drive you to succeed? What other factors motivate you?
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Question 1 of 31
Why are you the best candidate for us?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I have the essential skill set needed to succeed in this role. Evident through my work experience and results. I have almost been bankrupt and am never going that way again.
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I am ready to being my career, not just any but one in the finance industry. I am ready to devote time to working, I like th eidea of being pushed to anay.
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Since aI have returned from college I have been working exclusively sales and marketing jobs as a way to sharpen the effectiveness of my pitch.
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No personal commitments, strong selling skills, confident, ambitious, personally motivated.
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Interest in the stock market, hard worker.
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I am the best canditate because I am a quick learner, I am very self motivated and I set goals to move the company forward.
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Proven hard work ethic, unwilling to take no for an answer will work endlessly for this company and opportunity.
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I have an analytical mind which can grasp patterns easily, therefore a fast decision making mind.
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After working for sales for the past 5 years I have always wanted to work in the stock broking indusrty why because I want to work in a fast paced environment in a financial industry! I am a confident person that is business savvy I think I am at the right time in my life to know buckle down into something serious and use all of my skills to create a career for myself.
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Committed lifelong learner. Team Player. Proven call center experience. Proven job success. One of a kind attitude. Adaptable/flexible. Detail oriented. Exponential learner. Strong interpersonal skills. Self starter. This is where I want to be!
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I have a sale and relationship management background where I was very successful but I also have an analytical background from aviation. Both of these put me in a strong position to be successful.
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I meet the required skills for this job position, and I think I can help the business expand and grow a bigger client base.
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Interest in finance and I have a personality conducive to sales.
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I am a hard working self motivated individual who loves to win.
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I am driven to learn. I want to help people to get the financial freedom they deserve.
Question 2 of 31
What are your short-term career goals?
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To be the top performer with in my team. To be the best sales person thier is.
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To become a successful senior stockbroker.
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Eventually I want to work myself up to a top position at a firm where I can make big decisions about our markets.
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To become a successful broker by hard work and acquire skills that will help climb up the hierarchy of the company.
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To grow within a fast paced financial institution. Never stop learning. Help people/make a measurable difference in the quality of life of both internal and external customers. Have a career that can support my needs, both financially and family.
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I want a career with opportunities and one that will gel with my skills and character.
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To succeed in the economic field.
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I want to succeed in my position become successful and eventually move up the Tatum pole.
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To acquire an executive position in a multinational company.
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My career goals is to be the best brokers in stock market and also to be an create and starts my own stock firm.
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I would like to become a broker.
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My career goal in get a management of high level post.
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To earn as much money as possible.
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My career goals at present is to move into a similar role of intermediary but within the investment industry as a broker. This is because of the fast paced, intensive environment that I am used to working in along with my growing interests of the financial markets and the ability to work with industry experts. Over the course of next 5 years I intend to move from an execution for clients in to Discretionary services; managing portfolios for clients.
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My career goals are to excel in what I plan to do through hard work and self motivation. I plan to succeed in the future.
Question 3 of 31
Have you worked in sales before?
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Yes I have worked a part time job selling products. Also I sold catalogs at the Great Yorkshire Show.
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I did an internship at the merril lynch firm and learned many things about sales.
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Yes I have worked, as a retail individual dealed with retail customers.
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No, however I worked in positions that required constant interaction with customers.
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Yes! Sales consultant and a sales manager.
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No, however I have done a fitness Business and sales course.
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I have assisted my dad in selling and pricing the cars that he owned and wanted to sell, I had to negotiate a reasonable price without, going below his minimum price. That was a great experience that I enjoyed and I managed to sell it for a little more, than the asking price.
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My career goals is to make south africa to be proud of me in athlects, running.
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Yes I have worked and managed sales environment before.
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Yes, I have worked in sales and managed a team also.
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Yes, I have worked in sales and managed a team also.
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Yes I have worked in sales berfore. I had an industrial interface of 2months during my internship.
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I am good at building long lasting relationship with clients. When working at Bruker Developments, I was in charge of a portfolio of projects from meeting with potential clients, selling our company services, executing the projects and closure.
