Deciding where to begin your career is one of the most important decisions you will make. Getting started at a firm like KPMG, that’s invested in supporting you to grow and develop, will help you reach your full potential.
KPMG, and our recruiters, will be on campus to help you determine if this is the place for you. Once you've gotten to know us a little, the next step is to go through the interview process. This is the time to highlight your skills and to ensure that KPMG is a good fit for you.
An interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, but the more prepared you are, the easier it will be. Mariam Siha, a fourth-year student at The Schulich School of Business and an intern in our rotational program this past summer in our Toronto office, learned firsthand that being prepared is the key to success.
"I was thrilled to find out that I would have the opportunity to interview with KPMG, but I was also nervous to be going to my first real interview. I knew that I had a lot of work to do make sure I stood out to the interviewer," Mariam says. "To help build my confidence I practiced with mock interviews to make sure I felt confident and knew what skills to highlight. Gathering feedback from the mock interviews and preparing insightful answers to potential questions helped me feel relaxed and confident when I met with the KPMG interviewers."
KPMG's Campus Recruiting Team wants you to have a successful interview. We know it can be daunting to talk about yourself so we have put together some tips to help you feel more comfortable.
- Be prepared. Doing your research on the firm is a great place to start. You should have a general understanding of the firm's business and clients, as well as the skills that are valuable to the position that you are applying for. It is also helpful to practice by doing mock interviews at your career centre or with a friend. Prepare potential answers that effectively highlight your skills.
- Confidence is key. We know how intimidating it can be to talk about yourself, especially with someone you've never met. But keep in mind that these interviews are intended to help us get to know you and assess if you are a good fit. Relax. Be yourself. Let us get to know the real you.
- Smile. This may sound simple, but it can have a big impact on your interview. When you smile it not only makes you appear friendly, but it can also help you to relax, stay calm, and appear more confident. You will feel more at ease and help put those around you at ease, too. This makes the process easier and more comfortable for everyone.
- Follow up. Once you have finished the interview, we recommend that you follow up with your interviewers. Thank them for taking the time to meet with you, and reaffirm how excited you are to join KPMG. This will help keep you top of mind, and demonstrate that you really want the job.
For more information about KPMG, recruiting tips and our campus events check out our campus website www.kpmgfit.ca.