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Muka in Ridgewood, New York

31 months ago

SB in Atlanta, Georgia said: Hi Muka,
I am in the same boat as you. Got interviewed for FSO at EY office and 2 days later recruiter told me that the feedback was positive and they are preparing to make me an offer. He also requested me to send the 3 latest W2s and salary slip directly to the company HR. I have been waiting for almost 3 weeks now and haven't received any communication yet. If you don't mind could you please share your status in terms of whether you finally heard from them. If yes, what was the time gap between you sent them the documents and received the communication. Your response will be highly appreciated.

Hi SB, Don't worry you'll receive your offer, I received my offer after like 5 weeks .. so it may take sometime but no worries

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QQ in Hightstown, New Jersey

31 months ago

tut in Jersey City, New Jersey said: Congrats :)

Hi TUT, what's your status now? have you finally received an offer ? I have been at the same situation as you are in.

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QQ in Hightstown, New Jersey

31 months ago

I am really sorry to hear your story. After the super day interview, did the HR ask for the payslip or W2 from you ?

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MDB in Wheeling, Illinois

31 months ago

Have applied for a position, can anyone let me know how long the wait is until you know whether or not they are even going to give you a phone interview? Any help would be appreciated. I am a previous employee of a subsidiary of EY.

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QQ in Hightstown, New Jersey

31 months ago

Ichbinmarc in Brooklyn, New York said: I asked and got a very general answer, your answers to some questions were not as good as other candidates. Before answering my question, the HR guy sighed. lol

I met 6 guys there during the super day. One senior manager said he would put in recommendation to hire for me. That guy was discussing with me his area on a blackboard and I can tell he was trying to see if I am "trainable". Other folks, especially manager level, they don't care at all, simply ask me if I did this or that.

During my second phone interview, the guy only cares if I had experience in a specific and very monotonous task. He even stopped me when I was explaining the nature of my previous experience. These made me uncomfortable with the culture.

The risk analytics area is a very board field. I walked into the superday without knowing how many teams are there and for which team the position was for. This made my day very difficult. If they rejected you, don't be sad, it simply means you are not a fit.

Good Luck. It is a two way communication .

Did they ask for your previous payslips/ W2?

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QQ in Hightstown, New Jersey

31 months ago

SB in Atlanta, Georgia said: Hi Muka,
I am in the same boat as you. Got interviewed for FSO at EY office and 2 days later recruiter told me that the feedback was positive and they are preparing to make me an offer. He also requested me to send the 3 latest W2s and salary slip directly to the company HR . I have been waiting for almost 3 weeks now and haven't received any communication yet. If you don't mind could you please share your status in terms of whether you finally heard from them. If yes, what was the time gap between you sent them the documents and received the communication. Your response will be highly appreciated.

Hi SB, What is your status now ? Have received any update ?

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canson in New York, New York

31 months ago

I am exactly in the same situation as many of you guys here .

Interviewed with 3 people (2 partners & 1 manager ) for FSO. HR cemailed me that my interviews went well and they "wish to begin the offer process".

Asked for my Payslip. Haven't received an official offer as yet. Its been almost 2 weeks since my last interview. Did you end up getting the offer? If so, how long did it take from when they tell you that they are starting the process to when they give you a real offer ?

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Aria1124 in New York, New York

22 months ago

Hi guys,

canson, can you update on your status?

I interviewed with ey last week and got a call from HR the next day that they will be working on making me an offer. It has been a week since the call and I still haven't heard back. I am beginning to worry that I may have dreamed up the call from HR. The HR did not ask for my pay stub but she did send me the forms for the background check.

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NewYorker9 in New York, New York

20 months ago

Aria1124 in New York, New York said: Hi guys,

canson, can you update on your status?

I interviewed with ey last week and got a call from HR the next day that they will be working on making me an offer. It has been a week since the call and I still haven't heard back. I am beginning to worry that I may have dreamed up the call from HR. The HR did not ask for my pay stub but she did send me the forms for the background check.

Hello Aria,
Do you have any update on your offer? If yes, can you please let me know how many days after the HR call, did you get your actual offer letter? Also, which division or department were you interviewed for?

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Neo45 in Belgium

17 months ago

Hello,

I had 2 phone call interviews and now they called me in for a superday interview onsite at NYC office. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

This interview is for the position Advisory Services Senior.

The first phone interview was for about half hour and it was mostly about my resume and my current job. I was asked some explanation about some of the projects on my resume.

