I had my first interview last week, and got through it thank goodness (assessment centre at the beginning of April for UK/Germany Audit with KPMG).
Anyway, I got asked a couple of questions on top of the ones we have on our list. As well as being asked to describe a company I thought could grow, I also got asked: “Can you tell me a company that has grown a lot in the last couple of years and what would you advise them to do next?” I would definitely think about this one cos I wasn’t expecting it, it stumped me and I ended up going with Facebook just to block a long silence! Anyway, that ended up being OK cos I talked a lot about how their challenge now wasn’t so much growth as stopping people flocking away due to the current privacy angst and recommended some strategies for retaining current users.
I was asked about 4 teamwork related competency questions (so much for two per competency!) so think of LOTS of teamwork stuff.
I happily used my Liechtenstein example and also manage to mention Socgen.
However, in the stress of the interview I completely forgot to mention the credit crunch and only briefly mentioned SARBOX. Argh!
Anyway, as I said it wasn’t the end of the world, I got the AC so just have to remember not to make the same mistakes in my partner interview!
I’m probably going to do Lufthansa for my company to present so just have to spend the next two weeks swotting up on their 300 page annual report!