So after a great deal of networking and searching on job boards, you have an opportunity to interview for anposition. Now you may be asking how you can prepare for your upcoming interview. Here are three questions that I have been asked in almost all of my interviews:
- Do you have a favorite company right now? You should be prepared to pitch a stock to your interviewer. Know the what industry the company is in and its competitors.
- Why does this company make for a better investment than others in its industry? The interviewer may not specifically ask you this, but he most likely wants to see if you have solid reasoning behind your choice of stock. You should mention fundamental ratios (P/E, / , margin, etc) that you believe set it apart from its competitors. Back up your investment idea with sound economic reasoning. Why is your company in a better position to take advantage of the current economic trends?
- Is this upside priced into the stock already? This is a difficult question to answer unless you have come to the interview prepared with a valuation for your favorite company. Does your valuation show that market has this stock under-priced?
Having well-prepared answers to these questions shows that you have a true interest in the industry, and that you have taken steps to further your interest. Good luck.