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KPMG Interview Questions

To help you prepare for a KPMG job interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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This position requires a competitive yet collaborative individual. How do you plan to make an impact in your first 90 days with KPMG while setting a strong groundwork of trust with your new team members?

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The interviewer would like to hear more about your plan of action. Their ideal candidate also needs to exhibit strong interpersonal and communication skills, and should spend the first 90 days building relationships, asking questions, and learning not only how to do the job but also to learn why they do things the way they do. Without having that valuable information, it will be impossible to make an impact. Discuss the ways you know you will make a fast impact, but also address how you will ensure acceptance by your new team members.

Written by Kevin Downey on October 21st, 2022

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35 KPMG Interview Questions & Answers

  • Adaptability

    1. This position requires a competitive yet collaborative individual. How do you plan to make an impact in your first 90 days with KPMG while setting a strong groundwork of trust with your new team members?

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      The interviewer would like to hear more about your plan of action. Their ideal candidate also needs to exhibit strong interpersonal and communication skills, and should spend the first 90 days building relationships, asking questions, and learning not only how to do the job but also to learn why they do things the way they do. Without having that valuable information, it will be impossible to make an impact. Discuss the ways you know you will make a fast impact, but also address how you will ensure acceptance by your new team members.

      Written by Kevin Downey on October 21st, 2022

      1st Answer Example

      "If hired for this role with KPMG I would want to get to know my team by listening to their suggestions and recommendations for success. I have very strong follow up and up-selling skills that would result in a fast impact on the portfolio that you would be handing off to me. I am a naturally collaborative person, so I am confident that I will create quick results while maintaining strong relationships."

      2nd Answer Example

      "I plan to make an impact in the first 90 days by being incredibly diligent throughout my training, taking work home to study on the weekends, and getting to know the verbiage used with your clients. I plan to be more than confident in my abilities, so that I can hit the ground running, without any hesitations."

      Written by Ryan Brown on October 21st, 2022

  • Ask The Interviewer

    2. What questions do you have for me?

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      'The more I learn, the more I realize what little I understand.' - Albert Einstein.

      This question serves two purposes. On one hand, it allows you one more opportunity to showcase the extent of research you've performed on their company. The more research you've performed and the more you've learned should have generated unique questions you can now ask, which will make you a more memorable candidate. The other purpose this question will serve is to give them an opportunity to talk about what they love about their company and their job. They've given you plenty of opportunities to showcase your merits. Now it is your turn to provide them with the same opportunity. The more questions you ask, the more enhanced your communications skills will seem, and the more likely you are to be self-guided and successful at your job. Remember, you are interviewing the company as much as they are interviewing you.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I have quite a few questions written down from extensively reading through the company's website. Many have been answered throughout our interview. However, I do have a few left, if you don't mind. First, I am familiar with the job description, and I understand the expectations and qualifications required. What I am interested in learning more about is the daily routine and what the interaction among the teams looks like. Can you tell me, after onboarding, what the day-to-day job looks like for this position?"

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  • Behavioral

    3. How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?

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      The interviewer is looking for your honest thoughts on how you feel about your interview performance. The interviewer has their perception, and you have yours. This will reveal how well aligned your realities are and offer insights into your sense of confidence and self-awareness. Consider what the interviewer has said so far and include this in your response, if appropriate. This will demonstrate that you are an active listener and that you pay attention to details. It also offers you an opportunity to circle back to previous questions you could have elaborated on more. If you feel you've left out any relevant information, be sure to mention it. Be truthful and transparent, even if you think that the interview could have gone better. If you feel you're knocking it out of the park, say so by being as modest as possible. Never ask them how they think you are doing. This defeats the purpose of the question. Answering a question with a question is not wise in an interview.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I believe that this interview has been informative, and I am happy with my performance. Is there anything that I can clarify for you from this conversation?"

      2nd Answer Example

      "If you feel that your performance in the interview is not going well: "I am not sure if I have been able to portray myself 100% accurately in this interview; although, I am trying my best. If there is anything more I can clarify for you, I would be happy to do so."

