Financial Advisor Interview Preparation Guide
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Financial Advisor job preparation guide for freshers and experienced candidates. Number of Financial Advisor frequently asked questions(FAQs) asked in many interviews

23 Financial Advisor Questions and Answers:

1 :: Who is Financial Advisor?

A financial adviser (or advisor) is a professional who renders financial services to clients. According to the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), terms such as financial adviser and financial planner are general terms or job titles used by investment professionals and do not denote any specific designations.
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2 :: What I should expect from a financial adviser?

You should expect your financial adviser to deal with you and your affairs in an open, honest and professional manner. The role of a financial adviser is to recommend financial products and strategies that best suit your needs and personal circumstances from a myriad of options.
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3 :: Financial advisor common interview questions:

► What qualifications and licenses do you hold?
► How long have you worked as a financial advisor and which firms have you worked for?
► Describe the services you've offered?
► How many clients have you served, what is their average portfolio, and what is the size of assets that you have managed?
► Do you take continuing education classes for financial advising?
► Tell us about your past performance?
► Why did you choose this career? What does it mean to be a financial advisor?
► What are the skills that allow you to be a successful advisor?
► Do you have references: clients, co-workers, and superiors?
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4 :: Financial advisor behavioral interview questions:

► Describe your management style or philosophy?
► How do you choose investments and how often do you adjust portfolios?
► Do you prepare a written plan for your clients?
► Do you have a backup plan?
► How do you make your clients feel that you are someone to trust with their money?
► Can you describe your ethical responsibility to a client regarding monetary risk?
► Can you offer your budgeting practices concerning a retirement forecast?
► How do you maintain your customer base?
► Can you build a customer base from the beginning?
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5 :: What are the financial advisor technical skills and experience?

Several questions about financial terms may be asked to review knowledge and expertise. Examples of terms are given below:
► Active and passive investing
► Stock versus bonds - variable percentages
► Options delta
► Hard assets
► Net present value
► Mutual funds
► Defining a favorite stock and an impassive or disliked stock
► Short-term investment tools, such as short-term bonds or certificates of deposit
► Valuing a customer in financial terms
► Historical accounting
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6 :: Do you know what is unique about retainer?

Even though this is our mid-tier retainer, clients aren't treated like "mid-tier" clients. We devised this retainer to make our practice more affordable to the "average person." It is great way for clients to partner with an advisor, but not pay the higher fee of the Wealth Management option.
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7 :: Financial advisor common interview mistakes:

► Not dressing appropriately.
► Not turning off your phone.
► Not knowing the interviewer's name.
► Not bringing extra copies of your resume.
► Not bringing a list of references.
► Not making eye contact with the interviewer.
► Criticizing your prior bosses and companies.
► Not remembering your work history.
► Asking about salary.
► Not sending a thank you note after the interviewer.
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8 :: Financial advisor common interview questions part 1:

► Tell me about yourself?
► What are your biggest strengths?
► Why did you leave your last job?
► What are your career goals for Financial advisor?
► Why do you want to work here?
► What are your greatest weaknesses for Financial advisor?
► What do you know about our organization?
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9 :: Financial advisor common interview questions part 2:

► What kind of salary are you looking for Financial advisor?
► How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
► Do you know anyone who works for us?
► Why should we hire you?
► What Is Your Dream Job
► What are you looking for in a job?
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10 :: Financial Advisor types of interview questions part 1:

► Screening Interview
► Phone Interview
► Stress interview
► Group Interview
► Panel Interview
► Lunch (Breakfast) Interview
► Behavioral Interview
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