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No, But is something with time I'm sure I will be able to be good at. I belive in myself on this matter.
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Yes I have been working as sales officer in hdfc ltd.
Question 4 of 31
How do you conduct research on companies and markets?
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I do research using fundamental analysis on companies who have been the pioneers in the country, and I use technical analysis on companies who are at the beginning stage of their business operations and I am also using it when choosing among speculative stocks.
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Through internet secondary data newspapers magazines.
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Companies and markets process are displayed and updated on and in the media so as for me I research them base on their cycles and their status.
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Online, reading news paper, specialized channels.
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Reading the financial times and staying abreast of current affairs and watching the news as well as reading company statements.
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I utilize a top down approach. By focusing on the macro events and overall industry, I can find what companies present as the most profitable and become potential investments.
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By searching on net using all resources I find around and asking peoles.
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By looking at the financial statements and price sheets from stokbrokers.
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Online research and communicate with analysts.
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Through internet, newspapers.
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I believe In know your people and their needs so my research is based on human needs and focuses on social industrial economy. What this means is that I sell my self before the product to gain peoples trust.
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Visiting their online profiles - social media, webpages etc.
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By analyzing their annual statements and stock reports.
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Checking out their social media presence, utilising on-line searches and visiting their websites and facebook pages.
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By finding their details and calling them up.
Question 5 of 31
What qualities do you feel are essential to being a successful stock broker?
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Patience, risk taking, good communication skills and the deal making.
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Motivation, drive persistency, fast learner.
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Analysis. Sales. Determination.
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Patience, great communication and hard work.
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Good with money and numbers, having the ability to notice potential in markets, ability to.
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Honest, ability to analyse complex information, work long hours, adapt to chaning enviroment.
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Being able to talk to people while having their best interests in mind. Having a pitch that works consistently and a basic understanding of securities.
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Mathematically strong, confident, honest, trustworthy, good selling skills.
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Money motivated, Confident, good with maths.
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That person has to know about share market knowledge and capablity to convience his client.
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Becouse I want earn money.
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Loyalty, trustworthy, numerate.
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Analytical, great communication, driven, attention to detail.
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Excellent commmunication skills be logical and numerate cope under pressure.
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Detail oriented. Team player. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Willingness to learn. Adaptability. Forward Failure. Patients. Determination/strong backbone.
Question 6 of 31
What do you know about our firm?
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Apsec, brought out the Australian stock report, you offer corporate finance, managed funds and trading services and the APSEC fund returned 47%
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Not as much as I want to know - willing to learn.
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You specialize in handling stocks for your clients.
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I know your firm offers various services and products in order to allow our clients to pick out witch services are best for them with help from our bank.
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LAidlaw & Co is a full service brokerage and IB firm.
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It is one of the most esteemed firms in stock broking known for its client-broker relations and employee satisfaction.
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One of the largest firms in the world. Has a proven track record, dating back to 1904. One of the big four banks in America.
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The firm sells unique FX services to their clients.
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One of the tops very competitive and successful.
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The firm is one of the top firm working in our country is a a part of the one of the leading brand.
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This particular firm is one of the best trading firm and has an ability to match the market with best investors dealing with the outstanding clients and the yielding status spectrum is standardise.
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It has recently been taken over by xyz and has assets under management of xyz.
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It is the leading stock broking organisation in botswana. It was established in 1989 and conducted an informal share market until BSE was formed.
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That you are the first and only foreign exchange company in the Philippines.
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Nothing as such but willing to know more than I know.
Question 7 of 31
Take me through a recent portfolio you have won over.
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In the marketing of standard poodles. My gf and I decided to breed standard poodles while I was in college. We successfully birthed 12 puppies. After putting in the LONG hours of feeding, cleaning, training, registering, ext., we had to market them. We designed a webpage, took weekly photos, described each poodles personality, each week they grew. We successfully sold all puppies at market price, by being proactive and creating a demand for poodles.
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The latest marketing project I have worked on was on my car rental company.
