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North Star Resource Group Interview Questions

Updated Sep 4, 2017
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at North Star Resource Group.

    Interview

    The interview process was long, but very educational. Initially I had an informational interview, this was helpful to get a better understanding of the company and the profession before I spent a lot of time in the process. From there I was asked to complete 2 assessments (1 personality/1 aptitude). They said my scores aligned with what they were looking for and that I was similar to some of most successful advisors in the firm. Eventually I met with the director of recruiting and he shared with me the major obstacles I would have to overcome when I was starting out (mainly about client acquisition and compensation). It was a bit intimidating, but was very important in my decision making process. At that point I met with the head of the development team and finally my future mentor. I was also asked to put a business plan together which was crucial to my understanding of what I was taking on. Overall, it was a great experience, and it help me identify North Star as the right place to start my career.

    Interview Questions

    • Am I ready to start a business and practice as a financial advisor?   1 Answer

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    Financial Advisor/ Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at North Star Resource Group (Phoenix, AZ) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Deliberate and well thought out process starting with a focus on me, as an individual, and slowly moving towards North Star's mission statement, and how I can add value to the organization. You will have the chance to interview/be interviewed by your future co workers (current advisors) along with others in the organization

    Interview Questions

    • Knowing the 4-year industry average retention rate for a Financial Advisor is around 17%, what are you going to do to beat the 'odds?'   1 Answer
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at North Star Resource Group (Denver, CO) in February 2014.

    Interview

    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

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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    There was none.


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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at North Star Resource Group (Phoenix, AZ).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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

    No negotiation you get what you can earn.


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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chapel Hill, NC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at North Star Resource Group (Chapel Hill, NC) in April 2013.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume online and received a response almost immediately. I was informed that I just needed to take a quick personality exam that the email claimed "Keep in mind there are no right or wrong answers to the questions. It is not a test. The questionnaire simply helps us identify your personality strengths and areas which we can help you grow in. It will also help you decide if this is a good career fit for you. Once completed, I will reach out to you about scheduling your interview with our National Director of Talent Acquisition." I took the personality exam and answered honestly. It asked first for the answer you expected your employer wanted from an employee and then for you to be frank about what the answer was for you. After 4 days, I received an email informing me that "the results show that you most likely would not be happy, long term, in this career with our firm." Overall, I felt misled by the exam and also a bit annoyed that they were making my decision for me.

    Interview Questions

    • If you saw a celebrity, would you go take your picture with them?   Answer Question

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    Client Relationship Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at North Star Resource Group (Boston, MA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    There were four interviews in total, two of them being over the phone, the other two of them were over skype, looking for athletes who put in the time and effort into practice and games, competitive and willingness to overcome adversity

    Interview Questions

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    Financial Advisor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at North Star Resource Group (Minneapolis, MN) in October 2015.

    Interview

    First I attended the informational session. There were about 30 candidates and I believe everyone who expressed interest got interviews. At the actual interview with an advisor who developed his own practice, the interviewer was very considerate of me as a person. He actually told me he didn't think that I would be intellectually stimulated enough by the pace of work as a financial advisor, and recommended that I go to Wall Street instead. However, he did offer me a position as an intern with him.

    Interview Questions

    • One question they had was why I was interested in becoming a financial advisor.   Answer Question

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at North Star Resource Group (Minneapolis, MN) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted by email for a phone interview. The phone interview went well, and received an email with a link to a personality profile quiz. After I submitting my quiz results, I was contacted again for an in-person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What are three words that describe you?
      What was a challenge that you faced and failed? And what would you do differently?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at North Star Resource Group (Philadelphia, PA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    The internship interview process consisted of 4 rounds of interviews, as well as watching videos and writing papers about them. The first round was with the recruiter just going through your resume and a lot of behavioral questions. The second round was with an advisor in the office, mostly just getting to know you. The third round was with a new advisor mostly just to answer questions that you have, and the last interview is with the head of the department.

    Interview Questions


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