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North Star Resource Group Interview Questions

Updated Oct 9, 2014
Updated Oct 9, 2014
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at North Star Resource Group in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process took about 1.5 months, three phone interviews (one with recruiter, one with future mentor, one with regional manager), one in person interview, and a personality test. Had to fill out a really long booklet and prepare a marketing plan.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I got a better offer somewhere else

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at North Star Resource Group in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Many steps. First I needed to pass a personality test to make it to the phone interview. From the phone interview there was an in-person interview with two people. Needed to complete a project that included my natural market and a questionnaire

    Interview Questions
    • Is this something you really want to do for the rest of your life?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at North Star Resource Group in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    skills/personality assessment to start, then interviewed with recruiter, was called back to interview with two advisors, then got to meet with my potential boss/mentor, lastly I was called back to be made an offer and start paperwork. The whole process took a while but it was thorough and not too difficult

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    Negotiation Details
    There was little room to negotiate because the program structure has been in place for so long and I didn't want to sacrifice my commission payout to take a base salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at North Star Resource Group in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I reached out to a local office regarding a marketing internship in my senior year of college. I had my initial interview with the office manager, then a national level recruiter then the senior partner in the branch office.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about becoming a financial advisor? What makes North Star unique?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was none.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at North Star Resource Group in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews followed by a third one that should have been in person, but due to my location at school the third one was also held over the phone. Straight forward interview questions about future, past accomplishments and jobs.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me 5 characteristics that best describe yourself, and a reason why for each one.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at North Star Resource Group in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews. Followed by an in person interview. Interview was 30 minutes with just the recruiter. Very straight forward questions about future, why financial advising, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your biggest failure/accomplishment during your last job?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at North Star Resource Group.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my schools career website. Later I got a call from the head recruiter and had a brief interview consisting of behavior questions. I believe it lasted around 10 minutes. After the recruiter had me take an online personality test. It was very interesting consisting of what I would do in a situation and what I think my boss would want me to do. After I "passed" that I was called in to meet with the District Vice President and 2 other FA's. One of the FA went over my personality quiz and asked me about my "weak points". Vice President asked me a lot of behavioral questions and then pitched what the company is all about. After that the other FA came in and answered all my questions. For my next interview I had to write up what was a report answering questions such as why do you think people fail in this industry and also to make a fake schedule. After I submitted that I came in again and spoke to the VP about the position and the report I had written. He told me very very clearly about what the position entailed how difficult it would be from the get go and how financial straining it is at first. He even went over my budget with me. Very professional and sincere about how much effort I would have to put in. After this interview I had to interview 8 people I knew about their financial situation and whether they thought I would do well in the industry. They never asked me to give them that information or use it to prospect for clients, rather as a way to see my comfort and ability to get out there. Finally spoke to the CEO of the company and the VP one more time and finally offered the position.

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    • There is a lot of impact that the report makes. Specifically what is called the COI report which is the center of influence report, where you write down all the people you know that can introduce you to future clients. So think thoroughly of whom you may know.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation you get what you can earn.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at North Star Resource Group in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Received a call telling me to take a personality test. The personality test is long and is usually failed towards the end. Note: it is easy to fail. Apparently 80% of candidates fail.

    Apparently, should I have passed the test, I would have had a long interview process consisting of sales pitches, meeting with senior executives, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Personality Test: Which would you believe that employers like to hear?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at North Star Resource Group in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Emailed a "Talent Recruitment" employee with a brief cover letter and resume. Phone interview was scheduled a couple days later. Interviewer was not friendly at all, but the questions were pretty standard (i.e. strengths, weaknesses, time you failed, time you succeeded).

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at North Star Resource Group in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Started with a personality test, then a phone interview. After that there was a background interview. About a week later I was scheduled for an interview where I ask current employee's about there job and experiences so far within the company. Next step would have been filling out a business plan and presenting it to senior partner. Friendly people.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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