STEP 3: EY Telephone Interview

The telephone interview is convenient and easy to attend. It should last around 20-25 minutes. It is designed to get to know your individual strengths and motivations for joining EY, your chosen service line and location.

If you have successfully passed the online tests stage, you will be invited to a one-on-one interview with an HR professional service that EY uses on their behalf. This interview will take the form of a telephone interview and will last approximately 20-25 minutes. This is an opportunity for you to show your interest and the potential skills that make you suitable for the particular role that you applied to.

This interview will be competency based (CBI) and will be focused around your CV and personal motivations, so review your CV and prepare examples of situations where you demonstrated the core competencies sought after by EY. These are:

  • People who excel;
  • People who are good at working in teams;
  • People with integrity;
  • People who demonstrate respect;
  • People with energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead.

EY telephone interview tip: Find a quiet space where you will not be disturbed. Leave a note in your sight to be reminded of the acronym STAR – Situation, Task, Action and Result. Every time you answer the question, make sure to talk precisely about each of these points. Make sure there is a logical flow between situations you describe under S, T, A, R. Think about the projects you have previously worked on – whether they are from your professional experiences, education, passions, sports or personal experiences. Remember it is imperative that you refer to a variety of experiences from different areas of your life (professional, personal, community, etc.) so do not get stuck on one project you previously worked as an example in all of your answers. Your goal here is to present your ability to act in different circumstances. Prepare a couple of examples before the interview, and sketch them using the STAR model.

We have created for you the entire preparation for EY Telephone Interview. It covers everything that you need to pass this stage. To download material click here.


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