Second one is mainly HR stuff. He was talking about payscale and pay range.
Then he mentioned that I would be called in for a superday. I have it scheduled on Sep30th.

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Leisle

17 months ago

Congrats!!!! Go get that job!!!!

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Neo45 in Belgium

17 months ago

Leisle said: Congrats!!!! Go get that job!!!!

Thank you! I hope I will.

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Aria1124 in New York, New York

17 months ago

Hey New Yorker9, sorry I missed the post. I got the offer letter about 2 weeks after the verbal offer from the HR. Not sure what the hold up was, but the HR reassured me that the delay did not mean they were having second thoughts about hiring me.

What's your status?

Hey neo45, good luck on your interview!

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NewYorker9 in New York, New York

17 months ago

Aria1124 in New York, New York said: Hey New Yorker9, sorry I missed the post. I got the offer letter about 2 weeks after the verbal offer from the HR. Not sure what the hold up was, but the HR reassured me that the delay did not mean they were having second thoughts about hiring me.

What's your status?

Hey neo45, good luck on your interview!

Hello Aria, thanks for replying. In my case, the best part was that I got the callback from the HR within half a day after my superday interviews, telling they wanted to hire me. The worst part was that I had to wait for nearly 1.5 months to get the offer letter after that. It was due to some company legal matters within the department.

Long story short, it has been 6 months so far in my application process, and I'm just waiting for my visa transfer to go through. I'm starting work at E&Y next month "finally". :)

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NewYorker9 in New York, New York

17 months ago

Neo45 in Belgium said: Hello,

I had 2 phone call interviews and now they called me in for a superday interview onsite at NYC office. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

This interview is for the position Advisory Services Senior.

The first phone interview was for about half hour and it was mostly about my resume and my current job. I was asked some explanation about some of the projects on my resume.

Second one is mainly HR stuff. He was talking about payscale and pay range.
Then he mentioned that I would be called in for a superday. I have it scheduled on Sep30th.

Hey, do you know what group you are being interviewed for? Also, what's the location of the job that you have applied for?

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Neo45 in Centreville, Virginia

17 months ago

NewYorker9 in New York, New York said: Hey, do you know what group you are being interviewed for? Also, what's the location of the job that you have applied for?

Hello,

First of all, congratulations !!! That took a while for you.

Ya, Its the Financial Services Office and I think its Technology Solutions Enablement dept. It was a referral and my first preference was for Mclean,Virginia, and they initially agreed to it. But today when I spoke the main HR, he was insisting on NewYork because it will save them money for the travel (most of the client base is in NewYork). But I am planning to talk to them about the location later.

So, which team are you joining ? I would really appreciate any advice for me for the superday!!

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Neo45 in Centreville, Virginia

17 months ago

Aria1124 in New York, New York said: Hey New Yorker9, sorry I missed the post. I got the offer letter about 2 weeks after the verbal offer from the HR. Not sure what the hold up was, but the HR reassured me that the delay did not mean they were having second thoughts about hiring me.

What's your status?

Hey neo45, good luck on your interview!

Thank you Aria!! So which dept are you joining ? and any suggestions for me for the superday interview ?

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NewYorker9 in New York, New York

17 months ago

Neo45 in Centreville, Virginia said: Hello,

First of all, congratulations !!! That took a while for you.

Ya, Its the Financial Services Office and I think its Technology Solutions Enablement dept. It was a referral and my first preference was for Mclean,Virginia, and they initially agreed to it. But today when I spoke the main HR, he was insisting on NewYork because it will save them money for the travel (most of the client base is in NewYork). But I am planning to talk to them about the location later.

So, which team are you joining ? I would really appreciate any advice for me for the superday!!

Hello Neo45, thank you for you wishes. I'm joining the FSO Advisory group.

Don't worry about your superday. I can give you an idea how mine was. I had 5 rounds of interview. 4 of them were Senior Managers and 1 was the partner from the same group that I was applying. The whole interview process took around 4 hours. 2 of the Senior Managers asked me technical questions based on the work that I am doing in my current job. These questions were related to my job at E&Y as well. Other 2 Senior Managers talked about my entire resume, right from my first job out of school to my current job. It was much of conversation with these 2 latter guys that I mentioned. The partner spoke about the practice for around 5-10 minutes and he asked me why I'm looking to join E&Y, what I would bring to the table, how I have little experience related to the job at E&Y and such, again it was much of a conversation.

