Nomura Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Finance Analyst

    5.0/5 | Interview date: October 2013 | Job offer? Yes |

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    Sectors: Finance

    Difficulty rating 40.0 / 100

    Interview process

    In the final stage for a Graduate role, I went through two 30 minute one-on-one interviews with senior members of the finance team. The interviews were short and two the point, mainly focussed on past internship experience and what sets me apart from other applicants.

    Most difficult question

    What is your Unique Selling Point? Describe your internship role as if I were a layman with no industry knowledge.

    Interview tips

    Remain calm and keep talking - selling yourself every step of the way. Focus on Nomura's key competencies.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

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    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 5/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 5/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 5/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
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  • Finance Analyst

    4.7143/5 | Interview date: September 2013 | Job offer? Yes |

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    Sectors: Banking

    Difficulty rating 40.0 / 100

    Interview process

    The first round was a single one-on-one interview with a senior member of the finance team (in my case an Executive Director). All questions were competency based, using my CV as a background to delve further into my experience and test my suitability. No industry specific knowledge was required.

    Most difficult question

    "What is your worst character trait? What are you doing to overcome this?" "Give an example of where you have presented information in order to make something happen/persuade someone to take a different point of view?"

    Interview tips

    The group exercise cannot be prepared for - just be in the right mindset to work as a team and keep an eye on time. The interviews should be prepared thoroughly, use the information from their careers site as that will really help.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    In the final round, we began with a group activity involving all 5 candidates. We were asked to organise a charity night at a cinema and given a pack containing various quotes and e-mail communications. From this, we had 45 minutes as a group to cover all aspects of the evening - planning, finances, projected earnings for the charity, etc. After this, we each had another two one-on-one interviews with senior members of the finance team. Both lasted 45 minutes and used only competency-based questions.

    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 5/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 5/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 4/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
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