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Interview Questions

2016

"I was asked why I wanted to work in the Newcastle office and why I was interested in audit. There were also questions on my hobbies and interests."
Graduate, Newcastle
"I had questions about my previous role and why I'd like to come to RSM to train to be an accountant."
Graduate, Bury St. Edmunds
"Standard interview questions: why this field? Why this company? Why not other companies? I was also asked about my hobbies and previous experience etc."
Graduate, London
"Why internal audit? Why RSM?"
Graduate, London
"Why do you want to work here? Why should we pick you? Standard stuff really."
Graduate, london
"Anything on your CV can crop up."
Graduate, Guildford
"Why was I interested in the role? Why was I drawn to RSM? What do I hope to achieve with RSM? Where do I see myself in five to ten years?"
Graduate, London
"The questions in my actual interview were quite brief and more about getting me to talk about myself. It was more informal compared to the case study group exercises etc."
Graduate, Bristol

2014

"Questions were generic interview questions, and the focus was on why I wanted to be an accountant. There were a few competency type questions where I provided examples of when I had demonstrated key skills."
Graduate, Guildford
"I was asked questions relating to my experience from work and my university, about my ambitions and reasons for wanting to become a CA, about the firm and about what I can bring to the job."
Graduate, Glasgow
"Questions included: What do you see as the risks posed to the public sector? What makes you better than the other applicants today? What do you think of driving and travelling?"
Graduate, Milton Keynes
"The questions mainly focused on my motivation for pursuing the role and how I would approach the amount of study required. Also, there were questions about my hobbies, etc. There were some competency based questions such as "describe a time when you demonstrated..."."
Graduate, Bury St Edmunds
"I was asked why I wanted to work for Baker Tilly and how I felt I was suited to the role I would be doing. There was also a lot of focus on my educational/personal background and also a lot of questions were asked regarding my placement year."
Graduate, Birmingham
"I was asked about my general academic and working life background and what strengths and weaknesses I had. Both interviews felt more focussed on the kind of person I am rather and how I'd fit in with the office rather than how much prior knowledge I had."
Graduate, Reading
"As I had a lot of work experience behind me in a different area, I was asked a lot relating to that and why I had chosen to switch career. I was asked about my working style and management style, (as I had several years of management in a different industry)."
Graduate, Glasgow
"I was asked about my prior knowledge of the company; my strengths/weaknesses, my previous work experience and transferable skills; and why I was interested in the role, etc."
Graduate, Newcastle
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