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In my internship I marketed many different thing for different companies for the firm.
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As I have work as a retail customer dealer for my profit, I bought a couple dozen of a particular goods and products or a stock and purchase it with a price with an acceptable discount as one of the regular wholesale buyers and then I sold them with a market price or according to situation arouse I try to manage them for my own benefit as I sold retaily.
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Deigning phase, product placement, understand the customer.
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I designed the all aspects of a companies facebook page and currently co-run the page itself.
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My department was in charge of marketing a new line of head phones.
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I designed and co-run the La Ferme du Lac Vert facebook page, I also help decide and finalise the designs for their website.
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I didnt work in any of the marketing project.
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I am currently working part time with a non profit organization where we have created a complete marketing campaign. From creating a website, establishing practices for corporate updates, using of data analysis, fundraising strategies and financial projections. We are estimating to attract a 30% increase in revenues within the next 12 months.
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My neighbors car broke down sold it for parts made 50 bucks.
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Recently I worked with CRY where we have to do the face to face marketing with the customers and make them help the needy.
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Evaluation of the strategy of Toys'R US, a US firm applying marketing concepts in France.
Question 8 of 31
Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from reading your resume.
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To be specific I m perfectionist, creative thinker, optimastic.
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I'm ambitious and I'm a hard worker. I like to think of the stock market as a frontier, just like space travel or neuroscience. I firmly believe that we know very little of what there is to know about the stock market. My goal is to make perfect sense of the markets. I know I'll be successful if I strive for perfection and I know I have the work ethic to get there.
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I am ambitious, and hard working. For every job I have had, I have put 100% into it. I'm reliable and dependable with everything I do. I am also a fast learner.
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I am a post graduate in the masters of commerce.At present I am pursuing a course with Wall Street Preparation on Financial modeling.In addition, I have cleared the CFA Level-I and Level-II and currently has appeared for CFA Level-III and awaiting its result.I am a hard-working, self- motivated and a complete learner.
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Hello sir this is xyz I completed my mba from jntu university and I have five year of experince in stock marketas RM ,SRM,SM and BM .Presently I associated with xyz commpany as BMi have HNI Client base and I certified with Nse Certificate of finanacial market in Cash,Derivatives ,Commodities , cureency as well as Survilience also. I am hard worker with ethical mind and I worked with a owner mind set.
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I am completely driven to achieve the best I can and am extremley competitive.
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Tell me about yourself.
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I m nse certified professional and done my pgdbm in finance from jims. I have 5 yrs experience into stock market and like to continue working with the same.
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I am ambitious and always striving to come up in life.I am positive person, a Graduate with experience of 8 years in stock markets and hold NISM certifications required for stock markets.
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I am completely driven to achieve the best I can and am extremley competitive.
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I have done computer engineering from SPIT . I worked with Bureau Veritas for 22 months. My hobbies our watching TV, trading in markets .
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I am a very hard working, confident and work to the best of my ability when challenged.
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I am young man looking to push my self to the limits and challenge my abilities on the stock market by being competitive and determined to strive above others.
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I am an ambitious graduate who is tenacious and makes calculated risks.
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I can say that I am a dedicated and goal oriented person that always does what it takes to achieve its goals. I believe that I am a self motivator and give my all to my projects.
Question 9 of 31
What are your current responsibilities as a stock broker?
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To improve clientele base for company. To promote company products, that is, stocks and futures. To meet targets of profits and clients set by management.
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Initially to onboard new business, clients will have access to our research reports to guide their investment decisions. Then executing trades on behalf of clients and advising on hot stocks and fund allocation.
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Fairy trade customers shares, build a trusting long term relationship and be honest.
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Trading in the stock market in behalf of the company and the clients.
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My responsibilities include analyzing markets and working with our clients to protect and make the best possible decisions with our clients investments.
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To generate profit for the company and clients.
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Seek business for the firm, analyze potential customers financial position, make recommendations that fit the life-long financial goals of clients. Offer ethical investment advice. Create new accounts for client. Transfer assets. Work hard.