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  • Behavioral

    4. Do you prefer to work in a team based position or individually?

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      This is a common behavioral question aimed at determining where you fall on the scale of being an extrovert versus an introvert. A more introverted individual recharges their battery in solitary environments, whereas an extroverted individual thrives in social settings. They want to ascertain whether you work well with others or prefer to work solely on your own. Most people fall somewhere in the middle between these two extremes on the scale. How you answer this question will also clue them into how well you would function in their work environment.

      Talk to the interviewer about your preference when it comes to teamwork or working individually. Your answer to this question will allow the interviewer to determine your placement in their team environment, so answer as honestly as you can. Exhibit your ability to be productive in any environment. Discuss your ideal environment with the interviewer with realistic expectations. Be sure to research the type of environment that is offered in this position before the interview. Frame your answer in a positive light and exhibit flexibility. Be sure to avoid pigeonholing yourself into one particular scenario. Most people fall somewhere in the middle. Focus your answer on what it takes for you to perform at your best without focusing on how difficult it may be to maintain your focus in other environments.

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "I like to work in a team when I am thinking through a big decision or complex idea, but if I want to get a lot of work done with no distractions, I prefer to be by myself. I think that working with other people is effective when you are collaborating on new ideas for business projects, but when it comes to cranking out work I think by myself is better."

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      Good job! You've confirmed that you can adapt to work collaboratively or independently depending on the task. You can give this answer more impact by briefly sharing about a large project or initiative you've collaborated on effectively and then what kind of work you've accomplished independently in the past. This gives the interviewer a clearer picture of the different settings you've worked in.

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  • Behavioral

    5. Outside of work, what type of creative activities do you like to pursue?

      What You Need to Know

      The interviewer would like to get to know you apart from what is on your resume while evaluating how well your personality will potentially fit into their team. The less guarded you are about your personal life, the more it shows you'll be able to foster interpersonal work relationships. However, you're not in any way obligated to discuss personal matters such as your kids or relationship status, for instance.

      An emotionally balanced person will have outside activities aside from what's happening in the workplace. Feel free to share the hobbies and interests which you feel make you interesting and affable. Find relatable points of common interest. The more unique your answer, the more memorable a candidate you stand to be. Focus on unique non-work-related skills or hobbies that exhibit your positive qualities. Tell the interviewer about the variety of ways in which you decompress from work and spend your free time.

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  • Behavioral

    6. What type of manager brings out the best in you?

      What You Need to Know

      The interviewer wants to see that you are self-aware and understand the type of manager or employer that brings out the best in you. It will also help them ascertain how familiar you are with navigating the five main leadership types; authoritarian, participative, delegative, transactional, and transformational. The example you offer will provide insight into the values and principles that make up your character, your work ethic, and your motivators. By gaining this deeper understanding of your character, your interviewer will be better able to ascertain how well you'll fit in with the culture of their brand.

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  • Career Goals

    7. What is your long-range career objective?

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      Onboarding new employees is a time-consuming and costly endeavor, so the interviewer wants to make sure that this role will be a long-term fit for you. Be open with the interviewer about your dreams within this company, on a long-term basis. Share the advancement from within you hope to pursue, and discuss what you hope to learn from being a part of their organization. The key to answering this question is to express to the interviewer that you plan to be employed by the company for many years to come.

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  • Career Goals

    8. Are you currently interviewing with any of our competitors? Why do you want to work for KPMG over any of our competitors?

      What You Need to Know

      Every interviewer wants assurances you are interested in their company. They are also curious where they scale on your job wishlist and are looking for assurances you want to work for them and want to know why, and if there's any sort of timeline you're under. Honesty is always the best policy with this question and it always puts a little fire under the hiring manager if they know you are applying elsewhere. Talk with the interviewer about your search so far and inform them that a role with KPMG is at the top of your wishlist.

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  • Career Goals

    9. If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?

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      A hiring manager will be able to tell a lot about your personality by learning about your other career interests. If you could do anything over, what would you do, and why? They also want to know if there was a plan you formed when you started out in your career, or if you had less direction and are less career focused.

      One's career progression is rarely a straight line and detours naturally occur. Focus your answer on your career goals, as a career minded professional, and on your positive attitude towards your pursuits and the skills you picked up along the way which fostered your success and outlook.

