The day starts with 15 mins presentation about the company. Then you have to introduce the person next to you.
then you get devided into 2 groups. both groups have to have an interview with a partner and do a group work case study. It depends which group you are in, you will have to do partner interview first and then gropu work or vice versa.
the day starts at 10 and finishes around 1pm. it goes really fast. The atmosphere is really relaxed so dont worry about anything.
I had partner interview first: partner will ask you about you and your cv … why the degrees or A levels you did… why you chose your work etc… and then ask you you why BDO, have you applied anywhere else, and what type of team player are you. my interviewer was very nice, he was relaxed and made me comfortable. its best that you know about the company just incase the ask you cooperate questions. they didnt ask me any: my first interviewer told me that there will be cooperate questions but there was none. i dont think they asked anyone else on the day either.
i think the interview was about 50 mins.
then group work: you get a case study. read every thing- you get 15 mins. then you need to come up with solutions as to how to improve the company. see what the company is offering and try to match them with your options. you need to link them. dont be affraid you didnt understand what your team memeber was trying to say, that shows that in real life you will not hesitate to ask for support. this guy in my team he had good ideas but he couldnt explain them properly so i asked him sorry i dont understand. it also gives the other memeber the chance to explain himself properly.
dont just sit there… make comments. get involved. you can either sit there quietly and they say ok this person wont fit in or you can get your hands messy and get involved. when you are giving ideas always refer back to the case study.
this will take an hour.
Be yourself: they are after personality. trust me. I was all me- happy, outgoing- friendly. made contatcs and encouraged other ppl to talk.
Know the company: even if they dont ask you question about the company then you can always relate your answers to what they are looking for.
dont just sit there: dont just sit there in the group excercise. get involved. even if you have studpid ideas, as long as you try to express yourself and give examples to back you up you’ll be fine.
Most importantly… be yourself!!! i know i said that already but believe me they are after personality not just qualification and experience. There were all sorts of ppl there over qualified and under qualified. you need to stand out.
I did all this… the partner practically offered me the job in the interview. 2 hours later from the AC I received a call from them offering me the position. BEST DAY EVER.
i really love the company and its what i always wanted make sure you are not wasting your time if BDO is not for you. they can see through all that. they were ppl there that just wanted to get a name on their CV and go work somewhever else. even to me they looked transparant.
think before all this make the right decision.
Best of luck.
First Thing you should do is to read everything about the company. you need to show you are aware of them.