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New HireVue interview questions at Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan

Investment banking internships are open – in the US, at least – and there’s a good chance if you’ve already applied, you’ve also been given the chance to take part in a HireVue interview.

If you’ve never done a HireVue interview before (we have a great article on them here), the gist of it is that you sit down in front of your computer and you answer interview questions. For all of HireVue’s reputation – AI facial tic analysis, some real Skynet stuff – we were assured that such aspects were a thing of the past, and organisations (including banks) that use the platform don’t do that anymore.

The sort of questions you’ll be asked in a HireVue interview are basically the same as you’ll encounter in a “normal”, or in-person, interview. The difference is that instead of having a few pairs of eyeballs to look at whilst you’re trying to remember and apply the S.T.A.R. technique to Starbucks not having caramel syrup before your big first work day, you get to stare at the faint reflection in your laptop screen.

But anyway, treat your HireVue interview the same as a sit-down interview, try not to overthink your answers, don’t worry if you’re sweating or twitching, and read our in-depth article on them.

We trawled forums – Glassdoor, Wall Street Oasis, and Reddit, among others – to find the most common questions you could expect at a HireVue interview at two banks – JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs. Some are specific to the bank, and some are more general.

Goldman Sachs HireVue interview questions

Why Goldman Sachs?

Why do you want to work in investment banking?

Why are you interested in (the department)?

Why do you think you’re a good fit for this position/department/role?

How to your think about the current IPO market?

Walk me through your resume.

Which of your skills have you worked on?

Why do you think you should work here?

What would you do in [XXXX] scenario?

How would you handle it if the priorities for a project you were working on were suddenly changed?

What was the cause of the Great Financial Crisis?

Walk us through how depreciation affects the three financial statements.

What industry are you most interested in?

Tell me about an investment you made in your investment club?

How do you see yourself contributing?

Why do you want to work here?

Tell me about a time you faced conflict within the team. How did you resolve it?

What would you do with extra cash on your balance sheet?

Tell us about a time you worked in a group.

Tell us about a project you are passionate about.

What recent news, books, or podcast have you heard?

Walk us through a DCM balance sheet analysis of a company’s enterprise value.

What do you understand by “the financial market”?

Describe a challenging situation and describe how you overcame it.

What do you know about a controller's responsibility in a bank? (Middle office)

Describe a situation where you had to make a difficult decision.

What type of data have you previously worked with? (Middle office)

What drives you?

JPMorgan HireVue interview questions

Why do you want to work for JPMorgan?

Why do you want this position/role?

Walk us through a DCF.

How does [XXXX] affect these three financial statements?

How many golf balls can fit in a Boeing 747?

What are Goldman Sach's valuation techniques?

What did you enjoy about your previous internship?

What is your favorite recent M&A deal?

What is going on in the markets, and what moves would you make?

What drives you? Why are you interested in this team?

What are you passionate about?

What is your greatest strength?

Tell me about a time you worked in a team.

Tell me about a time you resolved a conflict.

How does a bank make money?

Tell me a time you had to overcome a challenge as a developer? (Tech)

Tell me about your most interesting project.

Tell me a time you stood up for someone or something?

Tell me a time when you worked on a team.

Find the intersection of two arrays. (Tech)

Find subarray with largest sum in array. (Tech)

What technology do you think will change consumer facing banking in the next decade? (Tech)

What is hashing?

List 3 data structures and when you would implement them.

Why do you want to work in the finance space?

What is a company or industry you've been following, and why?

What is your greatest strength?

Describe a time when you made a mistake and/or learned something from a superior.

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AUTHORZeno Toulon
  • Be
    20 November 2020

    Which among these 4 is the best early careers path to follow in your opinion? And which is the worst?
    1. Product management and marketing
    2. Project management
    3. Regulatory / legal compliance
    4. Risk management?

  • Ev
    26 October 2020

    Hi did they only ask you 3 questions ?

  • Al
    22 October 2020

    Hi, What uni do you go to? I applied too but I'm worried they won't accept me because I don't go to a Russell group uni.

  • Va
    10 October 2019

    Hello, does anyone know the type of questions at GS for the Securities Division 2020 and the number of questions asked. Thank you in advance !

  • Aa
    Aaruni Dhiva
    11 September 2019

    Just did the HireVue with JP Morgan for Wealth Management Analyst 2020.
    One of the questions asked were what are the greatest challenges the financial services industry will be facing in the next 5 years!
    Rest of them were similar the list above.. Its a standard 3 question format with 30 seconds to prep and 2 mins to answer with one chance to re record!

    Good luck guys!

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