Ive been applying, post exams, to a few roles in the corporate insolvency/business restructuring area. Ive sadly been rejected by KPMG and Tenon before first interview and rejected by Deloitte at first interview. Im not starting to doubt whether I will be able to find a job in this area. Does anyone have any particular experience or knowledge of this area? The impression I get from some people is that you should apply to audit and ‘specialize’ at a later point.
In terms of grades (2:1), university (Durham) and extra curricular (possibly weaker) I think Im fine on so Im not sure what is failing me. I have gained considerable knowledge of case studies, problems in this industry sector and alike through research so i don’t think that it is that that is letting me down.
I have no professional work experience besides some basic data checking work at Oxfam Finance Office (as a volunteer). I have seen advertised some Graduate Internships at PWC for 6months and this may possibly give me experience albeit in tax or audit. Is it worthwhile me applying to some graduate roles in Grant Thornton and similar for corporate insolvency or am I wasting my time without any real work experience? Is there anyway I can get real work experience in corporate insolvency?