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  • Communication

    10. What would you do if a client asked you about a product or service and you were unsure of the answer?

      What You Need to Know

      The interviewer wants to know how resourceful you are, and whether you can maintain your image as a trusted resource, serving as a representative of their brand. Explain how you would go about assuring them you can provide them the answer, while maintaining their trust and brand loyalty. Exhibit strong communication skills and effective customer service skills as well.

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "I would connect them with someone who I know knows the answer and who may work in the specific department they are asking about. If I could not connect them with someone else I would tell them that I would check and get back to them as soon as possible and apologize that I do not have the answer at this exact moment. And then I would make sure to follow up with them when I do find the answer hopefully quickly."

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      Well done! Doing everything you can to answer a client's question or meet their need is important to ensuring customer satisfaction and retention. Your answer does a great job of illustrating that you will reach out or research to find the correct answer and then follow up. You can make it even stronger by talking about how you ask probing questions, take notes, or actively listen to ensure you understand exactly what the client is asking. You can also explain that you would advise the client regarding when and how you'll follow up such as through email or phone call within 24 hours.

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  • Communication

    11. How do you handle communicating bad news to a fellow worker or subordinate?

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      One of the toughest parts of communication can be delivering bad news to people that you work with and for whom you care. Place more emphasis on your communication skill level rather than focusing on your style. Key points to touch on are your non-defensive communication skills, being an active listener, your ability to mirror, validate and empathize. When we communicate non-defensively, we'll objectify a situation instead of objectifying a person as the source of a problem. This is accomplished by asking clarifying questions so that you can gather information before casting blame. Objectifying the situation with an emotionally mature understanding of where things went wrong focuses on how communication can be improved for the team. Assure the interviewer that you can handle this type of task in a clear, concise, and professional manner.

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  • Communication

    12. How do you explain complicated concepts to those who may not understand?

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      The primary aim of this question is to evaluate your communication skills in how effectively you can explain something complex in relatable terms. Avoid rambling or explaining it in a roundabout way without being condescending. Give the interviewer an example of how you break down information to make it more easily digestible for the average person. Think of a presentation about a complex topic, as a proposal to solve a challenging problem. The solution may seem obvious to you, but everyone else in the room is scratching their heads, trying to figure out what you're saying. When you can define key terms and phrases to make them more relevant to your audience, you have skills! Not everyone can do this. Prepare an example that demonstrates your communication skills and your ability to convey complex information in easy-to-understand terms.

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  • Compatibility

    13. We have many strong competitors. What makes KPMG stand out, and how could we improve?

      What You Need to Know

      It is essential that you extend your research beyond KPMG and its website before your interview. Take the time to brush up on any media coverage, industry-related developments or news, exploring their business landscape and learning about their competitors. What are customers saying online? Check out how KPMG distinguishes itself from their local competitors. Keep your answer positive and complimentary.

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  • Compatibility

    14. What do you know about our clients at KPMG and the types of services we offer?

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      The interviewer is curious about what lengths you've explored their business, their target clients, and the services KPMG offers. Do your due diligence, write down questions, and be prepared for this question. Share the breadth of your knowledge and ask them questions about what you've learned.

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  • Compatibility

    15. We have a very specific personality type that fits well with the strong corporate culture at KPMG. Describe your personality in 3 words.

      What You Need to Know

      Explore KPMG's core values; "Our Values guide our behaviors day-to-day, informing how we act, the decisions we make, and how we work with each other, our clients, companies that we audit, and all our stakeholders. Our values are: Integrity: We do what is right. Excellence: We never stop learning and improving. Courage: We think and act boldly. Together: We respect each other and draw strength from our differences. For Better: We do what matters."

      Although this question offers an opportunity to advertise your merits, its subtlety lies in the specific three words you feel say the most about who you are, and how they align with the values they embrace and advertise and would fit in with their work culture. Write a variety of industry related terms in advance that reflect your professionalism. Focus on industry keywords with positive connotations to describe yourself.

