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8/12/17

Help! JP Morgan Investment Banking Video Interview Questions?

I just got offered a J.P. Morgan - Video Interview. What should I expect? This is what was stated in the email. "As mentioned previously, we would like to give you the opportunity to tell us more about yourself and invite you to record video responses to 3 questions."

Please let me know on how to proceed and on how to prepare. Do you know if they ask specific video interview questions? Do you have any general video interview tips? Something like a top 10 interview questions and answers list to the JP Morgan hirevue interview?

Thank you so much.

Investment Banking Video Interview Questions?

If you're at the video interview portion of your internship application process this most likely means you've passed the initial screen application screen (i.e., GPA) and phone interview. This video interview is likely the only thing standing between you and the Superday. And just like any other aspect of the application process, there are known details you should know and prepare for in advance.

In regards to the video interviews, the general consensus from the WSO Community suggests that the video interviews tend to have some similarities regardless of the firm you're applying to. The 2 main aspects you need to plan for are:

  1. The Video Interview Structure, and;
  2. The Questions

Hirevue and Yello Format

  • 3-4 Questions
  • 60 seconds to prepare your response
  • 60-90 seconds to deliver your response
  • A couple retakes to submit your video after reviewing your response
    The whole process should take somewhere between 20-30 min depending on the amount of time you use in the above steps.


Hirevue and Yello Questions

In regards to the questions, there is no list of known questions that you can plan for but there some topics that frequently come up. You can prepare for each by knowing some of the common questions that fall in each bucket. Having your answers to the below questions should definitely increase your chances of making it to the next round.

Behavioral

These questions tend to focus on your actions in the past. They look to assess how you have behaved in the past and whether or not you have the requisite skills and personality to succeed in the firm.

** Questions that prior video interviewees have been asked are

  • Why JPM?
  • Why IB?
  • Describe a situation where you had to collaborate with a difficult colleague
  • Give an example of how you've worked on a team.

Situational

These questions tend to focus on how you would behave in the future via a hypothetical situation. These questions will assess your problem solving ability and how you might handle difficult circumstances in the future.

**Questions you might run into

  • If you know your boss is 100% wrong about something how would you handle it?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years' time?
  • You have 10 minutes before you're due to give a presentation. What do you do?

Technical

Lastly, you have the technical questions. This is purely to assess your knowledge and/or intelligence. The questions can very from defining finance terminology, to current world events/market trends, or

** Questions you might run into

  • What's WACC and how do you calculate it?
  • Name me two companies that you think should consider merging. Why?
  • How would you value an established industrials company vs. a tech start-up? Why?
  • What's the Treasury Stock Method?
  • Why would you or would you not invest in Apple?
  • What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average/FTSE as of today's opening bell?
  • Walk me through a DCF

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Comments (710)

8/3/17

Just got this as well, if anyone has any info that would be huge

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8/3/17

Do you mind letting me know if you are from a target or non target as well as gpa?

8/4/17

non-target, 4

8/11/17

Non target, 3.2

8/3/17

Got it as well. Semi target with a 3.4.

8/3/17

Are you guys both IBD??

8/3/17

Yes IBD.

8/3/17

yep

8/3/17

Is this just a pre-interview screening for everyone or more than that?

8/3/17

probably a pre interview screening

8/3/17

@zootiezoot I am curious if this is just a pre-screening or a first round as well. Apparently, BAML and GS are doing a hire-vue video screening for a first round perhaps this is the same?

8/3/17

fuck are u serious?? BAML too?

8/3/17

Does everyone who applies to CIB at JPM get the video interview invite?

8/3/17

most will yes if you get through computer screening - i.e GPA

10/16/17

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8/9/17

I have 3.8 overall from semi-target with IB and modeling experience on resume too with no invite. Maybe they'll come later?

8/10/17

I go to an HYPW school with a 3.7 and previous BB experience on my resume. No video interview. But looking at this thread it seems as if many large state schools/small liberal arts colleges/non-targets seem to have all gotten this video invite.

Maybe the video screen is another way to look at applicants without much experience or without a school recruiting team.

