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    (Original post by Doughnuts!!)
    I'm pretty certain that I remember reading somewhere that they don't start screening/sending out decisions until after their deadline.
    Indeed - the deadline is the end of January and they say we'll hear back from them after this date.
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    Anyone been invited to AC by MS yet??
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    Got a few messages about pwc insight academy advice so,
    Interview advice: competency based. I think the girl said she would ask me a question on every competency, I’m not sure if she did.
    E.g. I got asked something along the lines of "Give me a time you acquired and applied commercial and technical expertise." My answer to this question was pretty poor, just spluttered something about reading the ft and bbc.co.uk/business. Talked about the current affairs too (find something that interests you and research it. I’m sure Eurozone crisis would do fine. Perhaps talk about potential break up of big 4?). This was the first question and I picked it up after. My advice to you would be to look at all the competencies and find examples in your life where you have demonstrated these competencies. You don't need amazing examples; just make sure you have some. If you Google pwc interview questions you'll find a list but I wouldn't advise writing out answers. You will sound scripted and it won't go down well. Have a list of all your achievements in front of you so you can refer to them in the interview. The interview experience is pretty static; it isn't much of a conversation. Also, if they feel you aren't answering their question they will press you. And I wouldn't advise lying; they will be able to spot you as you can get grilled a bit if they feel you are waffling. I guess you can exaggerate a little, but be careful. And also watch out for ummms, ahhs and saying like too much. It’ll sound even worse than in person.
    Pwc final stage is a telephone interview, no AC
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    (Original post by icancount23)
    Got a few messages about pwc insight academy advice so,
    Interview advice: competency based. I think the girl said she would ask me a question on every competency, I’m not sure if she did.
    E.g. I got asked something along the lines of "Give me a time you acquired and applied commercial and technical expertise." My answer to this question was pretty poor, just spluttered something about reading the ft and bbc.co.uk/business. Talked about the current affairs too (find something that interests you and research it. I’m sure Eurozone crisis would do fine. Perhaps talk about potential break up of big 4?). This was the first question and I picked it up after. My advice to you would be to look at all the competencies and find examples in your life where you have demonstrated these competencies. You don't need amazing examples; just make sure you have some. If you Google pwc interview questions you'll find a list but I wouldn't advise writing out answers. You will sound scripted and it won't go down well. Have a list of all your achievements in front of you so you can refer to them in the interview. The interview experience is pretty static; it isn't much of a conversation. Also, if they feel you aren't answering their question they will press you. And I wouldn't advise lying; they will be able to spot you as you can get grilled a bit if they feel you are waffling. I guess you can exaggerate a little, but be careful. And also watch out for ummms, ahhs and saying like too much. It’ll sound even worse than in person.
    Pwc final stage is a telephone interview, no AC
    hold ya mouf
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    (Original post by LawQC)
    hold ya mouf
    what?
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    gs, IBD Application received. Does anyone think this is a bad sign?
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    (Original post by louismhale)
    gs, IBD Application received. Does anyone think this is a bad sign?
    I'd withdraw if I was you.






    Joke. Dunno.
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    (Original post by jack_the_ripper)
    got rejected from BarCap cos of my verbal, how do you practice for those????????????????
    How do you know it was because of your verbal? Also how long did they take to get back to you after completing online testing? Cheers
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    if you fail barcap tests do they let you know ASAP??

    I sat barcap over a week ago, got the email saying i passed numerical then after doing the verbal just got an email saying i was under review...

    if you fail do they let you know within a few days??? thought i;d passed them but now not too sure, as haven't heard a thing since sunday last week.
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    Was anyone elses MS interview 100% technical (apart from the oblig 'why us')?
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    Apparently one of my friends has a BarCap telephone interview. anyone else got one?
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    (Original post by lilly xx)
    Was anyone elses MS interview 100% technical (apart from the oblig 'why us')?
    No, more about why I'm interested in the industry and competency stuff. A brainteaser and some basic technical questions related to my background.
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    (Original post by Raphael_R)
    No, more about why I'm interested in the industry and competency stuff. A brainteaser and some basic technical questions related to my background.
    What brainteaser?
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    Just simple math, squareroot of 5000. The exact answer is not asked for, but one should be able to get it +-1 from the correct one without any headache.
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    Just a quick query. With regards to checking your a-level grades and degree preddiction, do they ask you to send your transcript in or directly get in contact with the uni?
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    (Original post by 24craigour)
    Apparently one of my friends has a BarCap telephone interview. anyone else got one?
    I have a BarCap assessment centre, didn't realise they were doing telephone interviews too.
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    Just had MS interview. Must have drawn the short straw as there was a fair bit of technical stuff involved. Nice brainteaser though.
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    (Original post by miml)
    Just had MS interview. Must have drawn the short straw as there was a fair bit of technical stuff involved. Nice brainteaser though.
    What brainteaser did you get?
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    (Original post by Raphael_R)
    What brainteaser did you get?
    8 balls, one is heavier/lighter. How do you find it in 2 weighings.
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    (Original post by miml)
    Just had MS interview. Must have drawn the short straw as there was a fair bit of technical stuff involved. Nice brainteaser though.
    phone interview or face to face?
 
 
 
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