Jobs Interview Question

There are several classes of job interview questions:


1. Skills based questions
These job interview questions are related to specific job skills outlined in essential criteria. Candidates are asked to give examples of their work, or outline their duties and performance in key roles.

2. Knowledge based questions Many jobs have a required knowledge base. Interview questions are used to find out the depth of knowledge, and to check and confirm candidates have the essential information required to do the work involved.

3. Technical questions These are a different type of knowledge based job interview questions, and they relate to the technical issues of the position. In some job interviews, a person on the interview panel is appointed to ask these questions, and give expert evaluation of answers to the panel.

4.Problem solving questions • The problem solving job interview questions are now standard practice. Problem solving questions are used to define skill levels and the ability to deal with difficulties. • Experience related questions This is a range of job interview questions designed to test prior experience across the range of job skills contained in the position. They include additional questions to clarify the scope of candidates? experience. They also deal with issues related to the job, particularly where levels of experience relate directly to the complexity of the work.

5.Interpersonal skills questions These are job interview questions which explore workplace relationships, team roles, leadership, and other personal characteristics of candidates. Questions can range from dealing with stress to contributing to a team.

6.Assessing job interview questions Interview assessments use the merit principle to decide successful applicants based on their answers to the job interview questions. A panel discussion and consensus, or a formal evaluation process using an 'evaluation grid', (a step by step analysis of answers) is conducted.

7.The selection process Interviewers select the candidate who meets all job criteria to an acceptable standard. The panel then makes a recommendation for appointment to management.

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Jobs Vacancy at HONDA

Written By Admin on Thursday, March 31, 2011 | 6:13 AM






We are an established automotive company engaged in manufacturing, assembling and distribution of Honda automobiles. In line with our continuous effort to expand our operations in Malaysia, we are now inviting ambitious and highly motivated individuals to join our dynamic team as :

Public Relation Executive
Work Location : Petaling Jaya
Responsibilities
  • Carry out PR plans effectively
  • Enhance PR matters and media relations across the media industry
  • Support the planning of long-term PR plans and strategies
  • Provide insightful analysis in order to implement effective PR strategies
  • Requirements
  • Diploma/Degree in Public Relation/Mass Communication/Journalism
  • Minimum 1 year experience in PR or media relations
  • Able to work independently with good planning and project management skills
  • Willing to travel and possess a valid driving license
  • PC literate with excellent interpersonal, presentation and writing skills
  • Sharp and creative with good critical thinking skills

Non-Technical Instructor (Executive)
Work Location : Melaka
Responsibilities:
  • Conduct training/evaluation on standard service transactions and interpersonal skills for dealer personnel
  • Plan, propose and produce training modules
  • Evaluate, analyse and report training outcomes

Requirements
  • Diploma & above from relevant field
  • Computer literate with excellent interpersonal, presentation and writing skills
  • Relevant experience will be an advantage
  • Preferable w/ dealer service operation knowledge or experience
  • Fluent in Bahasa/English. Added advantage if fluent in Mandarin


Body & Paint Instructor (Executive)
Work Location : Melaka
Responsibilities
  • Conduct automative body & paint repair training/evaluation to dealer service personnel
  • Plan, propose and produce training modules
  • Evaluate, analyse and report training outcomes
  • Control and manage training equipment/tools & consumables

Requirements
  • Certificate/Diploma from a technical school or above
  • Relevant experience will be an advantage
  • Computer literate with excellent interpersonal, presentation and writing skills
  • Good technical knowledge in body & paint repair
  • Fluent in Bahasa/English. Added advantage if fluent in Mandarin


Staff Engineer
Work Location : Melaka
Requirements
  • Diploma/Degree in Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering or its equivalent
  • 1-2 years experience in the related field, especially in as manufacturing environment preferred
  • Knowledge in assemble line is an advantages
  • Excellent interpersonal skill and fluent in Bahasa Malaysia and English
  • Japanese speaker will be an added advantage
  • Computer literate

Clerk
Work Location : Alor Gajah
Responsibilities
  • To assist in clerical task in Human Resource Department
  • To prepare any report requested from superior
  • To gather and collect information requested from superior

