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Consultant at Harvey Nicoles
How would you deal with a difficult customer?
What is important about customer service?
Tell us about a time you have gone above and beyond to provide good cstomer service?
What would you do if you thought an item didn't look good on a customer? Would you still sell it to them?
Important to stress, link sales for any retail job. i.e selling a belt to go with a pair of trousers. They love it if you talk about that!
Auditor - public sector
Position - Senior
Auditor (Wolverhampton City Council)
Economics Consultant - Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR)
Position - Economics
Consultant (Centre for Economics and Business Research)
Trainee Econometrician - Medicom
Date of Interview
- June 2005
Financial Consultant - Perfect Days
Position - Financial
Graduate - KPMG
Position - Graduate
Graduate - KPMG
Position - Graduate Government Advisory
Date of Interview - 27th October 2005
Notes on the interview - Having taken and passed the online maths test there was an interview with a senior member of staff. Note that the final round interview is with a partner and an assessment day. The interview was a mixture of questions about your knowledge and about yourself.
It began with talking about the public sector. What were the main issues with the public sector, i.e. things like maximising efficiency, the fact they have a different role to play when compared to the private sector as they have to worry about equity as well as efficiency and all the other things that can be easily found with a quick web search.
The second section was the usual interview questions. Give me an example of when you've worked in a team. Tell me about a time you've overcome a problem. When have you worked under pressure. Very standard.
They also asked what problems KPMG were facing at the moment. I mentioned things like the fact they had been fined in America for breach of audit regulations. Concerning the advisory department I said that KPMG faced issues with the fact that advisory and audit sections working on similar projects could create a conflict of interests.
Government Economics Service
Position - Temporary
Assistant Economist (graduate position)
Web Designer - Farmsure
Position - Website
Designer (3 month project)
Temporary Office Work
Date of Interview - 4th October 2005
Notes on the interview - Not really an interview as such. The purpose of the exercise was to find out what skill you have. It started with an application form where you list your grades, experiences and range of skills.
Next I did four computer tests. The first measured my speed and accuracy when typing in information about addresses and names onto a standardised form. Next the test measured the same thing but just for the inputting of numbers. The next test measured how good my audio typing was. Finally I had a spelling test - I believe that there are varying levels to this. I took the intermediate level and this included words such as Edinburgh.
Finall I had a chat with one of the recruitment consultants to see what sort of work I wanted, the hours I wished to work and just the clarification of details.
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