Preparing for your interview
Top tips from our recruitment team
7 steps guaranteed to set you up for success
#1 Do your homework
We're impressed when candidates have taken the time to do their research and learn about us. Since you are here on this site, you obviously find value in this too. Take a look around and learn as much as you can. Being prepared will also minimize your anxiety.
#2 Prepare your responses
We are measuring more than just how you typically behave we are also interested in what motivates you and what you value. This approach gives us more information about you and how you like to approach tasks and helps us to understand how that aligns to Deloitte. With that in mind – think through some tangible examples to show how you think, how you interact with others and how you have created an impact in previous roles and projects.
#3 Make an impact
Dress for the occasion. The rule is, when in doubt, overdress. If you mean business, show us. And remember…it's not always what you say, but how you present yourself that makes an impression. Be sure to shake hands firmly and maintain eye contact. During the interview, sit up and stay focused. Remember, if your mind starts to wander, it will show!
#4 Be confident
Composure in the business world is crucial. And an interview is a good measurement of how you handle pressure. You don't want to appear too nervous. At the same time, don't be too relaxed. Maintain an appropriate level of professionalism without being unapproachable. The best advice is to be yourself. We all have strengths - identify them and share them with us. Let your strengths come through in your interview. We're looking for individuals who will thrive in our environment.
#5 Sell yourself
Your qualifications and experience got you in the door. Make sure you can speak confidently about any experiences you've had in the workplace and in the classroom. Specific examples of how you've contributed to an organization or project are of interest to us. We see potential in you, so be sure to sell yourself by promoting your skills and abilities.
#6 Ask questions
When you want to learn more about who we are and what we do, it shows us you are interested. Depending on what you ask, it may also prove you've done your homework. Before the interview, make sure you've prepared a list of questions that we may not have addressed and tailor your questions for the person you are interviewing with.
#7 Follow up
It's good etiquette to thank interviewers for their time. Make sure you have contact information for the person or people that you meet with and send an email to each one as soon as possible after the interview. This will also let us know that you liked what you heard and you want us to keep you in mind.