Parents of Successful PWC Applicant 2013
Congratulations on passing the aptitude tests! Approximately 92% of applicants won’t have made it this far, so you’re already doing exceptionally well! Now it’s time to take it to the next level.
Stage nine of the KPMG application process is the presentation exercise, which is part of the assessment centre process. At the assessment centre, you will be undertaking in-tray and presentation exercises too. You will also be re-taking the numerical reasoning test and one of the verbal or diagrammatic reasoning tests.
After choosing a convenient date from the options offered to you by KPMG, you will typically have between one and two weeks to prepare and it is vital that you utilise this time by running through our practice material. As we all know, job tests can be daunting and how can you be fully confident of putting in a perfect performance if you lack Big Four experience? As long as you can demonstrate passion and endeavor, we will give you the support you need to land your dream job.
KPMG have designed the presentation exercise to assess you against their key competencies criteria. The test will be time-limited, so you must be able to withstand pressure. Our training will ensure that you are fully confident and prepared for any eventuality. Imagine the embarrassment and panic caused by ‘freezing up’ during the KPMG presentation exercise and you’ll realise just how important this is.
Although KPMG do list key competencies criteria on their website, they don’t provide many details on the initial and follow-up questions you can expect to face. However, you can draw on the experience of our experts, who have previously worked for Big Four firms, to give you a major advantage in this area. Green Turn is the only company offering preparation courses delivered by former KPMG employees, which will really set you apart from the crowd.
The objective of the presentation exercise is for you to gain and demonstrate a clear understanding of business operations and develop real insight. You will be provided with a presentation topic beforehand and are expected to come fully prepared for both initial and follow-up questions. You will be challenged and rigorously cross-questioned for around 10 to 15 minutes after making your presentation, by a KPMG partner. It will not be easy to impress the partner, as he or she will be involved in business development pitches every day and will have been doing so since you were a child. As with all KPMG assessment centre tests, the relevant software has been developed for the company by Cubiks, a renowned global HR consultancy that publishes various psychometric tests for KPMG worldwide.
The period of time that KPMG allow you to look at the instructional booklet is insufficient in which to properly prepare. Thus, it is vital that you receive appropriate guidance at this stage, because you do not want to be waiting for the presentation feeling nervous and unprepared. You need the relevant information and guidance well in advance to give yourself a realistic chance of success.
Your performance during the presentation exercise will be kept on permanent record and used during KPMG’s final deliberations to determine whether or not you have got the job. It’s more than possible to successfully get through this stage by attaining a passing grade, yet fail to secure employment when KPMG recruiters take a look at your collective performances over the whole application process.
KPMG grade your ability on each stage between 1 point and 5. It is assumed by KPMG that if an applicant can demonstrate ‘core capabilities’ and attain the full 5 marks during the assessment centre process then they automatically become a perfect match for the firm.
This means you need to score the maximum 5 points on every single stage to set yourself apart from rival jobseekers and cannot afford to take a job test without having been properly prepared by Green Turn.
Our research findings show that 7% of applicants fail KPMG’s presentation exercise, which in practice means that they have basically ruined their chances of ever securing a job with the firm. You are in a race against time – vacancies are quickly filled due to the major salary and status benefits provided by Big Four companies. Give your chances a serious boost by purchasing our preparation pack, which includes:
Green Turn is the market leader and the only specialist company worldwide that offers specific training on how to secure a Big Four job delivered by former employees of the companies in question. We have six years’ experience of successfully fast-tracking people like you into positions with the top companies and regularly receive positive feedback on our training methods. By purchasing our preparation packs, you are gaining access to an invaluable network of former Big Four employees who have the required knowledge and desire to advance you into a dream job. We pride ourselves on our clients’ 90-to-100% pass rates and it’s in our interests that you achieve employment so that the retention level stays high.
Everyone wants to assure themselves of a financially comfortable future, without the stress of worrying about how to make ends meet, and a job with KPMG is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Our experts look forward to engaging with you, so register with us now and let’s start work!