UBS: Finance and accounting interview (graduate)

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Question:

Can you describe a situation when you had to go an extra mile to achieve your goal?

Candidate's answer:

I worked additional hours during my previous work experience, helping the team to achieve their targets.

Question:

Can you describe a situation when you were trying to achieve something and events didn't go to plan?

Candidate's answer:

I had a project to complete when I first started my work experience role and I completed it incorrectly. I went back and did some additional research and spoke to colleagues to correct my errors.

Question:

What is the future of investment banking?

Candidate's answer:

It will take time, but things will get back on track. It's all about confidence, and ensuring that the bank makes smarter and shrewder decisions to improve its position and that consumers become more confident.

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