So, to sum up, I would say, be prepared with your resume thoroughly. That is what you will be talking about most of the time. Also, if your current job is somewhat related to your applied job at E&Y, I suggest you brush up your technical jargon a bit. You should sound confident with what you speak. One last thing, wear your best suit. Remember that they want a person who is presentable to the client.

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Neo45 in Belgium

17 months ago

NewYorker9 in New York, New York said: Hello Neo45, thank you for you wishes. I'm joining the FSO Advisory group.

So, to sum up, I would say, be prepared with your resume thoroughly. That is what you will be talking about most of the time. Also, if your current job is somewhat related to your applied job at E&Y, I suggest you brush up your technical jargon a bit. You should sound confident with what you speak. One last thing, wear your best suit. Remember that they want a person who is presentable to the client.

wow!! 4 hours and 5 rounds huh! Thank you for giving me an idea about the whole process. They told me it would be 3-4 rounds half hr each. Yeah, I have a technical background. Is it possible to elobarate a little bit on the first two rounds of your interview ? technical questions like coding or some theoritical questions? and did they ask anything about a casestudy or something like that ? I just want to make myself ready for the day! Thank you again for your time and I really appreciate it.

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NewYorker9 in Key West, Florida

17 months ago

Neo45 in Belgium said: wow!! 4 hours and 5 rounds huh! Thank you for giving me an idea about the whole process. They told me it would be 3-4 rounds half hr each. Yeah, I have a technical background. Is it possible to elobarate a little bit on the first two rounds of your interview ? technical questions like coding or some theoritical questions? and did they ask anything about a casestudy or something like that ? I just want to make myself ready for the day! Thank you again for your time and I really appreciate it.

Hey Neo, I wouldn't classify only the first 2 rounds as technical rounds and others as non-technical. What I meant was the first 2 guys that I spoke with drilled me on technical stuff, when compared to other 3 guys. The technical questions were all theoretical, scenario based mostly on the activities that I do at my current job. It felt that they were trying to gauge how much knowledge I have regarding the concepts I might be using at the applied job. Just so you know, I had/have a niche skills set (thanks to my current job), the very same set of skills they were looking for in a candidate. So, I was more than comfortable talking about it. That is the reason why I mentioned earlier that my interviews were more of a conversation style than question/answer style.

I was not given any questionnaire to solve. No case study either. Happy to help in anyway possible. Let me know if you need any other information.

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Neo45 in Belgium

17 months ago

Hey NewYorker9, Thanks for the reply. I understand now. Thanks for explaining. Do you know which dept you are going to inside FSO ?

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Neo45 in Belgium

17 months ago

If you dont mind, may i know the title of the position that you are joining for ?

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Neo45 in Belgium

17 months ago

NewYorker9 in Key West, Florida said: Hey Neo, I wouldn't classify only the first 2 rounds as technical rounds and others as non-technical. What I meant was the first 2 guys that I spoke with drilled me on technical stuff, when compared to other 3 guys. The technical questions were all theoretical, scenario based mostly on the activities that I do at my current job. It felt that they were trying to gauge how much knowledge I have regarding the concepts I might be using at the applied job. Just so you know, I had/have a niche skills set (thanks to my current job), the very same set of skills they were looking for in a candidate. So, I was more than comfortable talking about it. That is the reason why I mentioned earlier that my interviews were more of a conversation style than question/answer style.

I was not given any questionnaire to solve. No case study either. Happy to help in anyway possible. Let me know if you need any other information.

Hello NewYorker9,

I am done with my superday and they came back to me saying that they wanted to extend an offer. I am in the negotiation phase right now and this HR guy is a tough one to deal with. I am quite new to this negotiation process aswell. have to see how it goes. when are you joining by the way ?

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YW in Cleveland, Ohio

17 months ago

Hey guys, I had a phone interview on Oct 7th for TAS Valuation & Business Modeling. There's no reply since then. I'm kind of worried about if I'm rejected or not. How long does it take to get the feedback of 1st round interview normally? Thanks!

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Neo45 in Belgium

16 months ago

YW in Cleveland, Ohio said: Hey guys, I had a phone interview on Oct 7th for TAS Valuation & Business Modeling. There's no reply since then. I'm kind of worried about if I'm rejected or not. How long does it take to get the feedback of 1st round interview normally? Thanks!

Hi YW,

usually they are pretty quick and doesnt take more than a week after the first round. Good luck though.

