Tuesday, February 12, 2008

More Interview Questions

Interview Questions (printable)

100% Guaranteed Questions
    * Walk me through your resume.
    * Why Investment Banking / Sales & Trading / Private Client Services?
    * How do you value a company (particular to investment banking)?
    * Why did you choose Tuck?
    * What were your fall term grades? What was your GMAT score? Why didn't you do better in ____ class?
    * What qualities do you think are important for this industry? Do you possess those qualities?
    * Do you understand the structure of our summer program / your job requirements?
    * What is your greatest weakness?
    * Why should we hire you?
    * What do you do for fun?
    * With what other firms are you interviewing? Are you also interviewing with consulting firms or for opportunities outside Investment Banking / Sales & Trading / PCS?
    * If I gave you an offer right now would you accept?
    * Rank the firms with whom you're interviewing in order of preference.
    * What questions do you have for me?

Personal Goals & Accomplishments
    * What made you choose your undergraduate school? Why did you major in __?
    * To what other business schools did you apply? Which ones accepted you? Why did you not choose them?
    * What was your favorite class so far?
    * What are your 5-20 year career plans?
    * What is your proudest accomplishment? Your most challenging personal experience?
    * Tell me about a time when you led a team or took responsibility either at school or in your prior job?
    * How do you work in teams? How do you handle a non-contributing team member? What do you add to a group when you take on a team assignment or group task?
    * Describe a failure. What did you learn from it?
    * How do you handle stress?
    * Tell me a joke.

Financial Questions
    * Why would two companies merge? What major factors drive mergers and acquisitions?
    * Why might a company choose debt over equity financing?
    * Where is our firm's stock trading?
    * Where is the Dow Jones today? S&P? NASDAQ? 20-year or 30-year T-Bonds?
    * Where do you think interest rates will be 2 year from now?
    * Where is the market going?
    * Tell me three items on the front page of today's Wall Street Journal.
    * Do you personally invest in stocks? Which ones? Why?

Accounting Questions
    * Walk me through a typical cash flow statement, balance sheet, or income statement.
    * What is EBITDA?
    * Company X's net income is ___; how do I compute their cash flow?
    * What is goodwill? How does it effect net income?
    * Why would a company choose pooling over purchase accounting?
    * What is working capital?
    * What are deferred taxes?

General Questions
    * How does your past career qualify you for a position in investment banking / sales & trading / PCS?
    * What do you hope to accomplish this summer?
    * Rank the firms on Wall Street. Where do we fit? Who is our competition? What differentiates our firm? What are our strengths / weaknesses?
    * Describe a typical day for a full-time associate.
    * What is your greatest concern about Investment Banking / our firm?


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