I have a first round interview at Deloitte for a position in Audit. Just a few days ago I was quite confident about my preparation, but the more I think about it the more nerve racking it is becoming. The thought of a crazy question or unfriendly interviewer kills all my confidence.
I read much about interviews at Deloitte on these forums and the specific section for the firm on the website, but still have a few questions and would appreciate if someone could help me.
Firstly, as I noticed the most common competency based questions are about teamwork, communication/presentation, planning/organization, leadership, decision making and commercial awareness. Just wondering how LONG and THOROUGH do the answers have to be? I have plenty of examples, but many of them incorporate like 3-4 competencies. Do you guys just focus on one, excluding all the others, or mention them all and then start expanding on the one asked? Secondly, I might have like 10 different examples all together for 5 competencies, but it might be not enough if they start asking about competencies I did not prepare for, such as adaptability or flexibility. In other words, how to make sure you don’t run out of examples too soon?
Thirdly, i am a little bit confused about the commercial awareness questions. The ones why Deloitte, why Audit, good/bad company, what would you be doing in the first year, ACA studies etc. are more or less clear. But I am not so sure if I could talk about the accounting industry, its main challenges and issues in the background of the credit crunch, mark-to-market debate, the differences between the Big4 (honestly, i don’t think there are any major ones). Any suggestions where I could review the most essential bits to those questions?? Any help or suggestions very appreciated.