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Developing new business through proactive telemarketing at financial controller/ director level. This is a challenging and rewarding role where you will play a vital part in securing and winning new business. Identifying, researching and exploring prospective clients.
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Having a good understanding of the current stock market and communicate those ideas effectively and coherently to leads I would gather myself either by cold calling or event gatherings. For large transactions, I would initialize post sales to increase referrals and network with executives to provide invaluable insight on prevailing markets. I believe in the power of networking and so I believe this is a 24hrs job that requires full attention to do anything and everything to increase sales.
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To market companies products and sell stocks.
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To trade the stock while the time has provide me an opportunity to transact and transfer the securities from different brokerage firm and take all the purchase stock as a venture.
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To ensure that my clients get the deal that they want.
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Help customers manage their stock.
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To manage my clients financial portfolio, whether it be personal clientèle or business clientèle. I will discuss with these clients the correct shares in which they can buy or sell.
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Manage my clients' assets.
Question 10 of 31
Give me an example of a time you successfully handled a high pressure situation.
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Yes, because it became a challenge for me and my hobby is to take challenge..
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Yes. When I am trained, and understand my rolls within the company.
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I could take on working under pressure extremely well, as I have done so in the past at my own business and during my time at some of my work placements.
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Yes I work very well underpressure because I previously was an athlet in high school and college and I have had many different experiences with pressure.
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Yes, when there is pressure my cerreblum provides me a full concentrated power with a tension that if I don't execute my duty I don't find myself stable and I usually do things under pressure since my highschool.
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Yes. I thrive under pressure.
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Yes, I ve been under a lot of pressure to meet targets in my previous jobs, and I did quite well.
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I enjoy working under pressure because it helps me to her the best out of me. In fact, I think nobody puts more pressure on me than myself. Like everyone, we may have our stressful moments, but I am good at delivering when working under pressure.
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At Mck, I always ensured that any service failures were recovered promptly. One day I remember that an important file needed to be delivered for a director's presentation at 5pm. Yet at 2pm the file was still in the office, and I bravely decided to travel all across the city myself to provide this document. My personal effort has been praised.
Question 11 of 31
Where do you predict interest rates going in the next 6 months?
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Intrest rates is going on high.
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ASX predicted an increase.
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If and only if the US economy continues to grow, the Fed may begin to raise the near zero interest rates in correlation with this growth as early as September.
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They will either stay nearly the same or imcrease.
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They would still be the same interests I've always had, and I'm assuming I'd have some newer interests from working here.
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We are living in a very particular time where low interest rates are here to stay for longer, even going into negative territories. Talking specifically about the UK, I think they can go lower to almost 0% in the short-mid term in attempt to stimulate the economy with low cost borrowing after Brexit.
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Low and negative interest rates are here to stay for longer in the developed world. Talking specifically about the UK, they may go to zero in the short to mid term, in an attempt to stimulate the economy and bring investment into the country by having a weaker pound.
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Going down due to recent noise for presidential elections, but I guess that the yield curve is not as easy to predict.
Question 12 of 31
How do you manage working in a constantly stressful environment?
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I will not mix emotions into work place and with colleagues and be calm even in stressful conditions.
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I work very well in stressful situations I stay always calmed.
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Never give up. Take deep breaths and prioritize my workload. If I need to stay a little longer to finish a task I will. NEVER show stress, keep calm and do my best. If you keep up with you job duties and constantly reevaluate your workload, you should not have a problem when things get hectic.
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Pressure is very important to me. Good pressure, such as having a lot of assignments to work on, or an upcoming deadline, helps me to stay motivated and productive. Of course, there are times when too much pressure can lead to stress; however, I am very skilled at balancing multiple projects and meeting deadlines, which prevents me from feeling stressed often. For example, I once had three large projects due in the same week, which was a lot of pressure. However, because I created a schedule that detailed how I would break down each project into small assignments, I completed all three projects ahead of time, and avoided unnecessary stress.
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As I said in my previous answer I am very good with handling pressure from my high school and college athletic experremce.