Or maybe I already got rejected. Who knows.

8/10/17

similar stats / schools - got invite.

8/10/17

top target school, 3.6 - invite

8/10/17

Nope I go to a target with a 3.8. Maybe your resume had a typo in it.

8/10/17

3.4 top Canadian school - got it

8/11/17

Ivey?

8/11/17

Rotman

9/10/17

Canadian Bank exp wont help.

8/5/17
Howard Hughes:

Does everyone who applies to CIB at JPM get the video interview invite?

nope, 3.5 gpa non target and i got it. However if your a target with a high gpa 3.8> they will most likely ding your app for being too good

8/5/17

lol yeah for sure

8/8/17

lol wtf JPM is where the top students go

8/18/17

I was a target with a >3.8GPA and got the video interview. This stage basically eliminated people with really low GPAs and resumes without key IBD terms.

8/3/17

This is not an interview, but will act as a first round if your resume is passed through the screening. All applicants receive this. So if your resume is not chosen, it could be just all for nothing.

8/3/17

Where did you learn this?

8/3/17

HR

8/3/17

Who screens it? analysts from your school?

8/3/17

That I don't know

8/3/17

if you go to a target, yes

8/3/17

If its not an interview then why does it say "Video interview." I believe that this is the first round and then they choose what kids go to the superday from there like GS

8/3/17

no b/c im pretty sure everyone gets this vid interview

8/3/17

it's technically an interview. for JPM, most people will get this. for GS, there's a less chance.

From my experiences and what I've seen/heard - GS process is immensely more difficult

8/3/17

I agree. But still, I doubt "everyone" get its because theres no way they have time to review every single video from all candidates. And if they weren't planning on reviewing it anyway, why send it out to them? just my two cents

8/3/17

They'll probably review the videos of those whose resumes they pull. For all we know, they haven't pulled resumes yet.

8/6/17

I was told mine was pulled so i would imagine someone in the bank flagged you to hr.

8/3/17

not everyone gets it man. a computer will sift through everyone applicants' resumes and weed out the GPA 2.0s of the world

8/3/17

yo don't assume my gender bro!

8/3/17

I have a 2.1 gpa and got a video interview request...

8/22/17

But you confirmed that you had a 3.2 or higher on the app. You lyin' son of a bitch. lol

8/22/17

Standard round up ?

8/4/17

My path was Phone screen, which the guy called a first round ---> Video interview

8/3/17

Received this as well. I'm really confused, I've already had interviews for the tech banking group here, what is this for?

8/3/17

Wait so you have to do the video interview then go through the resume screening?

8/3/17

resume screening is before video => then superday

8/3/17

Yeah I got this the day after I applied, I think it's part of the screening process. I'm not sure it's in place of a first round since it was only 3 questions, but I didn't talk to HR so I'm inclined to believe @BigRedMonkey

8/3/17

So is this video used in conjunction with you resume for screening, or is it only watched after the resume passes the screen?

Best Response
8/3/17

EVERYONE:

Submit application > resume screen i.e. GPA > most people get HireVue that acts as a first round > video gets reviewed by school team and if good, invited to superday

How do I know this? Spoke to HR at an event this week

8/3/17

What if you don't have a school team and you received one?

8/3/17

I believe firms have non target teams that review them

8/3/17

and HCM would review as well I would guess

8/3/17

Wait, so vid is the first round? no phone call? i will ask to confirm

8/3/17

no phone call

8/3/17

very interesting. I can kind of confirm. HR told me the same, but it was a long time ago so my memory isn't clear

8/3/17

friend interning at JP rn told me as well

11/5/17

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8/3/17

Can confirm through a friend going through target OCR that at his school, it went hirevue (3 questions) --> superday. Seems like everyone got this hirevue though

8/4/17

Hi,

Thank you for this information. I want to confirm that if we are successful in this pre-recorded interview (it does not appear to be hirevue for me), we are invited to the superday?