Requirements
  • Computer skill knowledge (level of understanding at intermediate level)
  • Intermediate level of overall Human Resource Management knowledge
  • Communication skill
  • Time management skill
  • Willing to work in Alor Gajah, Malacca


Human Resource Executive (Outsource Manpower Management)
Work Location : Melaka
Responsibilities
  • To monitor the overall Outsource Manpower in Honda Malaysia
  • To manage the Management of Outsource Manpower Company
  • To ensure Outsource Company supply sufficient manpower to Production timely
  • To ensure Payment made to Outsource Company timely
  • To administer any Outsourced Management issues

Requirements
  • Degree in Human Resource Management or any equivalent
  • At least 1year experience in manufacturing industry as a planner on manpower placement
  • Have an experience on conducting the job competency and job mapping will be an extra advantages
  • Must understand the basic Employment Act, IR Act and related act involved in HR field
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • Computer literate and good communication skills
  • Willing to work in Alor Gajah, Malacca

Human Capital Development Senior Executive
Work Location : Alor Gajah
Responsibilities
  • To administer and coordinate the overall HMSB Human Capital Development is including Career Advancement, Succession Planning, Promotion & Upgrading Exercise and individual competency mapping activities
  • To develop the competency matrix system via OJT Mapping Program
  • To coordinate the Succession Planning activity for company wide
  • To develop the Career Advancement Model Line
  • To coordinate the overall Promotion & Upgrading Assessment Program
  • To co-work with Training Department on the associate individual development plan
  • To strategies the Retention Program focusing on development plan (co-work with C&B)
  • To administer the associate development plan database
  • To assist on HR Planning, policy & procedure database

Requirements
  • Diploma / Degree holder in any relevant
  • Computer literate and presentation skill needed
  • Good communication skill from top to lower level of people
  • Willing to work in Alor Gajah, Malacca

Customer Service Executive (Outbound)
Work Location : Petaling Jaya
  • Responsibilities
  • Handle customers’ enquiries and concerns through walk-ins/toll free line
  • Conduct detail investigations on customers’ concerns by liaising with our dealers and the respective internal departments
  • Handle follow-up calls and feedback to customers on concerns within the agreed time
  • Continuously strive to develop and maintain customer rapport and satisfaction
  • Assist in compiling weekly/monthly reports

Requirements
  • Minimum Diploma with 1 year experience in customer service
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Must be computer literate with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English
  • Customer service oriented and strong belief in 'customers come first'

Sales & Marketing Trainer
Work Location : Petaling Jaya
Responsibilities
  • Able to train the Sales Force, Dealer Management for Product Training & Selling Skills
  • Ability to source, research & develop new training materials
  • To collect data, conduct analysis and determine the best course of action
  • Involved in the creative process of developing specialized training materials and tools or SOP’s for business partners

Requirements
  • Degree / Diploma in Marketing, Business studies, Automobile or equivalent
  • Age requirement must not exceed 35 years old
  • Minimum 1 - 2 years’ of working experience in Automobile, Life Insurance, MLM or Hospitality Industry as a trainer
  • Must have high passion and interest in automobile. Automobile technical knowledge will be an advantage
  • A self-starter with excellent presentation skills
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English & Bahasa Malaysia
  • Pleasant personality with service-oriented work perspective
  • Able to communicate at all level and computer literate
  • People orientated and good public speaking skills
  • Willing to travel extensively and posses valid driving license

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Jobs Vacancy Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM)

Written By Admin on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | 11:45 PM


 

FMM - "The Voice of the Malaysian Manufacturing Industry"

The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) is Malaysia's premier economic organisation. Since its establishment in 1968, the FMM has consistently led Malaysian manufacturers in spearheading the nation's growth and modernisation.


Today, as the largest private sector economic organisation in Malaysia representing over 2,000 manufacturing and industrial service companies of varying sizes, the FMM is the officially recognised and acknowledged voice of the industry.



Tarikh Tutup Permohonan : 2/4/2011
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Jobs Vacancy IJM Corporation Berhad

As an established organization with diverse divisions managed by a pool of proficient professionals, IJM offers unlimited opportunities to new recruits who choose to join us. If you find that you can live and breathe the following, as our existing team does, then you are right for IJM. Let us match your skills and expertise to the openings that we have within our Group.

