Although many of the stuffs have already been mentioned in previous posts( which really helped me a lot, thanks!!!), I still think there might be something valuable from my experience. So this is the whole telephone interview process.
The interviewer was a very nice woman and talked in a friendly way. She first introduced herself and said the interview would last for 30-35min ( but actually it ended up to be 45min!). Then she went straight into questions. General questions to start with, e.g.:
Why have you chosen your university?
Why BR? How would you expect your role to be in BR? ( I didn’t answer for this one well, what I was expecting wasn’t close to what they do, so she further elaborated about their roles and how the internship would be like)
Why Grant Thornton?
After 10min she said,’ let’s move onto competency questions.’ So it was at least 8 or 9 non stop competency questions. I have to say it’s very intense and quite mechanical.
Give me an example that you addressed different audiences in different communication manners.
How you have led your team to a mile further?
When you missed a deadline.
Example about innovation and change.
How you motivated your team members?
Showed your credibility.
How did you multi-task?
Made an important judgment.
How to show your organization?
The last part she asked me if I have any questions for her.
My suggestions are:
Remember to follow the STAR tip while giving examples.
It’ll be better to talk to a HR in the sector you’re applying to, so you would know what exactly you would be doing.
Prepare as many examples as possible, because you don’t want to give repeated ones.
And don’t worry if you are mechanical, because as what someone has said in the forum before, this is what they are expecting.