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Application Process & Interviews at Hood Sweeney
- Average rating for Recruitment, based on 10 reviews8.6 / 10
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
2 interviews and a psychoanalytic test
2 interviews, testing and a dinner with directors before offer
I sent my resume to the HR advisor and then an initial meeting was organised with her. After this I was successful in moving to the next round, this is where I underwent psychometric testing. From there I had a second interview with the director of which team I was going to be in and after that I found out I was successful in gaining the job.
The interview process involved three stages. The first was a interview with a member of the human resources team and then a second interview with a director and a manager. The final step was a dinner with various directors and senior staff.
The interview process and assessments were challenging and rigorous, but very fair. They encouraged you to step outside your comfort zone, interact with stakeholders on various levels and ultimately reinforced your desire to work there.
Initial interview with HR representative, followed by an interview with leaders of the team you will be working in and some psychometric testing
Interview followed by aptitude testing followed by a final interview with a director/manager
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
Background, career aspiration, skills
Greatest achievements. How to overcome stressful situations. Where do you see yourself in 5 years
I was asked a lot about my previous workplace and role there and how it would help me in my potential role. I was also asked why I chose to study accounting and my work skills and what I could bring to the job.
When I was interviewed there were questions about my time at university and my grades but the majority of the time was spent talking about my work experience and commitments outside of study. For me these included being part of a sporting club, being on a committee and my time doing work experience through the CA Young Achiever program.
Tell us about yourself? What are your short term or long term career and personal goals? What do you know about Hood Sweeney?
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Research the 5 core values of the firm and get your head around what the Hood Sweeney Way means
Research the company core values and see if they align with your own
Be yourself and research about the company. We have a few different service lines and teams within each service line therefore it is important to know a bit about these.
While your time getting the required technical knowledge is crucial, it is also important that you show that you have interests outside of your study such as being part of sports club. It also helps to try and gain some work relevant experience as an under grad.
Learn all you can about Hood Sweeney! Ensure you can tell the interviewers about yourself, your interests and hobbies - rather than just focus on your university or other study results.
Research the business to ensure that you know who you are talking to and how the business operates as best you can