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J.P. Morgan - Video Interview Invitation Corporate & Investment Banking Summer Analyst

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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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Aug 3, 2017

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

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Aug 3, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

non-target, 4

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Aug 11, 2017

Non target, 3.2

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Aug 3, 2017

Got it as well. Semi target with a 3.4.

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Aug 3, 2017

Are you guys both IBD??

Aug 3, 2017

Yes IBD.

Aug 3, 2017

yep

Aug 3, 2017

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

Aug 3, 2017

probably a pre interview screening

Aug 3, 2017

@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?

Aug 3, 2017

fuck are u serious?? BAML too?

Aug 3, 2017

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

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Aug 3, 2017

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

Oct 16, 2017

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Aug 9, 2017

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

Aug 10, 2017

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.

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Aug 10, 2017

similar stats / schools - got invite.

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Aug 10, 2017

top target school, 3.6 - invite

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Aug 10, 2017

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

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Aug 10, 2017

3.4 top Canadian school - got it

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Aug 11, 2017

Ivey?

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Aug 11, 2017

Rotman

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Sep 10, 2017

Canadian Bank exp wont help.

Aug 5, 2017
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

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Aug 5, 2017

lol yeah for sure

Aug 8, 2017

lol wtf JPM is where the top students go

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Aug 18, 2017

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.

Aug 3, 2017

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.

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Aug 3, 2017

Where did you learn this?

Aug 3, 2017

HR

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Aug 3, 2017

Who screens it? analysts from your school?

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Aug 3, 2017

That I don't know

Aug 3, 2017

if you go to a target, yes

Aug 3, 2017

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

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Aug 3, 2017

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

Aug 3, 2017

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

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Aug 3, 2017

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

Aug 3, 2017

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

Aug 6, 2017

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

Aug 3, 2017

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

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Aug 3, 2017

yo don't assume my gender bro!

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Aug 3, 2017

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

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Aug 22, 2017

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

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Aug 22, 2017

Standard round up ?

Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 3, 2017

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

Aug 3, 2017

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

Aug 3, 2017

resume screening is before video => then superday

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Aug 3, 2017

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

Aug 3, 2017

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

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Aug 3, 2017

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

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Aug 3, 2017

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

Aug 3, 2017

I believe firms have non target teams that review them

Aug 3, 2017

and HCM would review as well I would guess

Aug 3, 2017

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

Aug 3, 2017

no phone call

Aug 3, 2017

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

Aug 3, 2017

friend interning at JP rn told me as well

Nov 5, 2017

.

Aug 3, 2017

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

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Aug 4, 2017

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?

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Aug 4, 2017

it's Yello. and yes

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Aug 3, 2017

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

Aug 3, 2017

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

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Aug 3, 2017

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

Nov 5, 2017

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Aug 6, 2017

Think this is a joke

Aug 9, 2017

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.

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Aug 3, 2017

anyone know the questions yet?

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Aug 3, 2017

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

Aug 3, 2017

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

Aug 3, 2017

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..."

Aug 3, 2017

Juat got it as well

Aug 3, 2017

IBD?

Aug 3, 2017

Yeah IBD

Aug 3, 2017

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.

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Aug 3, 2017

got both.

Aug 3, 2017

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?

Aug 4, 2017

yup, had a phone interview now this

Aug 4, 2017

I got both as well

Aug 4, 2017

I did SF interview and got the video one as well

Aug 3, 2017

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

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Aug 3, 2017

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

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Aug 5, 2017

wasn't bad- pretty behavioral

Aug 6, 2017

What'd they ask?

Aug 7, 2017

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

Aug 7, 2017

yes and yes

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Aug 7, 2017

were you CIB?

Aug 7, 2017

yeah markets

Aug 3, 2017

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?

Aug 3, 2017

can someone confirm if everyone got a first round interview

Aug 5, 2017

delete

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Aug 4, 2017

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?

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Aug 4, 2017

I applied on the 19th.

Aug 4, 2017

applied on july 13th.

Aug 4, 2017

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

bro the GS hirevue was stupid hard lol

Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

Someone hook it up with the questions

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Aug 4, 2017

Seems like there was some culling but most got it.

University of Chicago

Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

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

University of Chicago

Aug 4, 2017

yeah GS is incredibly difficult

Sep 3, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

anyone who applied for S&T get it?

Aug 4, 2017

My buddy from same college got s&t

Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

I just got s&t too

Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

lol markets is S&T

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Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

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

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Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

Good catch, I hadn't noticed that

Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

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

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Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

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

Aug 4, 2017

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