Originally Posted by eddievddr10
is big4guru.com the real deal?
Dude wants you to buy a book?!?! Hahaha.
Anyone who truly needs a book to do well in a Big 4 interview is not going to do well in a Big 4 capacity.
I'm assuming the phone interview is very much similar to the in person interview....99.9% gauge of personality/character.
As a big4 alum, there are a few things I always looked for (besides grades/technical ability...it is assumed you know that stuff or you wouldn't even have gotten this far)...and that was:
-"Would I want to hang out with this person outside of work?". Your ability to get along with co-workers in such a team oriented environment is truly make or break. I'd say that accounts for 50-60% of it (this is how I evaluated people...keep in mind, I never worked in a recruiting capacity but was always involved when intern/new hire season came about...most other professionals feel the same)
-"Is this person willing to work their ass off and not complain?". Humility has got to be another 25-30% of the equation. There is so much demanded of you as a first year, that you have to personally be able to work long ass hours and become a sponge...don't think you know anything because you don't know shit (my schooling provided the foundation, but 99% of what I know now is due to on the job experience)
If your wife can inherently convey this to the recruiters in a relaxed way, she should be fine.
I know my post basically boils down to a generic "be yourself", but that's kind of what she has to be. We really appreciated people who were genuine and down to earth...the suckups and people who said what they thought we wanted to hear stuck out like sore thumbs.