Law graduate Hamish recently secured a role with Deloitte – well done Hamish! We wanted to hear about why he chose Deloitte, how he found the application process and his top tips for other students in the early stage of their careers.
Why did you choose this firm and this role?
Deloitte are based close to my campus, so I saw some of their on-campus events and I knew they had a good reputation. My degree was in Law, but I wanted to move away from that sector, and this route seemed to be a good way to do that whilst still using the skills I had gained from my Law degree.
What was the toughest part of the application process and what was your favourite part?
Through attending a lot of law assessment centres, I’d learned to be more honest about my personality. This can be a really tough part of the application process – it’s hard to be yourself and trust that you will be offered the job if you’re right for the role. My favourite part was the partner interview.
Were you surprised by anything in the application process?
Not particularly – Deloitte’s reputation was excellent and I was impressed by how open they were. It was refreshing to see this degree of openness.
What three top tips would you give your fellow Bright Network members?
1. Just be yourself. Genuinely - they will see through you if you aren't, and if aren’t you might get the job when it isn't right for you... (!).
2. Be prepared for any question they can ask you: what they do, how they do it, how often they do it, why they do it. Reading the Financial Times once a week will give you the commercial awareness that you need. Anyone can do it and it will make you 100x more employable. Just try reading the Financial Times, or any other newspaper, to make sure you have an awareness of what is going on.
3. Try not to lose sight of the end - keep your head up, the job search will eventually end. I went to LSE, a very career focussed university, where people sometimes let their studies suffer if they don't get the interviews they want – people put too much pressure on themselves. You just have to work hard and, if you want it, you will eventually get it.