How do I prepare for an interview with one of the Big 4? (KPMG, EY, PWC, Deloitte)
- Tell me about a time you had to demonstrate leadership?
‘In November last year I led our marketing team of 3, in approaching a senior director from the Bank of England to come and speak to the Finance society - of which I’m the lead co-coordinator. There are 450 registered members of the society and I had 112 people come to this event on a Wednesday evening to which Frank Delton spoke at for 30 minutes…’
Specific. Detailed. With numbers.
Know the company
- Why [insert company]?
‘As the third largest professional services firm with 150 offices worldwide I’m excited to work with a company that has clients such as the Pope; having recently been to Vatican City actually…’
Shows you know the company. An interesting twist thrown in. Memorable.
- Know your service line to similar depth
- Know what’s happening in general financial news
- Know department specific news (e.g. Consulting)
- Know EY news
Smile. Have fun. It’ll be a good experience
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