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Common Interview Questions for Banking Jobs

Deciding upon a future career is one of the toughest decisions a person has to make in life. Fortunately, entering into a banking career brings innumerable benefits and is one of the most sought after jobs on the market today.

But not just anyone can become part of the wider banking team, however. It takes true professionalism and wit to make a lasting impression upon any banking employer. The interview process is the best time to make this impression upon your prospective boss.

But what kind of questions should you be prepared to answer?

These are some of the most common interview questions asked during any banking job interview.

1. Why do you wish to be a Banker?

Just when you thought you had your life all figured out, this question will be answered. Many people overlook this question when preparing for an interview because they think it is a given obvious. Do not be fooled however, this is one of the most important and most common questions asked that either makes or breaks a prospective job!

2. But why this bank?

So you want to be a banker? But why this bank? Why not join with our competition?

Employers always look for loyalty in an individual, and answering this question right can make all the difference in you being chosen over your competition.

It is also great to know the specifics of the bank in question. Knowing their stock prices, business model, who the CEO of the bank is and the likes, will show that you truly wish for the job and are a knowledgeable individual.

3. What is the price of milk in Dubai?

This is not a specific question that might be asked per se. But banking employers love to throw around “brainteaser” questions. These questions, though they may sound silly, will show an employer how you can deal with certain situations under stress or limited time, and how you find a solution to the problem at hand.

In essence, such questions show what kind of personality you have and how you plan on solving problems.

4. What is the current trends on the Stock Market?

Joining a banking business means obviously having to know the ins and outs of the current financial world situation. Money makes the world go ’round, and banking employers want to make sure you know this.

Being knowledgeable about the latest trades and major pieces of news on the stock market is essential. Also ensure to form an opinion about such matters, for you are sure to be asked!

Preparing for any banking interview can seem like a long and stressful process, but fortunately this is not the case. By knowing the most common questions you will be asked, you can easily prepare to ace any meeting with your future employer. Even better, by showing you are a knowledgeable person by correctly answering such questions, you are sure to land the banking job of your dreams.

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