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Application tips and tricks

Grant Thornton


Online applications

  • Check your eligibility - eligibility criteria may include academic qualification, degree completion date and residency status
  • Prepare before you apply - have your resume/CV, academic transcript and cover letter on-hand and ready to go
  • Double check your response before submitting (be mindful of auto-fill functionality)
  • Ensure your contact details are correct
  • Don't leave it until the last minute - submit your application well ahead of the due date to avoid any last minute issues

Resumes/CV

  • At a minimum, should include your education, work experience (include all internships, work placement and paid/unpaid work) and any extracurricular activities/community activities/volunteering you are involved in 
  • Remove any unnecessary details (e.g. age, marital status, religion, photos, etc.)
  • Fonts and formatting – keep it simple, consistent and professional

Online assessments

  • Make sure you’ve had plenty of rest and water before starting to improve your concentration
  • Balance your speed and accuracy
  • Ensure you have a stable internet connection
  • Set yourself up in a quiet environment, free from interruptions
  • Ensure you raise any required adjustments with your graduate recruiter before commencing

Video interviews

  • Read/listen to the question carefully
  • Use the preparation time allocated to structure your response, ensuring to respond to each element of the question
  • Be clear, articulate and keep a steady pace 
  • Keep it professional - avoid using slang, colloquialisms, jargon
  • Set yourself up in a quiet environment, free from interruptions
  • Ensure you raise any required adjustments with your graduate recruiter before commencing
 

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