Underwriter Interview Questions

36 Questions and Answers by Nisha Yadav

Question 1 of 36

Do you consider yourself to have strong research skills?

Underwriter Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Do you consider yourself to have strong research skills?

  2. 2.

    What do you dislike the most about being an underwriter?

  3. 3.

    What has been your biggest disappointment as an underwriter so far?

  4. 4.

    Give an example of a time when you made a mistake because you failed to actively listen to a supervisor.

  5. 5.

    Do you have strong computer skills? Which programs are you most experienced in?

  6. 6.

    Share an experience you had in dealing with a difficult person and how you handled the situation.

  7. 7.

    What motivates you as an underwriter?

  8. 8.

    Give an example where you have had to challenge loan documentation based on fraud detection processes you use.

  9. 9.

    Give me a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.

  10. 10.

    If I were to speak with your social circle, what would your friends say about you?

  11. 11.

    What professional goals have you set for yourself this year?

  12. 12.

    If hired, how do you intend on making a difference with our company?

  13. 13.

    If not an underwriter, what other role within insurance would you like to be in?

  14. 14.

    Tell me about your financial training and education.

  15. 15.

    Have you ever been overloaded with work? What did you do to ensure your deadlines were met?

  16. 16.

    How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?

  17. 17.

    Why do you want a career as an underwriter?

  18. 18.

    What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?

  19. 19.

    What has been your greatest accomplishment as an underwriter so far?

  20. 20.

    Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor?

  21. 21.

    What are the steps you follow to study a problem before making a decision?

  22. 22.

    What are your general guidelines related to applicable ratios (i.e Debt ratios, loan-to-value)

  23. 23.

    Give an example where you have supported a loan that did not comply with FHA loan guidelines?

  24. 24.

    When will your current project be completed, or when will be the next logical time to be able to leave on good terms with your team?

  25. 25.

    Give an example where you have had to use your negotiation skills.

  26. 26.

    Do you consider yourself more analytical or a free thinker?

  27. 27.

    Successful underwriters must have good judgement and common sense. Would you consider yourself to fit in those categories?

  28. 28.

    Tell me about your education. How has it prepared you for a career as a Underwriter?

  29. 29.

    Are you efficient with your time?

  30. 30.

    Tell me something about yourself that is not on your resume.

  31. 31.

    What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as an Underwriter?

  32. 32.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

  33. 33.

    What do you know about our company?

  34. 34.

    How would you compare your current job to that of an underwriter?

  35. 35.

    What initially attracted you to the insurance industry, and what keeps you here?

  36. 36.

    What do you do when your time schedule or project plan is upset by unforeseen circumstances?