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Some advice from our team

Your CV is your opportunity to sell the skills, experience and achievements you have that make you a good match to the opportunity you have applied for and Deloitte.

Svetlana Meyer, Partner, Tax and Legal

Svetlana Meyer has some sound advice for applicants. “First impressions are important: your c.v. is the first thing that a potential employer will see, so you should make sure that yours is well laid out, thorough, easy to understand and, importantly, error-free.

If you are invited to come and see us, you should remember that we need a well-balanced team, with a mix of skills so there are not necessarily any right and wrong answers.

If you pass the first hurdle and are invited back to see us again, then just “be yourself”. This may seem like pretty banal advice, but we see a lot of candidates and we can often tell if someone is trying to bluff us or hide something. One more thing, you should take some initiative too―ask questions. You’ll be speaking to someone who already knows what it’s like to work for us, so make the most of the opportunity. You will also make a good impression!

Vladimir Kozyrev, Partner, Audit Department

A c.v. should answer the questions a reader may have, not pose new ones. For example, if the role you are going for doesn’t seem to be logical career progression, you should tell the reader why. Your c.v. should sell your best qualities and skills, but be careful not to exaggerate: for instance, if you can’t prove the “fluent English” in your c.v. it’s definitely best to leave out the claim. Try and make your c.v. different enough to stand out, whilst remaining professional.

As for the interview―be ready for everything. You’ll meet our HR specialists, but you’re also likely to be interviewed by one of our business professionals. So you could be asked questions relating to your education, your specialist field or your personal interests.

Some golden rules: arrive on time, follow the dress code, answer honestly and try to keep calm. Interviewers are often as nervous as you are, it’s important for them to select the right candidates from the many people we see. So, if you are the right candidate for us, your task is to show it.

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