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Sid

16 months ago

NewYorker9 in New York, New York said: Hello Aria, thanks for replying. In my case, the best part was that I got the callback from the HR within half a day after my superday interviews, telling they wanted to hire me. The worst part was that I had to wait for nearly 1.5 months to get the offer letter after that. It was due to some company legal matters within the department.

Long story short, it has been 6 months so far in my application process, and I'm just waiting for my visa transfer to go through. I'm starting work at E&Y next month "finally". :)

Hello Yorker9,

Congratulations on your offer!!

I am done with all the interviews for the Sr. Consultant position in Performance Improvement - Insurance Advisory Services. Within a few days after the final interview I got a verbal confirmation that I had done well and they were moving me to the offer stage. And last week they asked me for the paystubs/W2s. After reading all these comments I understand it could take anything between 2 weeks to 1.5 months to get the offer letter. And I am in a similar situation as yours. I will also need my visa transfered after I accept the offer. I had two questions for you:

1. Did you go thorugh any negotiations after they initially told you about what they were offering? If yes, how long did that phase go on for? Or they just offered you what you had asked for at the beginning of the application process. In my case I am working with a 3rd party recruitment company which looks out for candidates for E&Y. And they had stated a expected salary when I was initially introduced to E&Y.

2. Any chance you have heard of instances when a candidate was told that E&Y is making an offer to him/her and then ended up being put on hold due to lack of projects or any other reason. Th reason I ask this question is, from what I understand E&Y doesn't have a 'bench' for resources. May be I am thinking too much on the negative lines but I am just a touch worried.

Any h

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NewYorker9 in Miami, Florida

16 months ago

Hey Sid, you can negotiate until they send you an official offer letter. The negotiation period depends on you and the person on the other end of the phone. It could last for 1 month or just 1 phone call.

People are on bench at EY, but not for long. That doesn't have to do anything with you being hired. All I know is that EY is on a hiring spree. So, keep your hopes high. Cheers!

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NewYorker9 in Miami, Florida

16 months ago

Neo45 in Belgium said: Hello NewYorker9,

I am done with my superday and they came back to me saying that they wanted to extend an offer. I am in the negotiation phase right now and this HR guy is a tough one to deal with. I am quite new to this negotiation process aswell. have to see how it goes. when are you joining by the way ?

Hey, I know "exactly" who and what you are talking about. Get your preferences right and make the decision what you feel is right for you.

I have joined already and on my second project.

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Neo45 in Centreville, Virginia

16 months ago

NewYorker9 in Miami, Florida said: Hey, I know "exactly" who and what you are talking about. Get your preferences right and make the decision what you feel is right for you.

I have joined already and on my second project.

Hello,

Yeah, that guy is a tough one! the negotiation is done and I have accepted the offer. They are gathering my documents to initiate my visa transfer. I guess you also went through that pain right ? I am not sure how long these guys are going to take for the transfer. HR was saying 6 weeks. Since you are in FSO as well, I will probably meet you once i join there. Thank you very much for answering all of my questions earlier. That was very helpful.

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jobseeker29 in London, United Kingdom

16 months ago

Hi,
I have in the space of 6 weeks gone from having applied for a job through to second round interview with a Director here in the London practice of EY. I gave my second round interview last week on 29th Oct, but still haven't heard from them. The HR say's that the average waiting time is at least a week - so need to panic. Needless to say the impatience is killing me.
I am keen to see if anyone in this forum has dealt with extended waiting periods for results cos at the moment I am feeling extremely nervous. Also, if successful I am supposed to interview with the partner (bit excessive in my opinion having interviewed with a senior manager (round 1) & Director (round 2))

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Londonjobber84 in Cannock, United Kingdom

14 months ago

Hi Jobseeker29,

did you hear back from EY? I had my interview with the partner 2 weeks ago also at the London office..., since then no feedback. I am a bit worried now. How did it go with you?

Thanks a lot...

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Rote in Hyattsville, Maryland

13 months ago

I have been invited to EY office for an interview(FSO)any idea about likely technical questions?

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Neo45 in Centreville, Virginia

13 months ago

Rote in Hyattsville, Maryland said: I have been invited to EY office for an interview(FSO)any idea about likely technical questions?

