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Scotiabank Financial Advisor Interview Questions

Updated Jul 21, 2017
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    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview

    phone call to review experience and standard behavioural based questions, two interviews, once with hiring manager/panel interview and once with branch manager/assistant manager you will work directly for

    Interview Questions

    • Elaborate on your strengths and weaknesses and how they will help and hinder your performance in sales   Answer Question

  2.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview

    This was a detailed interview with a lot of give and take - to felt more conversational. Hence, the interviewer made it a comfortable experience and took the time to ask about my experience and relevant qualifications suitable for the position.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Financial Advisor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview

    I applied online and got the phone interview several days later. They have two rounds and the next step is to meet with branch managers. I was asked to describe yourself, go through your resume and education background , whats your plan in the next five years, and also asked if I have any sales experience

    Interview Questions

    • describe yourself, go through your resume and education background , whats your plan in the next five years, and also asked if I have any sales experience   Answer Question

  4.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Scotiabank in May 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online. Got an email in a few days to book a video interview. Just did my video interview and it was about 25 mins long. She said they'll get back to me in 2 weeks so I'm waiting for feedback now

    Interview Questions


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    Financial Advisor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney River, NS (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Scotiabank (Sydney River, NS (Canada)) in May 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and then I went through two telephone interviews, following which I was sent a personality quiz to submit and then had an in person interview with two managers.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us a time when you had to explain a difficult conceot to somebody and how you achieved it   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a time that you went above and beyond for a customer and what their reaction was   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a time when you had to interact with and help a new team member and how you accomplished that   Answer Question
    • Tell us a time when you overcame a great obstacle   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a time when procedures were changed and you weren't given much notice and how you handled that situation   Answer Question
    • Tell us a time when you had to persuade someone to see things your way   Answer Question
    • If you got the job What do you hope to accomplish your first day / month / first 3 months ?   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (14)  

    Financial Advisor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Scotiabank (Markham, ON (Canada)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    pre-screen interview ask about basic information go through resume about 40 mins, behavioral interview 5 questions about 40 mins and then after around two weeks go to branch, two branch manager face to face interview, include general question situational question and behavioral question right now waiting for results

    Interview Questions

    • 1. tell me about yourself 2. what did you know about Scotia 3. see u in five years 4. go and beyond cx expectation 5. how to achieved sales target give example 6. how to explain hard concept to cx 7. how to deliver bad news to cx 8. cannot come in office hours 9. how to do when manager have different ideas 9. how to improve sales 10 what do you prepare for this interview   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Financial Advisor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Scotiabank in April 2017.

    Interview

    There was a one-on-one interview for a duration of 40 minutes asking behavioral questions. When the individual interviews were finished, there was a group activity including the others who were invited to the panel. It involved us working together to present the topic that was chosen by the employee's and afterwards, we had a mock telephone conversation based on the scenario of that subject.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Financial Advisor Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Scotiabank.

    Interview

    First step: Questionnaire
    Second stage: Personality Test - based on how you see yourself and the opinions you have, but really geared towards sales.
    Telephone Interview: That is the stage I am at currently.
    Face-to-face interview at a branch.

    Interview Questions

    • For the Questionnaire: What are your career goals, short-term and long-term?   Answer Question

  9.  

    Financial Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The interview was conducted over the phone and was approx one hour. Recruiter was very nice/easy to speak with, and was asked a number of behavioral and situational type questions.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about previous sales experience, dealing with a tough customer and more along those lines. They want to know your values and beliefs align with theirs.   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (5)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Scotiabank in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied through an employee referral. First they called just for pre-screening to know about my previous experience and scheduled a phone interview after 2 days. Phone interview was good as she was very polite and providing enough details. All questions in phone interview were behavioural. Then at the end of phone interview she told me about the next step of the interview which was panel interview after 15 days. within a week after phone interview I received an e-mail containing details of panel interview.

    During the panel interview, there were 4 interviewers( 3 managers and 1 district training manager). We were 3 applicants for group activity and then 2/4 interviewers asked behaviour questions individually and then switched. it was good as all of the interviewers were very polite and professional. they made the interview very comfortable. They said the result will be told to you within 10 business days. Fingers Crossed....until 10 days.

    One advice I can give is: Just be confident... Shine in the crowd..... show them that you have that passion for Customer service

    **** I had to choose option " Offer accepted " as the website asking to choose option.

    Interview Questions

    • Went above and beyond customer expectations?
      Best customer service you ever received?
      conflict with co-worker
      have you ever said NO to customer???? In which way????
      unhappy customer story
      why Scotiabank?
      Questions about leadership, customer service, sales target.....all were behaviour based.   Answer Question

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