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RSM

4.3
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Application Process & Interviews at RSM

8.4
8.4 rating for Recruitment, based on 28 reviews
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
Email application, online interview, partner interview, in house assessment
Midlevel, Perth
Initial step includes completing an online form, submitting your CV/cover letter and doing an online interview. Next step is an assessment centre which tests potential employees regarding teamwork and client communication. The last step involves an interview with a manager and a partner. Overall, the hiring process is very similar across the industry. However, what was different with RSM is that each stage of the process is easy to follow. The last interview was very chill and engaging.
Graduate
Online assessment - cognitive Video Interview - answer a few questions into a webcam Recruitment Session - history of the firm at the main office - meeting with grads, Personal Interview - Interview with managers or partner
Graduate, Perth
Face to face interview with manager and partner and then an online assessment after the interview.
Graduate, Perth
Initial video interview, behaviour/skill online test, in-office accounting test and face-2-face interview
Graduate, Perth
There was a written application that needed to be filled out with the job advertisement. From there I was offered an interview and had to complete some cognitive testing before attending a face to face interview with some local partners.
Graduate
Efficient and quick.
Graduate, Melbourne
A large emphasis was placed on picking the right person and developing their skills
Graduate, Melbourne
It was pretty standard. Online quizzes, applications and interviews. There was no real assessment centre component, they went straight to the interviews.
Graduate, Melbourne
Application, video interview, online assessment, assessment centre (including an interview with a manager or partner), offer
Intern, Sydney
I was lucky enough to skip this process as the executives in my office were already aware of me.
Graduate, Wagga Wagga
Detailed, well managed and organised.
Graduate, Sydney
For the graduate program, a standard application is submitted, followed by video interviews. After the video interviews, there was an assessment centre and then testing followed the AC, which is not something I had seen done at other companies.
Graduate, Sydney
Smooth and a basic accounting assessment
Midlevel, Melbourne
I put in my resume around June/July and never heard anything back, it was because someone told me to reapply in November that I actually got the job. After getting the job I heard that my June/July application got lost and that was why I never heard back. Regardless whether or not this was true, re-applying was super easy and very fast. within a few days I had a phone interview, the following week I had a partner and manager interview, a few days later I had a written test and then a week after that I got the call offering me a contract. All together it took about 2.5 weeks.
Graduate, Melbourne
Asked to submit a video interview with 3 or so one minute responses to questions. Then months later I got a call and chatted to HR before quickly being called in for an interview. Received offer days later, but was called back to do an online intelligence assessment before finally signing contract.
Graduate, Perth
While I didn't apply for a grad position, RSM was really proactive in their hiring process. They were quick to inform me of updates regarding my application, and the process itself was done in a way that made you feel comfortable.
Intern, Melbourne
The interview was not daunting, I felt like I was just having a conversation with a friend.
Intern, PERTH
Both were very good. The right sort of questions were asked to get an idea of who I am as a person and how I will fit in rather than situational questions. The assessments help them understand my capabilities and critical thinking skills
Graduate, Ballarat
I had two sets of interviews which differs to the graduate process as I entered as an undergraduate.
Graduate, Sydney
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
Why audit Name a time with conflict Part time jobs Accounting based questions
Midlevel, Perth
Behavioural questions such as "Describe a time when you've encountered difficult customers and how you dealt with it."
Graduate
Why Audit? What were your responsibilities as a leader in school? Why RSM? What interests you about the industry?
Graduate, Perth
What can I bring to the company
Graduate, Perth
What I knew about the industry, my interests, why I chose this role
Graduate, Perth
I was asked about university what subjects I liked and didn't like. My interest and hobbies and what sports I played. I was also asked about family high school and about my part time job and experience.
Graduate
Tell me about yourself - outside of work How would you deal with this situation .. Strengths/Weaknesses.
Graduate, Sydney
Questions aimed at identifying who I am as a person and to see if I'm a good fit for the team
Intern, Wagga Wagga
Several hypothetical questions about what I'd do if I was working for the company
Graduate, Melbourne
Why I was interested in the division, situational specific questions
Intern, Sydney
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What do you want to get out of this position? Why RSM? Why Risk Consulting? If I called your references and past employers what 3 words would they use to describe you? The was also a question relating to why should they hire me?
Graduate, Melbourne
The video interview was very basic, but in the actual interview we went very in depth as to my journey through uni, professionally and life generally, be prepared to get very in depth and be yourself as they will be able to tell if you're insincere
Graduate, Perth
The questions were more so focused to me and how I tend to work best, which I think is very different to other interview processes where they generally tend to ask about your achievements or situation.
Intern, Melbourne
I was asked about past job experiences and how I handle certain situations.
Intern, PERTH
Just general questions about my life, including hobbies, sport, University and what subjects I enjoyed and didn't enjoy
Graduate, Ballarat
I was asked about my interests, why I wanted to become an accountant, how I have dealt with challenging experiences in the past.
Graduate, Sydney
Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?
Study up company, reach out to people internally
Midlevel, Perth
Be yourself. Prepare in advance. Research about the company and be more aware of latest news. These preparation helps improve confidence. Anxiety and nervousness will always be present but preparation will always help control them.
Graduate
Generic but - be yourself! Talk confidently and act natural. If you show you're comfortable it will reflect in the way you talk, but be professional!
Graduate, Perth
Understand the company values and the role you are applying for
Graduate, Perth
Research the company goals, strategies and culture so you can see how you align with the firm.
Graduate
Just be honest. If you aren't honest and try to 'fit' it won't work for not only the company but you won't enjoy it personally
Graduate, Sydney
Interaction and social abilities is important
Graduate, Melbourne
In applying to the company, if it's not the right place for you, don't expect the job. They want a good fit for them as much as to be the right place for you. I think RSM is honest and appreciates people who are real, not just another cookie cutter candidate. Give them insight into who are you, not just your experience.
Graduate, Melbourne
Read up on what kind of work that the division you are applying for and do research. see what interests you, what you have questions about, what you don't understand and the interviewer is happy to clarify it to you . Be honest.
Intern, Sydney
The skype interview is a strange experience, but be prepared and its fine. Have some notes of things you'd like to mention and don't be afraid to refer to them. Remember everyone is human at the end of the day.
Graduate, Wagga Wagga
Be yourself and be prepared. Research the company and familiarise yourself with the firm's values.
Graduate, Sydney
One of the biggest things we look for is fit within the team. Experience and pedigree is important but it's equally important that you show that you are someone that works well with the team.
Graduate, Sydney
Read up on the service line that you would like to work in
Midlevel, Melbourne
If you think that rehearsing your interview questions is smart, its not. They don't want the same smart answer you've spewed out in every interview you've done so far. They want a genuine answer that shows who you are and what your priorities are. Also don't get too caught up in thinking whether or not your resume and GPA are good enough, it boils down to your personality and how well they see you fitting into the RSM culture.
Graduate, Melbourne
Do your research on the department you're applying for and have it really clear in your head why you're passionate about that area.
Graduate, Perth
While the STAR form of answering questions is a good way to prepare for an interview and possible queries that may arise, it isn't always helpful! Make sure you really know yourself, your strengths and capabilities, and sell that to the interviewer.
Intern, Melbourne
Just be yourself, they want to get an understanding of your personality so they know how well you will fit into the team. Be ready to talk about yourself a lot and be able to articulate what your hobbies are and why you enjoy them.
Graduate, Ballarat
I advise for the candidate to be themselves and try not to act like someone they are not in the interview. Our company are looking for graduates who will get along with others and will be at a competent level when work is handed to them.
Graduate, Sydney