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First I remain calm I actually practice the grand silence and then I carefully assess the situation and check solutions I can make.
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To be patient, to understand the requirements to be fulfilled under my superiors.
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I try to set my own targets and reach them, and learn from my mistakes and aim to be better. I try not to let anything else get to me but these.
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I use it to my advantage, the adrenaline from the pressure aids me in taking quick, intelligent decisions based upon my knowledge of what I am doing.
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I usually take pressure as a motivation factor. I have ability of delivering when I'm under pressure and keep focus when things get stressful.
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I am able to deliver in most kind of environments. Some are more challenging than others, but with hard work and determination, you can overcome any situation. I usually handle pressure pretty well trying tot are it as encouragement, but sometimes what I need is some time to analyze and process the circumstances in order to come back with a refreshed mentality.
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I quitly and any probal solve a discus a senier person.
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I also give appropriate time and focus according to the environment I am at specific time of the day. The stress is sometimes good to produce effort. When I am back home, I often chill out. Sport helps me a lot too to translate the stress into good energy.
Question 13 of 31
Why do you want to work for our Broker Firm?
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Yours is a us based firm and like to know about working of other stock markets so it is a good platform to acquire knowledge.
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The company is one of the top 5 company which is advising the clients in the right direction.
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It is large, has been around for many years, offers great training, upward mobility, flexibility, global/room for travel.
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I believe I have the right skill set and your firm will be a good fit for me.
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I want to become a broker.
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To face new challenges and learn new tasks.
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I see this as the best place for me because it's a well established firm that provides great learning opportunities for employees.
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I want to work for you because I feel that you are a successful company, who can teach me to become an excellent strategic and motivated young broker. I feel that you have the financial success to provide me with a solid job, with a positive, intelligent and motivated team.
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I want to work for a firm where I can learn from, a firm who values its people and invest in them. I believe your firm offers uncapped opportunities for me to develop in my personal life and my career.
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I want to work for a firm who cares and invest in its people and has the right management to learn from.
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I am re-assured to work with a stable firm who managed to always improve its experience over years. Sometimes, when you are new, you need to start in an excellent firm to learn adequately.
Question 14 of 31
Are you comfortable cold calling? Tell me about any cold calling experience that you have.
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Yes, I love to make new friends.
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Yes, I am completely open to talking to new people as I feel that it can only further my communication skills. I am always looking to better my skill set.
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I am not afraid to doing what it takes to achieve my goals. You have about 50% changes of a yes or a no, and I will take the risk for the 50% chance of the yes.
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I don't have any problem to talking with strangers if its what I need to do to meet my goals. You always have a 50% chance to get a yes and 50% chance to get a no as an answer. I think I am ok taking the risk.
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Idk I dont do good in the cold brah im from Cali it be warm AF up there.
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Yes sir but expericence not good but respose is poor.
Question 15 of 31
Bring your resume to life for me.
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I have dealt directly with customers in the stock broking firm and instrumental for running branch profitably.
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Proven sales, dedication, and job history.
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As I mentioned earlier, I have an active car rental business running, which I started up when I was in my last year of secondary school. I have experience in controlling staff, organising how the business is running, keeping everything up to date.
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I did my internship at Merril lynch.
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I have worked as a procurement officer for a small business. I have also worked as a process officer for a very large firm.
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I have had past experience in bartending, sous-cheffing in a prestige chalet in the french alps. I have a good half years experience of being an electricians mate in the labour field, I feel this is what has helped me to learn how to work in a high stress, high pressured environment.
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I consider myself a business savvy. Since I was in university, I have always being involved in finding business opportunities. During my last year, I was able to raise some savings and invest them into a housing project. I built a house and sold at profit, then reinvested the revenues into a second project. That was my first business experience on my own.
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I consider myself a business savvy. I enjoy business in general and has always been the case. My first own proper business was in university when I went to Alaska to raise some savings and put them to work. I developed a small piece of land and built a house, selling at profit. Then, I reinvested the revenues into a second project increasing my profits.
