I have just got back from a first interview with Grant Thornton and thought I’d share my experiences as Wiki Job has been amazing in helping me feel much more confident before interviews.
The interview lasted about 45 minutes and was held at the office I have applied to. There were two people interviewing me. Somebody from the department I applied to and someone from HR.
All the questions I got asked were asked in a kind of roundabout way, for example, instead of just ‘why tax?’ I was asked ‘why are you considering a graduate role in the tax department?’. I’ve simplified the questions I got asked below.
Why did you choose your university?
Why did you choose your course?
How did you hear about Grant Thornton?
What skills have you gained from your work experience?
Tell me about:
A time you have used your initiative
A time you have had to prioritise and how you did this
A time you worked in a successful team. How was the team successful?
A time you have struggled to reach a deadline
Why do you think you would be suitable to a role in your chosen department?
Why Grant Thornton?
And then I got a chance to ask a few questions and then I left.
I don’t think I got through though. I had an interview yesterday as well and my brain is a bit mushed up now with interview prep and revision! I knew what I wanted to say but didn’t get the answers out very articulately!
If anybody has any more questions feel free to ask.
My interview yesterday was at PKF so I can also answer any questions on their first interview too.