Had my phone interview last week, for Audit, two questions:
Largest PSF, global reach, CSR with some examples, impressive client list (give some examples), ethical behaviour, commitment to education, culture, environmental sustainability, potential for career development (give very brief outline), track record in bringing people through professional qualifications.
What will you be doing in your first year?
Studying hard for qualification (make sure you emphasise it is a significant time commitment), lots of time at client’s offices learning how audit works, making new friends and contacts via college, at office, at clients, ‘buddy’ scheme.
She stopped me at two points and asked who were Deloitte’s main competitors (Big 4) and also asked me to describe briefly what auditing actually involves. For the second question a few sentences explaining you will look at client’s financial records, ensure they are true and fair representation of reality etc will suffice. At no point is any great detail required. The entire thing took about 13 minutes. Interviewer is extremely friendly and will put you at ease.