Hey, good luck with the interview. They usually 4-5 rounds in which one round will be with partner. And it's the most important round I would say. Most of the questions will be on your current job. I am not sure if you have any experience in the financial services side. But if you do, they will mostly talk about it. They won't ask you to write or solve anything, but they would want you to explain the projects that you have worked on. Each round is usually half hour. Partner round is pretty casual. Be prepared with the obvious questions like tell me about yourself, how would you handle a difficult team mate, the toughest problem you have solved, your team work examples, positives and negatives. Be sure to have some questions prepared for them, they would love to talk too. If you have any experience in AML , sanctions, compliance stuff, they will grill you in that areas. Let me know if you have any specific questions, I would be happy to help. Look up some previous posts, you will find some information about the super day.

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TS in New York, New York

12 months ago

Hello,

I had a face to face interview at EY New York 2 weeks ago and have not heard back with an acceptance or rejection. I applied through their employee referral program and things seemed to go very smoothly. A recruiter contacted me within 24 hours, followed by another phone interview the following and immediately asked to come in for a 1:1 interview at the office. After a week, I emailed the recruiter to express my interest in the position and any updates. I am getting a little antsy at this point since I heard nothing from them. Any thoughts/insights? Thank you!

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CPATOBE in Bowling Green, Ohio

12 months ago

Same boat. Interviewed for Advisory position in Cleveland but it's getting into the second week, heard nothing from anyone. A former EY buddy told me it could take a couple of days to two weeks for them to get back to you, but it's been quite a while for you.
If anyone is with EY, please give us a hint. I know they send rejection by mail, these days (at least is what I hear).

TS in New York, New York said: Hello,

I had a face to face interview at EY New York 2 weeks ago and have not heard back with an acceptance or rejection. I applied through their employee referral program and things seemed to go very smoothly. A recruiter contacted me within 24 hours, followed by another phone interview the following and immediately asked to come in for a 1:1 interview at the office. After a week, I emailed the recruiter to express my interest in the position and any updates. I am getting a little antsy at this point since I heard nothing from them. Any thoughts/insights? Thank you!

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CPATOBE in Bowling Green, Ohio

12 months ago

I just realized it should be 3 weeks for you now. By now you must've heard something. What was the news? Good or bad? The wait is quite worrisome.

TS in New York, New York said: Hello,

I had a face to face interview at EY New York 2 weeks ago and have not heard back with an acceptance or rejection. I applied through their employee referral program and things seemed to go very smoothly. A recruiter contacted me within 24 hours, followed by another phone interview the following and immediately asked to come in for a 1:1 interview at the office. After a week, I emailed the recruiter to express my interest in the position and any updates. I am getting a little antsy at this point since I heard nothing from them. Any thoughts/insights? Thank you!

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TS in New York, New York

11 months ago

CPATOBE in Bowling Green, Ohio said: I just realized it should be 3 weeks for you now. By now you must've heard something. What was the news? Good or bad? The wait is quite worrisome.

Didn't get the job. Hope you had better luck!

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USApplicant in Stamford, Connecticut

11 months ago

CPATOBE in Bowling Green, Ohio said: Been waiting 3 weeks without a word from them. I've decided that if they reject me I'll just stop applying other jobs and continue with my losing weight strategy. I think weight discrimination is an issue.

Hi,

I have been waiting for a week as well. What could I expect? The interviews went well and I seem to fit the need.

CPATOBE - did you get a response? It must be five weeks now. Thanks!

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CPATOBE in Bowling Green, Ohio

11 months ago

USApplicant in Stamford, Connecticut said: Hi,

I have been waiting for a week as well. What could I expect? The interviews went well and I seem to fit the need.

CPATOBE - did you get a response? It must be five weeks now. Thanks!

I found out after pursuing the recruiter that I was rejected, despite passing the CPA, CISA, having work experience and two masters. I guess my excess weight is "weighing me down", so if you're chubby, start looking for other jobs. From what I found, if they like you, they will try to get you quickly. If you're still waiting after two weeks, call the recruiter

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USApplicant in New York

11 months ago

CPATOBE - Sorry to hear that, although I dont understand why they should do that. I'll hope for the best.

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CPATOBE in Bowling Green, Ohio

11 months ago

USApplicant in New York said: CPATOBE - Sorry to hear that, although I dont understand why they should do that. I'll hope for the best.

Thanks. I'm heading back to industry, who are a bit less picky. From what I've heard Big 4s need "sexy people" who can please the clients, or something like that. Many managers insist that they would rather hire someone with few qualifications who is sexually attractive but don't let that scare you.

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