Our team of professionals:-

1. thrive in an environment of change, challenge and competition. We are driven by a passion to improve and to win in the market place. We are determined to be the best at doing what matters most.

2. believe that whatever we do and wherever we go, we are able to make a marked difference to the people around us.

3. are committed to excellence. We strive to exceed customer’s expectations in all that we do.

4. respect and trust each other to do a good job, thereby creating an environment of freedom for each and everyone to direct our own work and work improvement.

5. believe and act on the conviction that it is the men and women of IJM who will always be our most important asset.



Tarikh Tutup Permohonan : 1/4/2011
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Jobs Vacancy Kencana Petroleum Berhad

Written By Admin on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | 11:38 PM



About Us

The Kencana Petroleum Group today possesses an enlarged integrated services offering that encompasses our core business of providing Engineering and Fabrication services as well as our new Marine Engineering and Operations Services businesses. Through our Marine Engineering capability, we are now involved in building, refurbishing, repairing and converting marine vessels, while under our Operations Services business, we are in a position to offer offshore drilling services as well as the charter of vessels and rigs. To build up our core capabilities and expertise, we have been pursuing expansion strategy through strategic alliances as well as mergers and acquisitions.

With strengthened capabilities and expertise, a workforce of 5,000 employees and an international footprint encompassing the Asia Pacific region, Africa and the Middle East, the Kencana Petroleum Group is committed to driving strong performance and delivering exceptional value.

Official company website : http://www.kencanapetroleum.com.my/



Close date : 21/3/2011
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Jobs Vacancy BHP Billiton



BHP Bilton

At BHP Billiton we’re looking for people who want to grow with us around the globe, take chances and stand out from the crowd. We need people who embrace tomorrow, have vision, love stretching their minds and going far beyond what they thought was achievable.

We also look for people who share our Charter values:

* Safety and the Environment
* Integrity
* High Performance
* Win-Win relationships
* The courage to lead change
* Respect for each other

Whether you are an experienced worker or new in the global job market, we are always looking for energetic, motivated people who want to do their best and make a difference


Close date : 26/3/2011
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Jobs Vacancy Cagamas Berhad


About Us

Cagamas Berhad (Cagamas), the National Mortgage Corporation, was established in 1986 to promote the broader spread of house ownership and growth of the secondary mortgage market in Malaysia. It issues debt securities to finance the purchase of housing loans from financial institutions and non-financial institutions. The provision of liquidity to financial institutions at a reasonable cost to the primary lenders of housing loans encourages further expansion of financing for houses at an affordable cost.

The Cagamas model is well regarded by the World Bank as a successful secondary mortgage liquidity facility. Cagamas is the leading issuer of AAA debt securities in Malaysia as well as one of the top Sukuk issuers in the world. Cagamas’ debt securities continue to be assigned the highest ratings of AAA and P1 by RAM Rating Services Berhad and AAA/AAAID and MARC-1/MARC-1ID by Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad, denoting its strong credit quality.


Close date : 26/3/2011
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Jobs Vacancy iPerintis


Join Us

At iPerintis we desire and strive towards making our people the best in the industry. We have established a culture that encourages our people to be resourceful, collaborative and innovative in their day to day activities. Our Human Resource strategy is focussed on attracting, engaging and retaining the best people.


Close date : 4/4/2011
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Jobs Vacancy SCOMI



Join Us
At Scomi, we look to the future and hence for people who have the dynamism to forge ahead to make things happen. We are looking for talents, who believe in our value-driven organisation, to build our business and sustain growth. If you fit the bill, then come and explore your potential in an environment full of challenges, opportunities and rewards.


Close date : 26/3/2011
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Jobs Vacancy BASF PETRONAS Chemicals



Join Us
Are you seeking for a challenging step change in your career? In a place where there are diverse opportunities for learning and career development? You joining us at BASF PETRONAS Chemicals could just provide the kind of synthesis reaction we’ve both been seeking. If you come with an open mind and are ready to embrace challenges, we can create the right chemistry.
This is your opportunity to step into the warm folds of BASF PETRONAS Chemicals family. Embark on a journey where a whole new world of career possibilities is laid out for you with our career progression program.


