How do I prepare for an interview with one of the Big 4? (KPMG, EY, PWC, Deloitte)

How do I prepare for an interview with one of the Big 4? (KPMG, EY, PWC, Deloitte)

  • Know yourself
    • 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 :slight_smile:

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