Question 16 of 31
What is your proudest career accomplishment to date?
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It was and is a desire to do better and than the best.
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I try to offer a better experience to my clients, both internal and external. I want to genuinely make their lives better. I operate on a day to day basis as if the CEO were standing behind me. I follow the rules set within the employee handbooks, and act accordingly. I make it a point, no matter how small of a request, no matter the difficulty, regardless of the attitude of my client, to go above and beyond their expectations. I treat everyone the same and that has always provided me with success.
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The position is looking for someone that is self-motivated. At WorkTech, most of my job required independent action. I spent over a year working diligently every day until the release of ProgramX. You are also looking for someone with proficiency in both DataNet and Organizware. When I was at Worktech, I was skilled with ResearchSoft, which is a program similar to Datanet, and I have experience with Spreadware, which is a client management program based off the same coding as Organizeware.
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During my internship I was given many different tasks and I handled them very well and was very calm even in stressful situations.
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My past experience did a lot to introduce me into the business world. I worked as a process officer, which required using a software to track inventory, it wasn't a very challenging role for the level of knowledge I had acquired, I found myself repeating the same things every day with no new challenges.
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Whilst working as a sous-chef I personally thoroughly enjoyed the experience, though high paced and stressful and through a lot of shouting I learned how to manage through these sort of environments. The fact that I was prepping food for high-end clients meant that it tought me to work at the best of my ability. Through working as an electrician, I also found it a similar but different experience, both being high pressured jobs they taught me how to cope in high pressure environments.
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My first experience after university was with Bruker Developments. It was a very challenging experience as I was also working on establishing myself in a new country, a new culture and a new language. This was a huge learning curve for me, but I have never been afraid to ask for advice and that really helped me. This time really helped me to recognize what I do well and where I need to work on. I am good and building long lasting relationships and I used this to gain some time and set some procedures and plan ahead the challenges.
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Actually, this moment has not yet come. Still, I hope that one day, I will be able to create an efficient business development culture as an African entrepreneur.
Question 17 of 31
Would you buy stock in the market right now?
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I don't have to much of experience in trading segment but give me training I well improve my self.
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A little bit of investment can be made in defensive stocks.
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In this current volatile market, I would not buy stocks as it is highly risky.
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Not right now, as the market looks set to crash in the upcoming months, when it does so; that would be the correct time to invest.
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Yes, I would. There is always opportunities, you just need to be flexible enough to modify your strategy. Right now, you need to be cautious though as markets are moving very fast.
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Not really because of all the agitation related to political elections.
Question 18 of 31
Tell me where the DOW closed at yesterday.
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It closed higher than some days but lower than others.
Question 19 of 31
Discuss any experience you have had abroad.
User-Submitted Answers
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I have had studying experience and work experience abraod. I was interesting being around a new culture and observing the different ways they do things, both in the school and business environment.
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I worked in a prestige chalet in Morzine, france. I have experience in preparing food as a sous-chef and Bartending skills. Any B2C marketing design with said company was done from Surrey, england.
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Having worked in Mexico, Canada and now the UK, I definitely provide a broad mindset. My first job after school was when I moved to Canada where I faced challenges like, language, immigration, experience, and more. Even though it was not easy, I wouldn't changed that tough time. After almost 3 years, I took on a next journey and move to the UK. Different challenges but still exciting. I came here with the goal of getting into the financial sector and there is no better place in the world for that than London.
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I expatriated in 4 countries so I have truly equipped myself with environment change and re-adapting to local culture. I am a bit like a cameleo.
Question 20 of 31
Our industry has a very high turn over rate. Why do you feel you will be one to make it long-term in this industry?
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My aim is to apply my skills which I believe are unique in a sense of the attributes I hold as an individual that I can contribute to a company.
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Because I have put so much into studying the industry and it has become something of a passion.
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Because the industry appeals to me more than flipping burgers for a living. I thrive in high pressure environments and feel like I can better my skill set throughout the experience.
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The bigger the dream, the more challenging it is. But also, the more satisfaction and reward you get.