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  • Customer Service

    16. At KPMG we do everything to ensure that our clients are satisfied. What is your client service philosophy?

      What You Need to Know

      Because KPMG puts so much effort into their customer service reputation, the interviewer needs to be confident that your client service values align with theirs. Go beyond how you aim to deliver a great customer experience through your client interactions. Focus on culture, branding, and creating human connections. Be sure to research the KPMG website and take note of any keywords they use for their clientele. Match your language with theirs. Exhibit positivity and an enthusiasm for working in a customer-centric environment. Everyone wants to feel heard and be treated with respect while seeking validation. Showcase your communication skills by detailing how you actively listen and mirror back to your customers what they're communicating while validating their perception and reality. This is the heart of the adage, 'the customer is always right.'

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  • Customer Service

    17. How would you describe your relationship with your customers or clients?

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      This question aims to evaluate your customer service skills. Share your approach to building and maintaining strong customer and client relationships and the value you place on them. Share your strategy for strengthening those relationships and your ability to maintain their brand loyalty. Discuss how you nurture them while ensuring they feel valued. Focus on the customer experience delivered through your interactions with your clientele and your team. This will help them assess how well you'll fit into the culture of their brand.

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "I value that my customers feel valued. Customers are more willing to return to a firm that not only provides them with appropriate services but makes them feel welcomed and valued as an individual. It is not just about the current sale but you should always be trying to make long-lasting customer relationships."

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      Happy customers truly are the heart of any thriving business. You can use this question as an opportunity to talk about how you show customers they're valuable and what those lasting, positive relationships look like. Do you make it a point to provide highly-responsive service or treat them like you would want to be treated? Are your customer relationships open, honest, authentic, or transparent? It's important to use words that help the interviewer visualize how you build strong relationships through purposeful, customer-centered action.

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  • Diligence

    18. At KPMG we seek to hire those who can read between the lines in order to uncover our client's potential needs. Give me an example of how you have successfully done this.

      What You Need to Know

      The interviewer is trying to evaluate your commitment to customer service, and how well suited you are to this role. Just because you have a background in customer service doesn't necessarily mean you deliver an exemplary customer-centric experience. Those who are committed to their customers often must be able to innovate and be able to think independently and out of the box. The most important part of any customer experience is the grand finale. How the customer leaves at the end of any customer experience is what they take with them. That exit moment is the make it or break it moment to brand loyalty. How well you fit into the culture of their brand, and how well you deliver that grand finale experience, is what you want to convey. So offer an example of where you've gone above and beyond.

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  • Direct

    19. Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

      What You Need to Know

      Confidentiality agreements, or non-disclosure agreements, are commonplace and often an industry standard, and companies utilize them for a variety of reasons. Exhibit your experience and professionalism by validating why confidentiality agreements or NDAs are often necessary, and the value you see in them for protecting the interests of all stakeholders. Attest to your integrity and what your word means to you. Offer assurances you have no issues with signing and adhering to them, and that you've never broken any such agreements in the past. Showcase your comfort level with this subject, and your grasp of the big picture.

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  • Education

    20. Tell me about a time when you took on a new course to study in order to improve your own work performance.

      What You Need to Know

      Once you are in your career, it certainly doesn't mean that you need to stop learning. There are many job-related courses available. Talk to the interviewer about the last time you took advantage of any available courses, if applicable to your career pursuits. Share how this fits into your career goals, and offer them a clearer idea of yourself as a career minded professional.

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  • Experience

    21. Tell me about your most significant work experience that relates to this position.

      What You Need to Know

      This question is an excellent example as to why it is crucial for you to thoroughly review the job description, the company and its culture in before your interview. Perform adequate research on yourself as well so that you can draw parallels between your prior experience and the expectations of this role. Most importantly though, share an accomplishment that proved as a significant milestone, and how it served in the continual development of your career.

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  • Experience

    22. What is the most competitive work situation you have experienced? How did you handle it? What was the result?

      What You Need to Know

      The point of this question is to not to separate yourself from the others on your teams nor to frame them as opponents. If you are performing at your best, the competition will be worried about you, not the other way around. Also, the best competitions are team friendly and collaborative in some manner, especially when the focus is a communal end goal. Think back to the times when you were in a friendly competition at work or were competing with yourself, trying to outperform your prior best. Comb through your background and your accomplishments to ensure you leave nothing on the table.

      Detail how you rose to the challenge and were proud of your results. Every day you decide what attitude you'll embrace. The only thing you have control over is your attitude. In a team environment, the right attitude can go a long way. Consider these points when composing your answer.

