Hello, just wondered if anybody cared to give me their opinion…
Basically i’m wanting to apply for gradaute public sector audit schemes at big 4 & grant thornton. I’ve been doing lots of research & reading these forums has been very helpful so far! I meet all the academic requirements etc & i’m enthusiastic about it but i graduated in 2006 which is forever ago really. I’m not sure they’ll consider me at all? When i first graduated there was no way i would have felt confident enough going through interviews/assessment centres was still really shy. I am now too but 3 years of work dealing with customers & clients and all that goes with it has made me much better at dealing with people & stress. I think to an outsider it will look like i’ve just wasted 3 + years, but i haven’t really. I’ve tried to do things that will make me more confident. I’ve stuck with fairly mediocre jobs cos i knew that it was making more assertive, been travelling & pretty much just tried to do things that i can put on application forms.
Do you reckon i’d be able to sell that to a company? It makes sense to me but they might just see it as kinda pathetic that i wasn’t able to do that through universtity like everybody else. Also means i’d have to admit to being shy really which i doubt is a quality they’re after.
any thoughts welcomed