8/4/17

it's Yello. and yes

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8/3/17

I go to a target and every single one of my friends got this

8/3/17

I think everyone got it, and the videos are not seen by someone in particular, it's just an algorithm that detects our behavior and answers and helps JP Morgan to select potential candidates and eliminate others

8/3/17

not quite. just spoke to an alum and he said he and his team looks at the videos as well

11/5/17

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8/6/17

Think this is a joke

8/9/17

The algorithms aren't to detect your speech and what you are saying. They're more focused on eye contact, posture, speech inflection, etc. from what I have read. I highly doubt that a Yello algorithm is going to have any determination whether you get a job at JPM.
The alums that I have talked to also say that they view the actual videos themselves.

Array

8/3/17

anyone know the questions yet?

8/3/17

^^^ Yeah same here if anyone could tell us the questions that be great!

8/3/17

Will the questions be behavioral or technical? Does HireVue allow for any practices?

8/3/17

Based on the wording of the email, I feel like this might have gone to everyone

"As mentioned previously, we would like to give you the opportunity to tell us more about yourself..."

8/3/17

Juat got it as well

8/3/17

IBD?

8/3/17

Yeah IBD

8/3/17

Anyone here complete the JPM SF phone interview and also get this video interview? I got the former but not the latter. I put NYC as my #1 choice anyway--think my resume must have been pulled by the SF office.

8/3/17

got both.

8/3/17

this is going to sound really stupid, but i talked over the phone with an analyst who never explicitly stated it was an interview but ended up asking interview questions (e.g. why ib, why JPM, etc.)
in hindsight, i'm guessing that was supposed to be a phone interview?

8/4/17

yup, had a phone interview now this

8/4/17

I got both as well

8/4/17

I did SF interview and got the video one as well

8/3/17

FYI: JPM allows you to attempt each question three times before submitting. 90 seconds to answer question

8/3/17

oh wow that is huge. did you take it already - how was it?

8/5/17

wasn't bad- pretty behavioral

8/6/17

What'd they ask?

8/7/17

can someone confirm you get 3 tries before submitting? Do you get to watch your recording before choosing to submit?

8/7/17

yes and yes

8/7/17

were you CIB?

8/7/17

yeah markets

8/3/17

If anyone has taken it already, would you be able to say if they are qualitative/quantitative questions or are they more like behavioral interview questions. Also what did you do to prepare?

8/3/17

can someone confirm if everyone got a first round interview

8/5/17

delete

8/4/17

Didn't get the invite in this wave of interviews. But my Yello account went from "Application Received" and allowing me to edit my application to being "Application in Review" and locking my account from editing. I'm a HYPW student with a 3.7 with previous BB experience. Already did Goldman Sachs Hirevue and JPM tech phone interview.

When did you all apply?

8/4/17

I applied on the 19th.

8/4/17

applied on july 13th.

8/4/17

same here. mine is in Application in Review. I applied like the 25th.

bro the GS hirevue was stupid hard lol

8/4/17

Really? the behavior questions that I was asked was not too bad thankfully

8/4/17

You didn't get like 4 things you needed to touch on for each question?

They asked for so much just based on one event

8/4/17

I did but I prepared a lot for the interview and used the Mergers & Inquisitions Behavioral guide.

8/4/17

I got that invite too. Anyone know what kind of questions they are? Are they behavioral or more technical?

8/4/17

Someone hook it up with the questions

8/4/17

Seems like there was some culling but most got it.

University of Chicago

8/4/17

I don't think that many people got it, I know from my school semi/nontarget, but JP recruits us, only a handful of the kids that applied got it

8/4/17

Really? Huh--maybe WSO is just a weird sample. Either way, seems less harsh than GS (fingers still crossed tho).

University of Chicago

8/4/17

yeah GS is incredibly difficult

9/3/17

If you're spending the tail end of your summer on these forums talking IB chances are you're more qualified than most applying.

8/4/17

I mean I applied August 2nd in the evening and I still got it so I don't think there was any culling except maybe GPA

8/4/17

anyone who applied for S&T get it?

8/4/17

My buddy from same college got s&t

8/4/17

Believe there's a mild screen, because I got it for 1/2 program I applied for, likely got dinged on the other one

8/4/17

I just got s&t too

8/4/17

I got markets too. not sure if its for S&T

8/4/17

lol markets is S&T

8/4/17

I just got one for markets but I didn't even apply for markets lol

8/4/17

Just got one for Markets, anyone know what I should be expecting?

