World Trade Securities
World Trade Securities Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Very Easy Interview
Trader Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at World Trade Securities in February 2013.
Interview Details – I was emailed to interview here, thinking it was a normal, salaried trading position but then found out that it was nothing more than a typical prop shop. Wherein you're asked to put up your own money up front for your licenses and your individual trading account. A waste of my time.
Interview Question – Do you like sports? (Wanted someone who likes competition...?) Answer Question
Reason for Declining – It wasn't a paid position. All commission.
Trader Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at World Trade Securities in March 2011.
Interview Details – The interview was with two managers from the firm. They contacted me through email for a test after 2 weeks we had a panel interview. Received the offer after 2 weeks
Generally easy questions about risk and trading. what is trading risk? what is your plan in 5 years? what is the ideal job if you could not trade.
Day Trader Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at World Trade Securities in February 2011.
Interview Details – I applied through my school's career center.
They contacted me through email twice.
- 1st You have to pass an online quiz of 15 questions.
-2nd Interview date
The 1:1 interview did not last more than an hour.
They asked me about my goals, why I fit the position, an NPV question to examine my decision process.
They contacted me 2 weeks later with their decision.
Advice: Be yourself!
Interview Question – You have the choice between a dollar or a 10$ bill sealed in an envelop, which you can only obtain if you correctly guess a number from 1 to 10. Which would you go for? Answer Question
Equities Trader Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at World Trade Securities in August 2009.
Interview Details – The two managers interviewed me for about 40 minutes, asking why do I think I would be good at trading, what do I know about this type of trading, trading psychology, etc. I got the sense that they were a fairly knowledgeable and professional team, but not without a tinge of macho/bravado that traders often have. A question I particularly remember is: "If you could play a game just once with two choices: take $1 or have a 1/10 chance of getting $10, what would you choose? How about $1 vs 1/10 chance of $15? How about $10000 vs 1/10 chance of $100k?"
Interview Question – If you could play a game just once with two choices: take $1 or have a 1/10 chance of getting $10, what would you choose? How about $1 vs 1/10 chance of $15? How about $10000 vs 1/10 chance of $100k? View Answers (3)