I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Mizuho Securities.
Interview Details – 4-5 rounds of interviews depending if the controller has time to interview you. Standard behavioral questions. Nothing technical. They like to go through every detail of your resume. The people are friendly so the environment was very relaxed.
Interview Question – What do you think about the global business and Mizuho's role in it? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Mizuho Securities.
Interview Details – First round interviews were 3 back to back, 30 minutes each at the NY office. Second round was 4 back-to-back, 15 minutes each.
Interview Question – Walk me through your resume, explain about your past experience Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Mizuho Securities in June 2011.
Interview Details – Finance test for the first round, then more rounds interviewing one on one each time. Mostly fit/behavioral questions (classic walk thru resume, challenging courses, why IB... etc) with some technical questions (valuation).
The process took 3 days - interviewed at Mizuho Securities in May 2010.
Interview Details – Was in Japanese and the majority was case based as well as skill based testing. Required to undergo 5 separate interviews and address a penal of 4 people in the last two interviews. Interviewers are not very fluent nor comfortable in English so i t was essential to learn all the manners of corporate Japanese practices
Interview Question – Given the Financial Crisis what elements in the banking sector would you help to protect? Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Mizuho Securities in October 2010.
Interview Details – technical interview. I was asked to do 3 papers, 1 maths, 1 finance and 1 coding. Maths comes from S.Shreve's book, solve SDE. Finance was mainly about different kinds of bonds and rate derivatives. Coding was not about coding but focused on compiling...THE hardest interview I have ever had...
Interview Question – solve SDE: vasicek model Answer Question
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