(Original post by noisla)
Hey chill out. You're a graduate not experienced hire. They're testing your communication skills and business awareness skills, not you ability to trawl online databases and apply endless business models - you're about to join the firm to learn that. I did mine from notes off the back of an envelope and got praised for not being scripted. (Another tip is to pick a company so obscure your interviewer definitely won't know them and won't know where you're wrong e.g. that local company where you had your saturday job.) If you go over time A LOT you will lose marks for not being able to communicate in an effective manner but a little bit won't matter. The key thing is to present in a relaxed, structured way and not cram in too much.
haha, thanks. I picked a pretty large company, and it went ok (I think). However I stuffed up one question in the partner interview about the presentation. Trick/tricky question, and I couldnt answer it, but luckily there was only a short period of silence, and then the partner discussed it. Its true what the forums say, the partners are nice people, and its a much more relaxed chat, and you dont feel the nerves like in the first interview.
I also am worried I was a little quiet in the group exercise. I spoke, gave ideas, and tried to keep the group on track and organized as far as time was concerned, but I was one of the quieter ones.
As for the e-tray, I answered 23/24, didnt get to find the answer to the last though.
I have a question for you guys/girls. I had my AC on Tuesday, and they said they will inform us by email within 3 working days. However on the forums, everyone says a partner calls you within 1-3 days. What should I expect?
As expected, I am starting to assume the worst, as 24hrs has passed an I've heard nothing (human instinct lol)
For those who have been through the process, when did you hear and how (phone call/email/both)?