Life at Deloitte
Top tips for Interns in an Interview
Gavin English, Summer Intern in Audit & Assurance
For many, the interview process can be a stressful time. However this should not be the case. After having applied to your chosen position you have now been called back for an interview. This is step one on your journey, a step you should be proud of. I remember the day I was called back for my Interview with Deloitte. Firstly I had to sneak out the back of a college lecture to answer the call, and was then greeted by a member of the HR team. After having received the good news, naturally I was delighted as I booked a time for my interview.
This excitement soon transformed to nerves. What should I say? What should I wear? Will they like me? These are common questions among anyone taking an interview. The most important piece of advice I can give to anyone is to be yourself! I know this is very cliché but it really is the best approach to take.
The interviewers at Deloitte want to get to know who you really are, what your hobbies and interests are and why you chose Deloitte. Being yourself allows you to relax more and be comfortable in your own skin which results in a smooth and enjoyable interview.
Remember to be yourself and remain calm, this way you can perform your best and leave a lasting impression on the interviewers.
Another tip to remember is interviewers are not there to catch you out. They simply want to get to know you. You have already submitted your CV and answered and all the relevant questions during the application process. The interview stage is the only chance you get to show them who you really are and what qualities you can bring to Deloitte. For me personally, the waiting was the most difficult part. But once I was in the room with the Interviewers I was made feel very comfortable.
The interviewers are friendly and take interest in your CV and previous life experiences. The nerves I had going into the room soon began to fade away as I became more and more comfortable while enjoying the conversation. It’s important to express yourself and engage in the conversation. This is your best chance to make a lasting impression on the interviewers. Finally, enjoy the process. You’ve been called for an interview because your application and CV stood out. The last step is the actual interview.
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