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Financial Advisor Interview Questions

"When hiring financial advisors, large banks and financial institutions are looking for finance-savvy candidates who have the knowledge, experience, and sales skills to grow a substantial clientele base. In an interview, be ready to participate in a sales role-play with a hypothetical customer as well as discuss how you've attracted new clients in the past. While no formal degree is necessary, a background in business, sales, or finance is preferred."

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(Paraphrase) Can you handle building a client base from scratch?

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Yes, though it would be a matter of having the desire to focus only on sales (and not also planning and analytics)

Tell us about a time when you disagreed with a policy and what did you do.

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a question I remember was "With this tough economy how ccan you be successful"

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Role play with interviewer. Interviewer calls you to invest in stock that was recommended by neighbor.

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If given X area square footage and X length of the room, what is the room's perimeter?

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Why should we invest $110,000 in you?

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Why do you want to work for Merrill Lynch?

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Are you afraid of success?

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He asked me to make a list of 100 people I know with 100K to invest.

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Why don't they offer a start up salary to get on your feet?

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