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Recruiting 101Presented by the Queen’sAccounting Association
Agenda•   Recruiting Season Timeline•   Improving Your Chance of Getting Hired•   How to Dress•   Firm Information Session...
Recruiting Season Timeline                                                                            September 2012      ...
KPMG: Candace Shea & David Wood                   PwC: Patrick Lobb & Devon Parkes                   E&Y: Tina You & Devon...
Coach and Coffee Session
Improving Your Chances of GettingHired – What do recruiters look for?•   Grades•   Making Yourself Known•   Networking and...
Dressing Throughout Recruiting• Women and Men Walk through• Business Formal• Business Casual
Information Sessions• What to Expect ▫ Combined Information Session ▫ Mix & Mingle• Advice ▫   Don’t wait to talk to the r...
Sample Questions• For Staff/Seniors  ▫ What is the biggest difference between being a students and    working in audit? Do...
Resume & Cover Letter• Formality• Simple and Conservative• Standard font size and colour• Previous Accounting Experience n...
Cover Letter• No more than one page in length• Components ▫   Date the cover letter & resume are due ▫   Company name and ...
Resume• Components  ▫   Contact Information  ▫   Education  ▫   Work experience  ▫   Extra-curricular involvement• Tie the...
Pre-Interview Dinner• This is your chance to get to know the recruiters  personally• The firms are looking for people they...
Interview•   Deciding Factor•   What to Expect•   Behavioural (not Technical) Questions•   Preparation    ▫ Check the BCC ...
Offer Party / Dinner• Have a good time and be excited• Be yourself• Stay professional• Pretend it’s a first date – no reli...
Choosing a Firm•   Salary & Benefits•   UFE Program•   Clients•   Culture
Corporate Financial Advisory• CA Opportunity – Non-Traditional• Fields ▫   Mergers & Acquisitions ▫   Valuations ▫   Bankr...
What Not to Do•   Do Not Miss a Recruiting Event•   Do Not Speak Negatively•   Do Not Limit Your Options•   Do Not Stop Tr...
If You Don’t Receive an Offer• Keep Trying• Learn from the Experience• Thank the Firm and ask for Feedback
Q&A
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Recruiting 101

  1. 1. Recruiting 101Presented by the Queen’sAccounting Association
  2. 2. Agenda• Recruiting Season Timeline• Improving Your Chance of Getting Hired• How to Dress• Firm Information Sessions• Resume & Cover Letter• Pre-interview Dinner• Interviews• Offers• Corporate Financial Advisory• What Not to Do
  3. 3. Recruiting Season Timeline September 2012 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 CAREER LAUNCH 9 10 11 12 13 14 15QAA Recruiting Info Session Big 4 Info Session QAA Panel of Interns application due: KPMG (7pm) (5:30-9:30pm) (6:30pm) application due: Ernst & application due: PwC Young 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 application due: Deloitte QAA Coach and Coffee (5:30pm) INTERVIEWS 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
  4. 4. KPMG: Candace Shea & David Wood PwC: Patrick Lobb & Devon Parkes E&Y: Tina You & Devon McMurrayPanel of Interns Deloitte: Sean Milne & Rafi Saeed
  5. 5. Coach and Coffee Session
  6. 6. Improving Your Chances of GettingHired – What do recruiters look for?• Grades• Making Yourself Known• Networking and following up• Apply Early
  7. 7. Dressing Throughout Recruiting• Women and Men Walk through• Business Formal• Business Casual
  8. 8. Information Sessions• What to Expect ▫ Combined Information Session ▫ Mix & Mingle• Advice ▫ Don’t wait to talk to the recruiting manager ▫ Prepare insightful questions ▫ Team Up ▫ Follow up
  9. 9. Sample Questions• For Staff/Seniors ▫ What is the biggest difference between being a students and working in audit? Do you have suggestions for making the transition? ▫ What factors should I consider when it comes time to choose the types of clients I want to work with? ▫ Did you consider a designation other than CA? has the profession met your expectations so far?• For Managers/Partners ▫ What changes do you forsee in the profession and how will this impact someone who is starting their career in audit? ▫ Students have the option of obtaining their CA outside of the traditional route. Besides a background in audit, what would a student learn by working at a firm that they might not be learn by pursuing an alternative course.
  10. 10. Resume & Cover Letter• Formality• Simple and Conservative• Standard font size and colour• Previous Accounting Experience not Required• Keep it Recent• Do not lie or embellish, but don’t be afraid to be confident• Keep it at one page each
  11. 11. Cover Letter• No more than one page in length• Components ▫ Date the cover letter & resume are due ▫ Company name and address ▫ Opening salutation ▫ Introductory paragraph ▫ Personal paragraph ▫ Closing salutation and signature
  12. 12. Resume• Components ▫ Contact Information ▫ Education ▫ Work experience ▫ Extra-curricular involvement• Tie the tasks to specific skills and characteristics the firm is looking for
  13. 13. Pre-Interview Dinner• This is your chance to get to know the recruiters personally• The firms are looking for people they want to work with and that can develop relationships with clients – make your personality shine• Avoid technical or generic questions – get to know who you’re sitting with• Don’t be the one person ordering a rum and coke when everyone else is drinking wine
  14. 14. Interview• Deciding Factor• What to Expect• Behavioural (not Technical) Questions• Preparation ▫ Check the BCC for questions previously asked by specific firms.• Selecting Candidates
  15. 15. Offer Party / Dinner• Have a good time and be excited• Be yourself• Stay professional• Pretend it’s a first date – no religion, politics, or sexual jokes even if you are comfortable with the people you are with• Don’t mention other firms, even if you have an offer• A smile goes a long way 
  16. 16. Choosing a Firm• Salary & Benefits• UFE Program• Clients• Culture
  17. 17. Corporate Financial Advisory• CA Opportunity – Non-Traditional• Fields ▫ Mergers & Acquisitions ▫ Valuations ▫ Bankruptcy ▫ Capital Advisory ▫ Forensics ▫ Derivatives & Actuarial Advisory• Competitive• Skill Set
  18. 18. What Not to Do• Do Not Miss a Recruiting Event• Do Not Speak Negatively• Do Not Limit Your Options• Do Not Stop Trying
  19. 19. If You Don’t Receive an Offer• Keep Trying• Learn from the Experience• Thank the Firm and ask for Feedback
  20. 20. Q&A

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