Close date : 31/3/2011
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Jobs Vacancy Nestle


About Us
Nestlé's commitment to providing quality products to Malaysians dates back more than 90 years ago. Nestlé began in Malaysia in 1912 as the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company in Penang and later, growth and expansion made a move to Kuala Lumpur necessary in 1939.

Since 1962, with its first factory in Petaling Jaya, Nestlé Malaysia now manufactures its products in 7 factories and operates from its head office in Mutiara Damansara, and 6 sales offices nationwide.

The Company was publicly listed on the KLSE on 13 December, 1989. Today, the Company employs 5000 people and manufactures as well as markets more than 300 Halal products in Malaysia. Its brand name such has MILO, NESCAFÉ, MAGGI, NESPRAY and KIT KAT have become trusted household names and enjoyed for generations.






Close date : 8/4/2011
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Jobs Vacancy AmInvestment Bank Berhad




A leader in investment banking

AmInvestment Bank Group was incorporated as AmInvestment Group Berhad on 23 June 2004 as a public limited company. AmInvestment Bank Group is the brand for AmBank Group's investment banking business.

A brief history
AmInvestment Bank Berhad, one of the main entities owned by AmInvestment Group Berhad started in 1975 when the Arab-Malaysian Development Bank Berhad (AMDB) was incorporated as a joint venture merchant bank with 55% Malaysian and 45% Arab interest. In 1982, Tan Sri Dato' Azman Hashim acquired the entire issued and paid-up share capital of AMDB. The Bank changed its name in December 1983 to Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank Berhad (AMMB) and was subsequently listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia in December 1988.

In 2002, the Group underwent a rebranding exercise and changed its name from Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank Berhad to AmMerchant Bank Berhad.






Close date : 26/3/2011
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Jobs Vacancy Berjaya Corporation Berhad


Join Us

As a hugely diversified conglomerate with business interests spread across various industries, Berjaya Group of Companies offers a wide variety of job opportunities and advancement possibilities to talented individuals who are looking at building successful and rewarding careers.

With combined employee strength of 30,000 worldwide, we are committed to creating a compelling employee value proposition and strive to be an "Employer of Choice". We offer our employees challenging and rewarding careers opportunities, comprehensive benefits packages and work life balance as we view human capital as our greatest asset.

Discover the exciting career opportunities at Berjaya.


Close date : 31/3/2011
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Vacancies at Hong Leong Bank - Across Malaysia


1. EXECUTIVE, CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP (CALL CENTRE)
2. EXECUTIVE, OPERATIONS & CUSTOMER SERVICE
3. EXECUTIVE, CREDIT CONTROL
4. PERSONAL FINANCIAL CONSULTANT
5. EXECUTIVE, CREDIT ADMINISTRATION (MORTGAGE)

DOWNLOAD JOBS REQUIREMENTS

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

Tarikh Tutup Permohonan : 23 Mac 2011


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UOB Management Associate Programme at UOB Bank

Written By Admin on Thursday, March 10, 2011 | 8:38 PM


As part of our talent strategy, we seek high calibre Management Associates for various businesses in the bank. We groom you to be future leaders of the bank, providing you with both structured classroom and on-the-job training as well as potential rotation opportunities overseas.

Requirements:
- Possess at least a bachelor’s degree (or be expected to graduate in June 2011) with First Class Honours, or 2nd Class Upper with a minimum CGPA of 3.25/4
- Fresh graduates or those with not more than 2 years’ work experience
- Results-driven with passion for performance excellence
- Exceptional leadership potential and a team player
- Versatile and able to speak at least one other Asian language, in addition to excellent written and spoken English

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.
Please journey through
www.uob.com.my/careers.htm

Make your mark with UOB as we make our mark in Asia.

(We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified)
Closing Date: 3 April 2011
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Jobs at Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn Bhd


The largest cinema exhibitor and leading film distributor in Malaysia GSC, seeks dynamic and talented candidates for the following positions.

