Phone Interview commercial awareness

KPMG

#1

Hi there! I have a phone interview coming up with KPMG for advisory and I was wondering what exactly kPMG defines as ‘commercial awareness’. I was speaking to a guy who interviewed with KPMG who is an LSE postgrad, and he was suggesting that I read more about China’s Black Monday, China’s growth now compared to Japan in the late 80s…all of which I thought was interesting, but perhaps a little bit off-kilter. I assumed commercial awareness was tested in the interview through the use of scenarios. Is it worth going into full, academic depth about other economic topics too?


#2

Hi VenetuaRAO,

My best advice would be to look at the “Seizes Business Opportunities” section on this page of our website: https://www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/graduates/how-to-apply/behavioural-capabilities#.VgARG99Viko. This should help in terms of your query.

Thanks,

Sam.