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    Does anyone know the format/process for experienced hires?

    Going through the website, my experience so far is nothing like it says. I had an invite to do the online numerical/verbal etc. tests, then a face-to-face interview, and scheduled a second face-to-face interview with a senior dude and an executive within the team i'll potentially be joining. I just find it a bit odd that I don't seem to be going through the normal process and the guy in the interview team confirmed the next interview via email as "1st interview".

    Not sure TSR is the best place as I assume majority of people here join as grad hires or through school leaver schemes, just trying to get a bit of help figuring out where I am in process and how far I am from getting a job offer.

    Read loads of horror stories as well about their post-offer vetting process, hoping it's not as stringent for experienced hires as opposed to grad schemes...
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    Ok forget that, I now have an offer

    The start date is ages away though, 8th of May. Is that normal? I've only been in my current job for 6 weeks so to tell them to prepare references and i'm leaving, then sit around for over a month here is not going to make me popular in the office...

    He said they only check 3 years of history so I should be ok. (I put work experience on there that I did when I was 16 and can't really remember the accurate dates).
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    (Original post by Tokyoround)
    Ok forget that, I now have an offer

    The start date is ages away though, 8th of May. Is that normal? I've only been in my current job for 6 weeks so to tell them to prepare references and i'm leaving, then sit around for over a month here is not going to make me popular in the office...

    He said they only check 3 years of history so I should be ok. (I put work experience on there that I did when I was 16 and can't really remember the accurate dates).
    Congratz. What line of service are you in?
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    (Original post by Regent)
    Congratz. What line of service are you in?
    Tax. Hopefully I can make a move to Actuarial consulting though as i'm more into risk management and banking. Seems possible as they appear to actively encourage people to progress and move around.

    I'm shocked tbh. I applied on a whim in early December, didn't hear anything so forgot about it and found another job. 2 weeks ago they invited me for an online assessment

    The guys in my second interview were so chilled out, they literally threw aside the competency questions and my application. They just wanted to chat and get to know me. I'm in the fancy new office at more London as well
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    (Original post by Tokyoround)
    Tax. Hopefully I can make a move two Actuarial consulting though as i'm more into risk management and banking. Seems possible as they appear to actively encourage people to progress and move around.

    I'm shocked tbh. I applied on a whim in early December, didn't hear anything so forgot about it and found another job. 2 weeks ago they invited me for an online assessment

    The guys in my second interview were so chilled out, they literally threw aside the competency questions and my application. They just wanted to chat and get to know me. I'm in the fancy new office at more London as well
    Congratulations!! What was your experience in and how long (purely for the sake of curiosity and google search posterity )?
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    (Original post by ForKicks)
    Congratulations!! What was your experience in and how long (purely for the sake of curiosity and google search posterity )?
    I left uni in 2010, worked for a solar company doing some sales analysis and forecasting, started as a risk analyst in January this year for small asset managing firm.

    Qualifications-wise I'm a uni drop-out (hated boring campus life, I like being busy/constant pressure and really wish I chose a city uni or went part-time). I have an IMC, CFA Level I, passed the first Actuarial exam and also registered for CFA level II this summer. CFA is done through my current company though, not sure if they'll try to claw back their investment now if I leave
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    (Original post by Tokyoround)
    Tax. Hopefully I can make a move to Actuarial consulting though as i'm more into risk management and banking. Seems possible as they appear to actively encourage people to progress and move around.

    I'm shocked tbh. I applied on a whim in early December, didn't hear anything so forgot about it and found another job. 2 weeks ago they invited me for an online assessment

    The guys in my second interview were so chilled out, they literally threw aside the competency questions and my application. They just wanted to chat and get to know me. I'm in the fancy new office at more London as well
    Haha. Me to. Don't start till September though. Yeah, PwC are really good with regards to flexible movement. My business unit actively encourage you to gain experience in as many areas as possible and they allow you to pursue your interests.

    A lot of my time will be spent in transactions, restructuring, insolvency and assurance and I'll probably end up specialising in area in transactions unless I find something else that sparks my interest.

    Best of luck to you.
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    (Original post by Tokyoround)
    I left uni in 2010, worked for a solar company doing some sales analysis and forecasting, started as a risk analyst in January this year for small asset managing firm.

    Qualifications-wise I'm a uni drop-out (hated boring campus life, I like being busy/constant pressure and really wish I chose a city uni or went part-time). I have an IMC, CFA Level I, passed the first Actuarial exam and also registered for CFA level II this summer. CFA is done through my current company though, not sure if they'll try to claw back their investment now if I leave
    Wow, that's an impressive set of qualifcations. So if you're working in Tax does this mean that you have to start alongside graduates as you have no previous training? I always assumed experienced hires meant 'post qualification' hires.
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    (Original post by Regent)
    Wow, that's an impressive set of qualifcations. So if you're working in Tax does this mean that you have to start alongside graduates as you have no previous training? I always assumed experienced hires meant 'post qualification' hires.
    Oh no experienced hire generally means "any job thats not grad or school leaver scheme" so a receptionist would be an experienced hire. Experienced hires are people who've gained relevant experience in another industry, role or company. Sometimes it does mean qualified professionals but it can also mean someone 'graduate calibre' who wouldnt qualify for grad scheme but has good experience, professional qualifications and potential so they start off at an entry level role.

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