Ernst and Young Recruitment Process – Analyst – Neela Sood
Neela Sood, Analyst, Ernst and Young shares her experience in this brief interview.
Please tell us about your placement procedure at Ernst and Young(Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews)
The process started with a shortlist which the company decides on the basis of the excel sheet which they ask to fill. Shortlisted candidates go through a aptitude test having 2 sections – english and maths. This was followed by a GD wherein very general topics were asked to discuss , mine was something related to Media and its impact. It was a major elimination round. Then there was a technical round wherein I was mostly grilled about my projects and some basics of DBMS.Then finally comes the HR round where very general questions are asked like Why EY, Would you be able to work under pressure, work -life balance , and how much travelling you can do. All they were looking for was confident answer and good communication and analytical skills.
What helped you sail through the hurdles and crack one of the finest jobs?-
Having a basic aptitude and communication skills is really important to crack any interview. Since I was preparing for CAT, aptitude exams were never a problem. Being from computer science branch the subjects
How did you prepare for the placement season? What advice would you give to your juniors regarding the placement season?
I prepared for C++, core Java , DBMS , Networks , OS. But for EY in perticular they dont ask very technical questions. All they check for is general aptitute and yes communication plays a major part.
What’s the role of academics in getting a good placement at JIIT?
A decent pointer definetely shines but ultimately its your performance at the day of placement that matters.
Are you planning to do higher studies in near future?
Yes I might go for higher stuties in future but would want an industry exposure for the next 2 years.
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors in JIIT?
My final piece of advice is prepare well, be confident in an interview, make an eye contact with the interviewer, and talk sense (don’t say anything just for the sake of speaking).