- Keith, UWA
- Area of Study:
- Corporate Finance, Investment Finance, Economics Money & Banking
- Ernst & Young
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"I think the most important aspect of the process is to maintain a consistent, professional image of yourself. This should be achieved through a variety of mediums:
1. Maintaining a professional online presence, on the main professional networking site LinkedIn, having a 'well-organised' or alternate profile for your personal networks such as Facebook, and having a professional email address and signature.
A good way to do this is to google yourself, and see what information comes up.
2. Answering all phone calls professionally from unknown numbers around the time of applications, this can be as simple as 'Hi, Keith speaking" - it's the small things that will leave a lasting impression on the person who could be your potential interviewer
3. Get to know the name of the HR correspondence of the firm you are applying to, once through to the interview stages. For example, they may initially call you up to inform you that you have been successful in your application. You would then personally thank them using their name at the end of the call. When you go in to the interview and meet them in person, you would then greet them again. A simple follow email to thank them for their time after the interview would complete this process. It's also generally a nice thing to do :)"