Technical Analyst Interview Questions in Springfield, MA

Technical Analyst Interview Questions in Springfield, MA

Companies rely on technical analysts to predict the future performance of a stock based on the stock's past performance and stock market patterns. Prepare to answer questions that allow the interviewer to assess your information-gathering process, communication skills, and ability to deal with workplace challenges.

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Top Technical Analyst Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top technical analyst interview questions and how to answer them:

Question #1: How do you organize and prioritize your work?

How to answer: This question lets the interviewer know that you understand the role of a technical analyst and allows them to assess your information-gathering skills and organizational skills. You can draw on personal experience, and you should be clear and concise when outlining how you research a stock. Be sure to mention what sources you use because the interviewer will want to know which sources you find reliable.

Question #2: Have you ever applied new technology to analyze a stock?

How to answer: This question allows you to demonstrate that you are familiar with the latest technology and analysis methods. Even if you don't have personal experience implementing new technology on the job, you should still indicate to the interviewer that you're not afraid to think outside of the box and adapt to changes in the industry.

Question #3: Have you ever had to share a difficult piece of information?

How to answer: The interviewer asks this question to make sure that you communicate openly, even when you have bad news. Answer this question honestly while emphasizing your diplomacy skills and dedication to your team.

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Technical Business Analyst was asked...July 21, 2015

How do you know when you have enough documentation?

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Too much documentation has never been an issue in projects I've worked on in the past. I feel there's enough when, at a glance, new people coming into the project can be caught up quickly. The way I write my stories allows QA to build an easily readable Cucumber test suite that serves as documentation on features, and I let developers create their own documentation on project set up. Other documentation may include mockups and flow charts but are primarily used for estimation and feature building. Less

Caidan Management Company

It wasn't really difficult. If you know the cookie cutter questions, you can easily walk through this interview. I have added a question when I interview people: What is your passion when it comes to business analysis? Why do you want to be one?

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Understanding a part of the business well enough to come up with effective solutions that require minimal effort and then getting the required buy-in from other people in the organization. The political dynamics are an important reason for doing the job. Less


How would you handle a situation where there is no clear solution to a problem

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Provide the best solution available to you to help alleviate the issue. If you have access to SMEs then get their opinion first. After providing the solution you have on hand, speak to others who are knowledgeable about the topic (SMEs, Vendors, Folks from other appropriate organizations), and research online to find a better more sustainable solution to the problem. Throughout the process be sure to communicate the issue and challenges to the appropriate managers and user community for clarity, feedback, and possible assistance. Less

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Will you be able to join immediately?

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yes immediately

yes sure


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Global Mentoring Solutions

All the questions were generic and quickly were found to be scripted.

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Wow Wayne K. Way to go with the scripted answers. I was looking into applying to this company , but after reading those poorly scripted answers, not anymore. Less

We thank you for your feedback. We are regularly reviewing our application process and looking for improvements. In response to your comment about creating a hotmail account, the purpose of that question was NOT to test your technical skills at all. I can't get into the purpose of the question, but we were looking for something else there. Less

For consistency and objectivity, we do have an interview script that we follow. That way, all applicants are on the same playing field and compared fairly. Less

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Cashfac Technologies

If 3 men were having sex, and the one at the back had AIDS, how long would it take for the one at the front to get AIDS?

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I interviewed with Cashfac a few years ago. I thought the worst thing about them was that they were technically clueless. (e.g., they were sending software updates on CDs through the post, instead of more sane delivery mechanisms. ) Looks like that wasn't the worst thing about them. It's unbelievable that anyone who would ask an inappropriate, homophobic question like this still has a job anywhere, let alone with this company. Less

This is disgraceful question to ask in the interview. Person who asked this question should no longer be working with the company. There is no policy again for this company. Less

Absolutely disgusting and unbelievable. In any proper, decent company, this individual would be fired on the spot, but Cashfac seem to think a superficial "apology" is enough. Really exposes the intelligence levels and attitudes that are prevalent in this company for all to see. Less

Citicapital Commercial Corp

Why do you want to work with CITI?

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I have to better knowledge

I am Vineeth


Kerridge Commercial Systems

If you were in a room with three light switches, and you could not see out of the room and you could only leave the room once. The three corresponding light bulbs are in another room. How do you tell which light switches belong to which bulbs?

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My answer to this is: Assign a value to each light switch (A,B,C) Start a timer for 3 minutes Flip switch A and B on After the 3 minutes is up, flip B off again. Go into the other room. The lighting bulb belongs to switch A The the other two light bulbs (one will be hot and one will be cold) The hot bulb belongs to switch B The cold bulb belongs to switch C. Less

(I mean you would put one resistor in series with each of the three switches, obviously; the greatest value resistor would result in the most dimming). Less

Assumptions: You have three inputs: X, Y, Z with two possible states (0,1). You have three outputs: A,B,C with two possible states (0,1). The inputs and outputs are independent of each other, but one input should be matched to one output. For example, if X --> A, then X(1) --> A(1). Note: we don't actually know whether the normal state of the switch is open or closed. For our purposes 0 is normal state, 1 is abnormal state. You have one chance to observe the outputs. You could flip one of the switches and observe, but this will only tell you about one of the connections and leave two unknowns. You could flip two switches, but this still leaves two unknowns. You could flip all three, but this leaves three unknowns. You could flip none of them, but that leaves three unknowns. Another possibility is to McGyver the light switches by placing three resistors of different values in series with the switch, verifying the switch is closed, and then observe the relative brightnesses of the bulbs. More creatively, you could use your one trip to leave the room to find the documentation and/or the persons responsible for this cruel experiment. I am sure this is wrong, but I was never a math or CS major. =D Less


It wasn't a serious of tough or difficult questions. There was a series of questions which I answered, and then because I thought I properly done my homework. when I was asked if there were any questions I had for the interviewer, I asked if they had tested their pages against some security issues that were going on at the time. The interviewer had to admit no they hadn't.

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Best to not mention anything outside of what you're applying for. You probably came off as a risk too them. Security issues or talking about Hacking is a gray area; something you should only have conversations with when appropriate staff are around. Next time ask to expand on resume about a scenario in which you improved security. Less

Relating to experience is key to get the conversation rolling. "As technical support I often have questions regarding security; [follow up with selling yourself on firewalls/acl/Methodology]". Less

I was later told in the interview feed back that I was "arrogant" for asking those questions.. Wow!! Seems like it would have been better not doing the research.. that's a first, and when I thought about what the recruiter said, .. well what can I say. The code words he used were for guys. Less


"Why did you apply to IBM we don't have phd graduates apply to IBM, I've never seen a PhD graduate at IBM?" closely followed by "I had assumed you by your name you were going to be a woman?"

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jaw dropping facial reaction

Don't get this - I know of at least a dozen phd's in the area I work in (from physics it's to history and classics phd's) - all are customer facing roles. I've also managed a couple - and i was a manager for only 2.5 years Less

Also last comment verges on discrimination. Anyone trained by Ibm in management or recruitment must not make that sort of comment Less

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