I posted a topic a few days ago, but i guess it got deleted during the forum change. No harm done though.
Wikijob is an excellent site. The forums are great and so are the people that offer advice that is priceless to newbies like me.
I applied for tax in EY.
I got invited to the assesment centre and after that to the first round interview ( i guess the procedure is a bit different than the one described in another sticky).
Before the first round interview i discovered wikijob and i can’t tell you how much this site helped me. With everything i read i felt confident because i knew how the interview is structured and what kind of answers you should provide ( including tha STAR and CAR technique - i prefer CAR :)). And the interview was more or less what wikijob said it was going to be. A lot of different questions, but the main one’s were the kind of questions that are described on wikijob as competency based questions. Halfway through the interview i relaxed completely as i saw the interview is going fine and that wikijob saved me a lot of nerves and improvising. Good preparation really is the key!
A day after the first round interview they set me up via phone for a partner interview. I’ve asked in the topic that got deleted what comercial awereness questions are likely for tax, especially: “what significant factors have affected the industry in recent years?”. 2 people replied, one of them was Redsuperted, the other one i don’t remember, sorry. I got a hint at the EY EU tax publication. Thanks to both for replying in such short time. You calmed me down :).
On the scheduled day i got interviewed by a partner and a manager together. They didn’t have a clue about what was being discussed in the first round interview. But they were very friendly and the interview was more of a chat about how EY is great , why i should work for them, what it’s like for the first few years, and why as a lawyer i didn’t apply to a law firm. They also asked why EY.
And a day later i got offered a job. And i’m accepting it:). I’m delighted:).
I wanted to share my experience as a thank you to the site an the comunity that helped me so much. I hope someone will find this useful.