8/4/17

Take it right now and let us know what the questions are

8/4/17

I feel like the markets will be more detailed and focused on recent events and markets. it also did not specify that there will be only 3 question like IBD. for IBD they specified that there will be only 3 question

8/4/17

Good catch, I hadn't noticed that

8/4/17

if you click on the link it says Markets is 4 questions

8/4/17

okay I did not click on the link. but for IBD they specified on the email

8/4/17

i was told it will be behaviorals and possibly 1 question on current/macro event that you like

8/4/17

Did anyone just get another email from them that appears to be exactly the same as the other one?

8/4/17

yes i did, the newest one has attachments with it.

8/4/17

what attachments does the second email have? didn't get one so curious.

8/4/17

i also didn't get a second email.. hoping to do the interview after work today

8/4/17

Good Luck dude.

8/4/17

it was troubleshooting and FAQ guides

8/4/17

just got the same email!

8/4/17

Got my S&T one right now as well. Wonder what the questions will be like. Also we get 3 tries per question right?

8/4/17

looks that way, my guess is its supposed to be a softball for those who are prepared.

8/4/17

Has anyone done the video yet? Any technical questions or all behavioral?

8/4/17

I got this email as well. Non target 3.8 GPA double majoring in finance and math. Previous banking experience.

8/4/17

According to my friend who applied last year, be ready for questions like: why JPM, why IB, and something like: tell me about a time you worked in a team.
He did not have anything technical and said that after the video he received a phone interview as the next round.

8/4/17

Got emails for video interviews for Markets and Global Treasury Management

8/17/17

can you detail what the questions for GTM were?

8/5/17

Does anybody know the three questions?

8/5/17

did anyone from a non target get a video interview for CIB? if so what was your GPA if you don't mind me asking...

8/5/17

3.8

8/5/17

I'm an incoming Sophmore at Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago, I'm not sure if it's target or non-target school, but I did get a video interview and my GPA is 3.2

8/7/17

Incoming sophomore? I thought this was for rising juniors.

8/7/17

You certainly might be correct. For some reason I thought I saw that it is also for sophomores as well. Does anyone else have any info on this?

At least it looks good for now, it clearly states on my resume and application what year I am, so I'll see how it goes.

8/7/17

What's the title of the application you submitted?

8/8/17

I am a sophomore and I got an video interview

8/8/17

Same, rising sophomore at non-target.

8/9/17

Woah wtf.. are the chances possible for a sophomore?

8/9/17

JPM actually has a sophomore program not just for diversity students and I applied...I think CIB was the only group.

8/9/17

As of last year, sophomore programs were only for URM and women, but maybe it has changed this year.

8/9/17

soph, got ib and markets.

8/9/17

i am pretty sure that is just diversity though..

8/9/17

I am not seeing it

8/9/17

did you apply to a program only meant for sophomores or the typical rising junior analyst one?

8/9/17

i am non diversity, applied to typical rising junior one. got both.

8/9/17

I applied for the one meant for rising junior analysts and still got a video interview. Did not see anywhere that there graduation year requirements. I did not see any sophomore program

8/7/17

Got a phone call and now video interview. 3.4 overall 3.6 major gpa

8/8/17

Yes University of New Hampshire I am a rising sophomore and 3.7

8/9/17

3.8

Array

8/9/17

I did yes! I have a 3.5 but have completed two internships and am currently job shadowing an investment banker locally!

8/5/17

Alright I have a question. I submitted my app and got phone interview as well as Video invitation
BUT
I realized that the "legal name" I provided in my application and on yello was misspelled. Upon realizing that I made the mistake I quickly corrected my name in "edit my profile" section on yello.

My question is will the change be reflected in the app I already submitted (and got video interview invitation for)? I haven't done the video interview yet.

8/5/17

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8/5/17

Small heads up, the videos are due by the 10th....at least for S&T

8/6/17

I'm in IBD and its due the same day

8/5/17