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I will definitely fight for it. I believe also in karma, your destiny is already set, you just have to have the right combination to unlock the box of success.
Question 21 of 31
What is the most recent business article you have read? What were your thoughts on the story?
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I am an avid reader of the WSJ. I read that investors are pushing commercial real-estate prices to record levels. It made me think proceed with caution. The central bank may want to raise interest rates in this market. Will we see another recession? One of equal magnitude to that to 08? 2015 marks the end of the 7 year business cycle. We see volatility in greek markets, volatility in the mideast, ISIS/threats of terror, Chinas slowing market and the looming question of the effects on the American dollar when Chinas currency enters the IMF. I think that the way this story plays into my prospective job as a stock broker is that it is important to read, no matter what you read you are only worth what you know. This is why I will make a great stock broker.
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I read about how the country is about to experience a full blown financial crisis and I agreed with the article.
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I read an article regarding our potential departure of the european union, and how it will put an impact on UK businesses. The article was mainly talking about whether or not it would massively affect Large UK businesses and how they were unanimous on the decision. For me personally I feel that it could damage a lot of UK businesses who deal in clients that are abroad or even have offices/firms in europe.
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I read many articles in a day. This is also a hobby for me. I think if I was to pick one, I would pick one from the financial times about the canadian housing markets. Its fascinating to think about what I would do if I was part of the regulators. They have such a diverse economy in every province that applying the same kind of monetary policies is creating instability within the country.
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Jeune Afrique on CFA Franc. I believe African countries need to be emancipated and produce their currency in local area.
Question 22 of 31
Why do you want to work for our firm in particular? What was it about the job posting that attracted you?
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I like the competitiveness, the salary option and also the challenge.
Question 23 of 31
Would you consider yourself a calculated risk-taker?
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Sometimes yes but I am more risk-averse.
Question 24 of 31
What is your favorite financial market information resource?
Question 25 of 31
If given this opportunity, how would you build trust with our clients?
User-Submitted Answers
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I will ensure to keep my knowledge up to date and also doing my best in representing the company's name and reputation. I believe this is essential.
Question 26 of 31
What is the largest portfolio you have managed?
User-Submitted Answers
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I'm afraid I cannot do that.
Question 27 of 31
How would you market yourself? Why is that an important part of being a stock broker?
User-Submitted Answers
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You must be patient and must have good grasping ability.
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Because people need to develop confidence in the person handling their investments.
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I market myself as an open, confident, intelligent, driven young man. This is important because these are the qualities people look for. Nobody wants a slacker who can't pull their own weight around.
Question 28 of 31
What do you enjoy about sales?
User-Submitted Answers
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The risk taking ability as well as the learning skill.
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Selling things is an accomplishment to me, I feel that by doing this I am not only bettering myself by potentially making money I feel like I am bettering the clients interests by pursuing what they want too.
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Its a fundamental part of every business. I enjoy interacting with people and I see every sale as a new partnership that I can learn from.
Question 29 of 31
Are you comfortable generating leads? Tell me about your experience doing so.
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes, I have gone into the streets quite a number of time to talk to random people when it seemed the existing customers were a bit slow in responding.
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I have no prior experience in generating leads but if I have anything to go by, it's that whilst working as a bartender in a chalet, I have managed to talk customers into buying the more expensive and perhaps more tasteful drinks.
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I am great at gaining the clients trust and if your client is satisfied, the leads will come. Your costumer service is where you generate the most leads.
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I am a leader, I also love to tell people what to do by delegation but also I like to assume responsibilities.
Question 30 of 31
How would you describe your sales technique?
User-Submitted Answers
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I feel that the best technique is to be polite, curt and well spoken. This draws people in by getting them to trust you as they feel like you are on a similar level to them.
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Don't over promise and under deliver. Always be available for your client. Always listen to your client first.
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Friendly approach, I am selling it as I wish somebody sells it to me. This is the true key for selling.
Question 31 of 31
Does money drive you to succeed? What other factors motivate you?

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December 22nd, 2014

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