General Fit
Interview Questions

Job related Questions

1. Why do you want to work in Mergers & Acquisitions / Investment Banking?

2. Why do you want to work in Banking?

3. Why not Consulting or starting your own company?

4. What M&A experience do you bring to the table?
5. Can you tell us about a recent deal of us that you found interesting. Why?
6. Do you think M&A is a future-proof job?
7. Any specific sector (FIG, TMT etc.) you would like to work in and why?
8. Why not corporate M&A?

Company related Questions

1. Who are our main competitors?

2. Why are you applying to us instead of our competitors? What differentiates us?

3. How does our company make money? Explain our business model.

4. How exactly does our investment banking division make money?
5. What’s the biggest threat to our business model?
6. What challenges is the company currently facing?
7. Have you applied to other companies as well?

Personal related Questions

1. Where do you see yourself in 5 / 10 years?

2. What makes you a good applicant?

3. What keeps you motivated even in stressful times?

4. Why should we hire you over all the other applicants?
5. What do you think a candidate needs in order to succeed in this job?
6. Are you a team player?
7. If not finance, where else would you want to work?
8. Apart from work, what defines you as a person? What are you passionate about?

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