Human Resources Manager
- Degree in Human Resources or equivalent
- Minimum 10 years’ relevant working experience of which 5 years in a managerial capacity
- Experience in employee development and performance management
- Excellent interpersonal skills, self motivated and independent

Assistant Accountant
- A recognized Accountancy degree or professional membership
- Minimum 5 years’ working experience in reporting, audit, tax and budgeting
- Able to meet deadlines without compromising on quality
- Strong analytical skills, good interpersonal and communication skills

IT Project Leader
- Diploma/Degree in Computer Science/IT or equivalent
- Minimum 3 years’ working experience
- Project management exposure in IT software development and implementation
- Experience in preparing business proposals and handling multiple projects
- Possess own transport and willing to travel

Cinema Operations Executive
- Diploma/Degree in the relevant discipline with minimum 3 years’ working experience in supervisory level in a busy entertainment/ retail/ banking sector
- Experience in P&L budget. performance management and IT is an added advantage
- Good communication & interpersonal skills
- Computer literate and good command of spoken and written English
- Possess own transport and willing to travel

Training Executive
- Diploma/Degree in the relevant discipline with minimum 2 years’ working experience in training
- Able to develop manuals and training modules and willing to travel extensively and conduct training during weekends, when required
- Excellent spoken and written in English

HR Executive
- Diploma/Degree in the relevant discipline with minimum 2 years’ working experience in the full spectrum of HRM
- Experience in computerized payroll processing is an added advantage
- Well versed with the Labour Law and Employment Act
- Computer literate and good command of spoken and written English

Marketing Executive — Sales & Promotions
- Diploma/Degree in Marketing/ Sales or equivalent
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in sales/marketing/event management
- Well organized, resourceful and work independently
- Creative and able to conceptualize promotion and implement effectively
- Understand social media including Facebook. Twitter, blogs an added advantage
- Willing to work during weekends and public holidays when required
- Good command of spoken and written English
- Possess own transport & willing to travel

Programmer / Support Engineer
- Diploma/Degree in Computer Science/IT or equivalent
- Min 2 years’ working experience in software development
- Required skills: VB.NET/C#.NET, ASP/ASP.NET, SQL Server, SQL Reporting Services, SQL Integration Services
- Experience in Server installation, SQL Server administration, Networking and Hardware setup is an added advantage
- Possess own transport and willing to travel

Secretary
- Professional Certificate/Diploma in Secretarial/ Administration or equivalent with minimum 2 years’ working experience in secretarial/ administrative function preferably assisting a Senior Manager
- Good administrative skills with strong organizational & interpersonal skills
- Diligent, responsible, meticulous and able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
- Computer literate and good command of spoken and written English

Project Coordinator
- Diploma in Civil Engineering/ Quantity Surveying/ Building Construction or equivalent
- Fresh graduates are also encouraged to apply
- Possess own transport and willing to travel
- Able to plan, coordinate and supervise work independently

Interested candidates, kindly e-mail to hr@gsc.com.my or write/fax to:
The Human Resources Manager
Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn Bhd (3609-M)
No.1 Jalan SS22/19, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya
Fax: 03-7806 8990
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Closing Date 25th March 2011
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Vacancies at TNB

Written By Admin on Sunday, March 6, 2011 | 9:23 AM


Senarai Iklan/ List of Job Advertisement
Manager (Business Enterprise) & Executive (Business Enterprise) - LEGAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Tarikh Tutup: 13 Mar 2011
SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER - TNB Energy Services Sdn. Bhd.
Tarikh Tutup: 13 Mar 2011
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER at TNB Research Sdn. Bhd. - (5 Vacancies) 1. Advanced Grid Components 2. IGCC Engineering 3. Carbon Capture : Algae 4. Power Quality 5. Fuel Technology
Tarikh Tutup: 13 Mar 2011
HEAD OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT - TNB Integrated Learning Solution Sdn. Bhd. (ILSAS)
Tarikh Tutup: 13 Mar 2011

Cara Memohon

Calon-calon yang berminat adalah dikehendaki membuat permohonan secara ‘on-line’. Sila layari http://emadis.tnb.com.my/

Sila maklum bahawa sebarang permohonan tanpa melalui link di atas, tidak akan dilayan.
Tarikh Tutup: 13 Mac 2011
Hanya pemohon yang telah disenaraipendek sahaja akan dipanggil untuk menghadiri temuduga. Sekiranya pemohon tidak menerima sebarang jawapan dalam tempoh 2 bulan selepas tarikh tutup iklan, permohonan adalah dianggap tidak memenuhi syarat yang ditetapkan.

