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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Diego, CA Mar 2012 – Reviewed May 18, 2013 New
Interview Details – Interview process was pretty straight forward, and everyone was really nice. Nevertheless, I had this sneaking suspicion the whole time that there was a lot of flattery scripted into how the recruiter interacts with you. It felt at times as if they were trying to sell the Financial Representative position to me more than I was trying to sell my resume to them.
Interview Question – List ten unique questions you have about the position. This was the "homework" leading up to the second interview with NW Mutual. I felt this was an attempt to further sell the position to me. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA Apr 2013 – Reviewed Apr 25, 2013
Interview Details – I had 3 interviews all of which were over the phone. Very friendly and informative. They understood the difficulties of the position and were able to relay it to me. They did give me a market survey assignment which they only asked about during the 3rd interview.
Interview Question – Would you be comfortable asking warm leads to meet with you or refer others to meet with you? View Answer
Negotiation Details – It's a set intern position, very little negotiations.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 10, 2013
Interview Details – Applied on campus recruiting website, contacted by a recruited a couple weeks later. Very professional process, they worked around my already busy schedule.
Interview Question – Tell me about your savings philosophy? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Greenwood, IN – Reviewed Apr 9, 2013
Interview Details – I applied this position through my school job site and I got contacted by the recruiter very soon afterwards. The first interview was a phone interview. It was very informative, because they wanted to know if you understand this position and know what you are getting into. Feel free to ask questions regarding the position, however, I still recommend you to do some research before your phone interview. The second interview is one on one, before which I took a personality assessment. I was offered that internship at the end of the interview.
Interview Question – What do you expect yourself to be 10 years from now on? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Apr 2012 – Reviewed Mar 30, 2013
Interview Details –
The hiring process for Northwestern Mutual is fairly extensive. It is a series of three interviews and during which they ask you to fill out market surveys and a powerpoint to sell yourself to the manager.
The first interview is with a campus recruiter and is a behavioral interview
The second interview is with a Fincanial Representative in which they explain NMFN's life insurance products to you then ask you to fill out market surveys with local prfessionals and to prepare a powerpoint on why you should work there
The third interview is with the Managing Director and the first two interviewers in which you go over your powerpoint and market surveys
Interview Question –
general behavioral questions
i.e. can you give an example of a time you displayed leadership, worked as a team etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Tucson, AZ May 2011 – Reviewed Feb 2, 2013
Interview Details – 3-step interview process. 1st is with recruiter... to get to know you, basic behavioral questions, learn more about the role, etc. 2nd is with the Campus Unit Director (CUD) and it's more about the day-to-day and seeing if you're a good fit. Compensation is discussed. 3rd is a presentation to the recruiter, CUD, and another Financial Rep. about why you're a good fit, how you're going to contribute, and how you're going to give back to the community.
Interview Question – How do you deal with rejection? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. It's 100% commission...
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Morristown, NJ – Reviewed Jan 23, 2013
Interview Details – Applied for Olson Financial Group in Morristown, NJ. Very friendly on the phone, easy to talk to and love to hear about good communication skills (because the job is primarily cold-calling and expanding on established warm-markets such as friends and family). When I went in for the second and last interview, it took about 5 minutes for them to give me the job. I was a bit skeptical by how quickly they accepted me but they are legitimate and it is possible to make lots of money if you work ruthlessly and intensely to expand on your warm market.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected, which made me skeptical. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Commission and fixed weekly stipend, negotiating was not an option.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Atlanta, GA Nov 2011 – Reviewed Aug 10, 2012
Interview Details – The interviews are very simple, no technical questions like you may find in banking or financial analysis. It's a people oriented job, so they just want to see what kind of person you are, and if you're motivated enough to do this. It's more like making small talk than a strict interview where you're outnumbered 5 to 1, which is good because in this business you're going to have a lot of conversations.
Interview Question – Tell us about your family. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Afterwards there's a lot of contract documents to sign. Some of them you will do in the office and others will be mailed to you.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Cincinnati, OH May 2011 – Reviewed Aug 8, 2012
Interview Details – Three separate interviews at their office. Prior to that you complete some online surveys to determine if you are a good fit. First interview explains how the internship works and compensation. Second interview you have to submit 200 names and numbers of people to telephone and are given more information on the internship. Third interview is the job offer.
Interview Question – Was asked to try and set an appointment for a meeting. (role playing) Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Scottsdale, AZ Dec 2011 – Reviewed Aug 1, 2012
Interview Details – The entire interview process consisited of one phone interview and 3 in person interviews. The phone interview is more of a formality to set up a time to meet with youe. The first interview is your standard interview where they get to know you and want to see what you bring to the table. If you receive an offer for the second interview you will have one networking assignment to complete, the interview will mostly be an informational meeting where they pitch the top-ten internship to you. The third interview requires the most work, you have to come in with atleast ten completed surveys that you have had other people fill out aswell as a presentation that not only shows why you would be a good addition to the program but why you like the company and specifically this internship program. It should be noted that if you had a good interview they will more than likely ask you to come back for the next interview at the end of your current interview.
Interview Question – Give me a 30 second elevator speech about yourself Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The program offers you a set stipend and commission ratio, so there is no room for improvement
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