After you passed the online tests stage, you will be invited to the Deloitte office for their final interview. This is a chance for you to demonstrate your passions and skills that would make you suitable for the role.
It will be competency based (CBI), so we suggest you have some ideas ready to prove how you satisfy Deloitte’s requirements. Think about the projects you have previously worked on, in your professional experiences or education, and think about what your role was, what have you achieved and how you approached any problems.
Tip: Remember, it is important to talk about a variety of experiences so do not get hung up on one job you did in the past.
Tip: Prepare and write down a couple of projects or initiatives that you did exceptionally well in. The interviewer will be interested in understanding how you have approached the problem, what analysis you have done, data gathered, insights and actions taken, results achieved and what your role was.
You should prepare some ideas of examples that you can later use during your interview, and should base these on the most common types of interview questions.
Want to know what questions could come up in your interview? Graduates First can help with the Question Identifier Tool (QIT). You can get it by following this link.
Deloitte Interview Questions and Answers
Below you can find a few examples of the most common Deloitte interview questions and how to answer them.
Deloitte Interview Question #1
Tell us about yourself and why your profile is a match for this role at Deloitte
Deloitte Interview Answer #1
To answer this question refer back directly to the candidate profile or list of requirements that were listed under this particular job posting. In your answer show clear examples of qualifications and experiences you have that are applicable to this position.
You should also expand on your answer to include your personal motivations and great attitude to make the most of this opportunity.
Deloitte Interview Question #2
Why have you chosen Deloitte over the other ‘Big Four’?
Deloitte Interview Answer #2
This is one of the trickiest questions you will be asked. Most of the recruiters will be aware that many candidates apply to all Big 4 companies without much differentiation. In this answer you will need to prove that you did your research and that you understand how Deloitte is different to other competitors. Focus on their branding in the market.
To answer this question, you can also give examples of awards, conferences, industry reports or charity work that Deloitte is involved in, by linking these initiatives to your own interests and virtues.
Deloitte Interview Question #3
Tell us about the time when you experienced a difficult situation whilst working in a group and how you resolved it.
Deloitte Interview Answer #3
While most of the interview questions will center around positive experiences, such as achievements, you should also be prepared to discuss learnings that can come from negative and difficult experiences. One often example is teamwork.
To excel in a large organisation you will need to be an efficient communicator, someone who is dedicated to your responsibilities and is also someone others can rely on. You should also be prepared to confront other team members when problems arise in a professional way.
Think back to experiences you had when working in a team, even including university projects. Then think to the obstacles you faced, and explain clearly what actions you took and how you carried yourself. It is important to stress how capable you were of speaking directly to colleagues as when problems arise and to also articulate your arguments. You should also show example of how you took initiative to suggest alternative solutions.
Depending on which role you applied to, you might also be asked to complete the following:
– A 45-minute long case study in which you will be presented with an unknown scenario from everyday work at Deloitte, and asked to answer some questions. It is crucial that you practice case studies before to build your confidence and get familiar with the format of questions.
– If you applied for a role in consulting, you will need to complete a Group Exercise with a number of other candidates. In this exercise, you will all be presented with varying information and be expected to form your opinions and discuss them with other candidates – before finally coming to a conclusion. Learn more about Group Exercises with examples.