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Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Interview Questions

Updated 5 Dec 2014
Updated 5 Dec 2014
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Financial Representative Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Skokie, IL (US)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Skokie, IL (US)
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

Interview Details

The interview process took a couple weeks and I met with 4 or 5 different people. The interview questions were very basic and mostly related to if you can handle a sales position. Some things they asked were when have you have failed and how did you handled it, and if you are ok with rejection. Nothing unexpected

Interview Questions
  • You have to do a market survey to show them you can handle sitting down with people and that you can get referrals.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
none, all commission
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews, all in-person at the location. First was with the campus recruiter, the second with a financial representative, and the third was a powerpoint presentation to 3 people (the first two people you interviewed with and the head director of campus recruitment). The presentation was on why you should be hired

    Interview Questions
    • "Describe to me a situation where you encountered rejection. How did you deal with it?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview consists of 5 interviews total, an emotional intelligence aptitude exam, as well as a suitability questionnaire. The interview was very much so based on trial and error and how well you can adapt to several scenarios. Meeting with clients face to face, work ethic, and if you have the ability to be self-motivated is most important.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time you handled a difficult situation with a customer. What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    very informal, straight forward questions, nothing tricky or too complicated to answer, their idea is to get a sense of who you are and what you are looking for in efforts to see if you will be a good fit

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    It was a three-step interview process. Phone prescreen, in-person, and phone once again. It was not too bad. Understand and show how you could benefit the company. The first phone interview basically consisted of getting to know who you are as a person. This would help them see if you are culturally fit for the particular type of business. In-person, I got a closer look at what my day-to-day life would be like as an intern, a project that I would be responsible for completing in about a week, and showed them a presentation. The last phase of the interview process basically laid the foundation of what Northwestern Mutual offers to clients.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  6.  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Very Easy, they contacted me after a friend refereed me to the recruiter during his interview. There was a phone interview that was very general interview question. Then another 1:1 with the college unit director and finally with the managing director. All the interviews were very laid back and easy going.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    Can only speak to the initial interview.(step one of what appears to be many) Initial interview was a meeting with a company recruiter. More of a sales pitch from their side, seemed very rehearsed but not aggressive at all. If you are familiar with the industry you will be able to figure out quickly what the position is all about. If you are not familiar with the industry I strongly advise that you do your homework and reach out to a seasoned broker who can explain what the job really is. They are trying to sell you here in this step.

    Interview Questions
    • Actually there were no questions in this first interview. They did not need/want to see a resume, sales records, revenue records or anything of the usual sort. However, a few days later you will receive an email with an extremely long questionnaire for you to complete. Be prepared, these are extremely personal questions relating to your personal finances, your own investment portfolio, your income requirements, etc. They are trying to figure out if you have a realistic idea of what the job entails and also want to know if you have the right connections to make it a successful business. This is as close to buying into a franchise as you can get.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Not in a liquid enough position to pay the monthly expenses and to wait so long for a positive cash flow.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They're wonderful. Just trying to get a feel if you're a people person. If you don't pass the multiple interviews, you probably aren't cut out to break down doors and make the sales needed in order to make a living.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is comprised of various steps first is the phone screening. Then you meet with the recruiter in person and they ask why your interested, they get an idea of who you are and if you might be a good fit. Next you are asked to give a presentation to see how you would present in front of a potential client and also to see how you would represent the company. Next they ask you to develop a list of 200 people who you would go into business with. Finally you meet with a person who could possibly be you mentor.

    Interview Questions
    • Develop a list of 200 people who you would go into business with.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Mutual.

    Interview Details

    At least 2 if not three interviews. Wanted to know professional characteristics and personal characteristics to get to know who I was as a person. Great questions. Expect to spend 5 minutes answering the "Tell me about yourself" question including education, work experience, and career goals - why you have those goals.

    Interview Questions
    • What are you most proud of doing in your life?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer

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