So you got the call to come in for an interview with PwC. Congratulations! This week, I thought I would offer some quick tips to help you get through that daunting interview. While these may seem common sense at first, it never hurts to be reminded.
Calm your Nerves: Interviews naturally make most people nervous and it can be obvious to the interviewer as well. Make sure you do whatever you need to do to help calm yourself down. Whether it’s listening to some music, distracting yourself with a quick game of Sudoku, or reading a magazine, a distraction in the last 15-20 minutes leading up to the interview can be really beneficial.
Be Prepared: It’s always a good idea to review the CACEE you submitted the night before. This will help jog your memory and will allow you to speak about your experiences when questions are asked. Also, brainstorm questions you think will be asked and think of responses that would be suitable. You can practice with a parent or a friend and they can give you feedback on how you did.
Don’t be Afraid to Be Yourself: The single most important thing PwC looks for is fit. If you’re not being yourself, you are not going to do yourself or the firm any favours. This isn’t an audition where you need to play a character. Being yourself will help both you and the firm make the right decision and will allow for a more natural interview.
Hope that helps!