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Jobs Vacancy at Public Bank

Written By Admin on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | 12:02 PM

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Jawatan Kosong Public Bank

1. Share Investment Executives

Working Place: Kota Bharu and Klang Valley Branches

Responsibilities:
- Sales and marketing of new share accounts
- Execute customers' shares transactions

Requirements:
- Minimum Diploma qualifications with at least 2 years experience as a dealer in a stockbroking firm is preferred
- Pro-active and result-oriented with strong desire to sell
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Possess own transport and willing to travel

Successful candidates are required to sit and pass the examination required by the Securities Commission

*Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply

Remuneration:
An attractive remuneration package and a wide range of benefits which amongst others include medical, insurance coverage, staff housing loan at 0 - 2 % interest rate depending on loan quantum, staff car loan at 2.5 % interest rate and opportunities for development of potential awaits successful candidates. Fresh graduates will be paid a basic salary of not less than RM2,800 per month.

Those interested are invited to apply by send your application along with a passport-size photograph (n.r.) to:

General Manager
Human Resource Division
PUBLIC BANK (6463-H)
P.O. Box 12542
50947 Kuala Lumpur

Fax No : 03-21639906
Email : hrd@publicbank.com.my

Closing Date: 15 Mac 2011


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How Forex Brokers Work

Like any other business in the history of business, your broker’s raison d’etre, is to make as big a profit as possible. There are about as many ways to go about this as there are brokers. For those who are in it for the long haul, however, it is generally best to adopt a set of practices which are deemed fair by their clients: certain boundaries are set, and operating beyond them can cost a brokerage its reputation, and along with it its clients. Straying outside these boundaries, therefore, is not considered as being in line with the long term goals of the business. How strictly these boundaries are enforced, especially when there is little chance of clients ever even becoming aware of any transgression, again varies from business to business. For the sake of simplicity, in this article we assume that everyone in the business is squeaky clean, as if every client could peek into the broker’s back office at any time and dissect every trade. This is obviously not the case, and many brokers do take advantage of this opaqueness, but the details of that are best left for another discussion.

So without further ado, let’s get into the details of how forex brokers function. Somewhat removed from the top-tier interbank market, retail forex brokers are there to provide a service that would otherwise not be available, that is, giving an investor with a $10,000 bankroll the chance to speculate in the up-until-recently very exclusive forex market. There are generally considered to be 2 types of brokers providing access at the retail level: Electronic Communications Networks (ECNs) and Market Makers. ECNs are generally somewhat more exclusive, requiring larger deposits to get started, but are seen as providing more direct access to the interbank market. As we will see, there are certainly advantages to this, but some disadvantages as well. Market makers, on the other hand are more often than not, the counter party to their clients’ trades, creating somewhat of a conflict of interest, whereas ECNs profit from commission fees charged directly to the clients, regardless of the result of any trade, they are seen as being completely impartial – an ECN has no incentive for a client to lose money. In fact, one could argue that an ECN stands to profit more if a client is successful, meaning that s/he will stay around longer and they will be able to collect more commission fees from them. A market maker, on the other hand, being the counterparty to a client’s trade, makes money if the client loses money, providing an incentive for some shady practices, particularly in an unregulated market. The extent to which this happens varies among individual brokers. There are also some benefits to trading with a market maker (see our ECNs vs. Market Makers article) Some brokers also provide a service that doesn’t quite fit into either category – they route different orders differently, depending on complex algorithms, or on a dealing desk, that analyze each order and attempt to fill it in the way that will be most beneficial to the broker’s bottom line. They can offset some client orders against one another, effectively creating an in-house market, they can choose to be the counterparty to a client’s trade (trade “against” the client), or they can offset their position with a hedge through a higher-tier counterparty. Note that the market maker is mainly concerned with managing its net exposure, and NOT with any single individual’s trades. They are NOT gunning for your stop losses specifically, but may be gunning for clusters of stops.