So I passed the online numerical arithmetic test for(by the skin of my teeth!) and now I have a phone interview for a campus hire execution trader position coming up soon. I've been told it's an " " with HR, from what I've gathered it's also something of a behavioral interview.
Does anybody have any experience with's interview process? What kinds of questions do they ask?
Also can someone describe to me the difference between an execution trader and a derivatives trader? I knowhires both straight from college but I'm not exactly sure what each entails.
Lastly, when answering a question like "why?" or "why are you interested in ?" how should I answer? I.e. are they looking for someone who's driven by money? driven by competition/winning? Just likes to think fast on their feet with problem solving/math skills? Should I seem like I have always wanted to be a trader? Or should I seem like it's just a career option that I think might fit my skills and aptitude?
Yeah, I'm new to all of this (finance, trading, etc.). I have an educational background in mechanical engineering and worked in huge F500 companies the past two summers as an engineering intern, so I am quite lost in the world of trading. That said I definitely do think that I'd enjoy the fast paced and quantitative environment of trading much more than engineering as a career.