During the recruitment process, you might hear the phrase ‘Global Behaviours' a lot. By this, we mean the skills and behaviours that every person here at KPMG shares. To us, ‘behaviours’ are more than the way you act – they represent the set of values that underpin our business.
So as well as your academic qualifications, we look at nine key areas. When preparing for your interview, you should consider how you’ve demonstrated these in your life inside and outside work and study, from hobbies and academia to part-time jobs and extra-curricular activities. Think about specific examples of things you’ve done in the last two to three years, remembering what you did, the role you played and what challenges you faced.
We realise deciding where to begin your career can be difficult and that you might apply to a number of different organisations. However, we also hope you’ve identified why you want to work for us in particular and have thought carefully about why you want to work in your chosen field. Have you:
To meet deadlines and work commitments, you’ll need to be a capable task manager. That means being able to plan, prioritise and prepare in advance so that you work efficiently. Invariably there’ll be occasions in your KPMG career where you’ll have less time than you’d like to complete a task. So, can you:
Building relationships is a big part of KPMG. Whichever area of our business you join, you’ll work as part of a team on a regular basis, so we’re looking for people who enjoy sharing and discussing ideas. Client contact is also a huge part of what we do, so being able to build relationships is crucial. Do you:
As you can imagine, the opportunities available within KPMG are huge. If you want to develop both professionally andpersonally, we can offer you the tools to go far. But you drive a big part of that journey, and we look for people with the motivation to achieve their potential. Do you:
At KPMG, we’ll look to you to provide solutions. We will give you the autonomy to make decisions, and it’s the ability to analyse information and provide your solution clearly and confidently that we’re really looking for. Do you:
To make an impact with colleagues and clients, you must be able to communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing. It’s important that people are confident in what you have to say, and that you’re able to articulate your point in the most appropriate way. Can you:
It’s very important that our employees are genuinely interested in business and commercial issues, and understand the external marketplace and the issues our clients face. We really want people to be passionate about the business world.
Solving problems innovatively involves thinking creatively. So, we look for strong problem-solvers who can go beyond the obvious solution.
We’ve all faced times when challenges or setbacks need overcoming to achieve a goal. What’s important is how we react to these setbacks and keep motivated in difficult situations. The workplace is no different and there’ll be times when you face an obstacle or have to work under pressure.