I have a first interview (competancy based) with Deloitte coming up soon. I’m confident about most of the competancies, and have ideas for responses from a variety sources in my life (academia, sports, work experience, volunteer work etc).
However, I’m highly concerned about my commercial awareness and knowledge of business/finance/economics in general. I’m not from a finance related degree background, and I have only a layman’s knowledge (at best) of the commercial world. I have a nagging fear that I will be hopelessly out of my depth in the interview! I’m reasonably confident with my knowledge of audit and related topics (SOX etc), but the rest of the world of financial services is a terrifying unknown!
Does anybody have any suggestions of what to research, and where I can find the information?
For example, I obviously want to research Deloitte (and its rivals) in terms of where it is looking to expand into and what concerns it will face in the future, but have no idea about how and where to start. Also, knowing about Deloitte’s recent history is important, but again I’ve struggled to find information.
Other areas I hope to research include:
Structure of the ACA
Examples of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ companies, and why.
What makes a strong company
Current business stories (although this is worrying, obviously there is plenty to talk about with the recent banking developments and government plans, but I’m just not sure I understand the crisis in enough detail).
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!