Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Investment Banking Interview II

Investment Banking Interview – Questions Frequently Asked

What are the most frequently asked investment banking interview questions? They are generally categorized as follows:

  • Resume / Personality
  • Finance
  • Financial Market
  • Accounting
  • Investment Banking
  • Random
  • Brain Teaser

North America is where bankers can learn a lot. For those who really want to make a lot, Asia Pacific is the paradise. While Goldman Sachs is one of the most admired employers, let’s take a look at their video briefing to candidates for how to prepare for an investment banking interview in the Asia Pacific region. Source: Goldman Sachs

Top 10 Investment Banking Interview Questions
  1. Walk me through the highlights of your resume. I'm interested in the decisions you have made.
  2. Why investment banking? Why our bank?
  3. How do you value a company?
  4. Why did you choose Goldman?
  5. What other firms are you interviewing with and why? Are you interviewing with consulting firms also? What career opportunities are you exploring other than iBanking?
  6. What were your grades in college? What were your grades for the first semester at university? What was your GMAT score? Be ready to explain any weak-points.
  7. What qualities would you consider most important for a career in iBanking? What are your greatest strengths? What are your weaknesses?
  8. What do you understand the responsibilities of an associate/summer associate to be?
  9. Describe a current event in the market?
  10. What questions do you have for me? Always have at least two questions prepared per bank.

Tomorrow, we’ll look at the other sets of iBanking interviewing questions.

Recommended reading: IB Interview Guide

Investment Banking Interview

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