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  • Experience

    23. In this role with KPMG you will be required to make regular presentations to our clients. How comfortable are you with public speaking, and creating PowerPoint presentations?

      What You Need to Know

      This question aims to answer whether you have a "can-do" attitude. Having a can-do attitude requires stepping outside of one's comfort zone. An eagerness to step outside of one's comfort zone exhibits adaptability and flexibility. For some, public speaking can be a nerve-wracking experience. This question aims to determine how able you are to step outside of your comfort zone, and whether you have experience in this regard. How you answer will offer them insights into your leadership potential and whether you have any formal training in public speaking.

      The goal is to outline your comfort zone as consistently stepping outside of your comfort zone. This illustrates a conviction to learn, grow, and develop that recruiters are usually on the hunt for. Detail how you go the extra mile and what you learned from your prior experience.

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  • Leadership

    24. When do you feel your leadership skills are most effective?

      What You Need to Know

      Offer your comprehension of the more successful models of the five main leadership types; authoritarian, participative, delegative, transactional, and transformational, and your approach towards and identification of each type. Show the interviewer that you recognize the nuance in balancing control and assembling a team that is trusted and self managed. Any team collaboration starts with clear communication, trust, and honesty. No leader will be successful in delegating without enhanced communication skills. Without ensuring the message sent is the message received, there can be no trusting the work will get done. Consider these points when formulating your response.

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  • Leadership

    25. How do you motivate others on your team?

      What You Need to Know

      You don't have to be a manager or a team leader to motivate others. Offering a listening ear or providing words of encouragement can make a world of difference to your coworkers. Sometimes, just being a positive influence, representing them when needed and showing them you have their back can go a long way in displaying you as a clutch player.

      If you have worked in a leadership role, think of ways you helped set clear goals or helped individuals cultivate a new skill. Clearly communicating the big picture to each and every member of your team is crucial for making them stakeholders. This involves bringing them into the fold, and not just telling them what to do, but why they are doing it and the stakes involved. Equally important is understanding the motivators of each team member when assembling your teams, and ensuring you are promoting their strengths when assigning tasks, and never setting them up for failure or exploiting their weaknesses. Giving them a sense of accomplishment is integral to motivating their drive towards success.

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  • Operational

    26. Have you ever worked in a cross-functional environment?

      What You Need to Know

      Working on projects with teams from another department isn't all that uncommon in larger companies. This question aims to elicit a response that will be as telling as the words you choose. It aims to reveal the depth of your work experience and comfort level. Your ability to work with cross-functional teams will prove beneficial and can tip the scales toward a second interview. Talk up any challenges that you've faced in a cross-functional setting, and relay how you overcame them. It's okay to show pride in your work as long as you remain humble, and showcase your expertise and what you learned from the experience. If you haven't much experience in this regard, do your research, and talk up your knowledge while communicating how you look forward to the opportunity to accomplish such a career milestone.

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  • Operational

    27. We have a healthy yet competitive culture at KPMG. How do you track your personal successes and metrics? How often do you look at your KPI's?

      What You Need to Know

      Your answer to this question should be backed up with tangible numbers to back up your hard skills and the results of your expertise. Offer percentages with examples of how you delivered. Using the STAR method, first offer the SITUATION involved with your example. Then move into the TASK which this situation required. Then share the ACTION you took and the RESULT of your actions, back up with hard numbers rather than vagueries. Share recent achievements relevant to the position.

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  • Organizational

    28. How do you balance life and work?

      What You Need to Know

      This question aims to evaluate your time management skills, your emotional intelligence, and your job satisfaction. How you answer this question will offer the interviewer insights into how you cope with stress, either at work or at home. It is essential to keep a healthy work/life balance to prevent burnout. If an employee is stressed out in their personal life, it hinders their performance, and slows down the entire department, especially when drawing their coworkers into their personal drama. All of these elements can increase poor job satisfaction, burning out, and contribute to attrition. Talk to the interviewer about how you establish balance in your life.

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  • Organizational

    29. How do you manage your time?

      What You Need to Know

      The interviewer would like to know more about the types of tools you employ to stay on task, meet deadlines, and reduce stress. How well you manage your time will offer insights into how effective you'll be at your job. Not managing your morning well can cause you to be late to work. Not managing your workflow or projects can cause missed deadlines, or taking your work home with you. If you feel overwhelmed at work because of poor time management, you might bring more stress home from work, not sleep well, not perform at your best at work the next day. Additionally, it will make or break the success of any and all projects you manage, revealing how effectively you meet your deadlines. These are all important things to weigh when determining if you are a good fit for the position. Think about how you manage your projects and daily tasks and discuss how you prioritize when everything demands your attention.

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  • Performance Based

    30. Tell me about a project you completed recently that was ahead of schedule.

      What You Need to Know

      This question aims to evaluate what you consider "putting your all in" and the level at which you are an overachiever. The interviewer is trying to assess your work ethic, your career goals, and how you go about meeting and exceeding expectations. Describe your system approach, and how you adapt your work style based on the situation. This is an opportunity to highlight what aspects of your work style have greatly benefited your work in the past.

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  • Problem Solving

    31. When have you had to change a major component of your project due to new information being presented?

      What You Need to Know

      This question serves to determine how adaptable you are and to assess your emotional intelligence. For some, when things don't go according to plan, they may suffer from task paralysis, feeling too overwhelmed to act decisively and adapt to changing circumstances. Others may struggle with the overwhelming task before them, and search for alternate paths forward that don't exist. Being able to swivel the focus, act quickly, and remain emotionally balanced is an integral skill. Share an occasion when you faced such an occurrence on a project and how you handled it, ultimately leading to success.

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  • Problem Solving

    32. What sources do you look to when you need to solve a complicated problem?

      What You Need to Know

      This question aims to reveal how capably you can think quickly on your feet, how resourceful you are, and whether you are capable of thinking outside the box and how self-managed you are in your work. Offer some relevant examples based on your industry experience. Show the interviewer that you are knowledgeable, are considered a trusted resource among your peers, and that you are self-guided in your work. Exhibit your flexibility, and that you are discerning when it comes to solving issues you run into on your own, and when it is appropriate to ask for help.

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "I like to use my peers or advisors as resources. They know the industry, especially those that are older than me, and might know the answer to my problem. I also look to company websites and reputable sources for answers, as well."

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      With this question, the interviewer is trying to gain insight into how well you can think creatively or how willing you are to ask for help when a problem is complex. Your answer confirms that you're willing to look to those with more experience for advice. When it comes to other reputable sources, consider giving more detail. Do you refer to handbooks, manuals, or systems for help? You can also offer a relevant example of how you utilized all available resources to solve a complicated problem in your current or a prior role. This helps show the interviewer that you are knowledgeable and equipped to handle complex scenarios.

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  • Salary

    33. How would you prefer to be compensated?

      What You Need to Know

      This question aims to determine your motivators and performance contributions by asking what kind of pay structure you prefer, hourly, salary, or performance-based pay. It is important to brush up on all the pros and cons of each, as well as familiarize yourself with the pay structure this position offers. Be prepared to further discuss your professional worth, your track record for success, current pay rate, and any other bonuses or perks you received in your current employment.

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  • Situational

    34. This position with KPMG requires strong research skills. What is the first resource you turn to when you need to research a person, business, or topic?

      What You Need to Know

      The interviewer would like to know to what extent you are a trusted resource in your profession. Share your approach to staying current in your industry and your approach to finding answers fast. In order to be considered a trusted resource for your teams and clients, you must be in-the-know and on top of your game at all times. Share your methods and talk about where you turn to for information when you need it the most.

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  • Teamwork

    35. How do you evaluate success among your team members?

      What You Need to Know

      The interviewer needs to gauge how your evaluation of success aligns with theirs. The manner in which you evaluate your team's success will speak to your success as a project manager. This question aims to determine your approach to project management. Do you keep your eye on the big picture or focus on short-term goals, evaluating success as crossing day-to-day tasks off your list? When you're leading a team, it's imperative to be aware of the level of success that each team member is delivering. One underperforming team player can drag down the entire group. How you answer will also give them insight into not only how you motivate your teams, but what motivates your drive to accomplish the various goals you've set out for yourself in your professional work environment. Talk to the interviewer about your approach. Tie your answer to the success you plan to bring to this particular position.

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