As an entrepreneurial firm, we never set limits on what you can achieve or where you can take your career.
At MNP, our success comes from an outstanding team who all share in our values and philosophy of creating an exceptional client experience.
MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm serving our clients needs from coast to coast.
At MNP everyone matters. We value diversity and appreciate the talent that every team member brings to the firm.
Before you head into the interview, review the resume you submitted as part of your application. This will help you identify responsibilities and achievements from your experiences, relate them to the job you’re interested in and be prepared for questions about your work and volunteer history. First and foremost, be yourself. We want to know who you are and we want to help you understand us as a firm. Speak clearly, positively and confidently while showing us your skills, passion and knowledge. It’s okay to ask for clarification on a question and for that matter, to ask questions, period.
Please ask us about what it’s like to work at MNP, to review ‘day in the life’ scenarios and discuss what the next steps in the hiring process are. If you aren’t given a business card from your interviewer(s) at the onset of the interview, ask for one at the conclusion. We welcome questions and staying in touch post-interview.
Here are 4 things you can do to prepare yourself for an interview:
Treat every interview like you’re heading into a business meeting and ensure you’re prepared with both questions and answers. Reviewing our website at mnp.ca is a great place to learn about our firm, services, clients, vision and values. You can also search through our press releases, blogs and social media updates to get a feel for who we are.
In applying for a job, you should be able to identify what key skills you have and how they align to the role you are applying for. Consider both technical and soft skills and how your experience makes you the best fit for the position. At the same time, be ready to identify where you’re looking and needing to grow. We realize that everyone has areas that require development at various points in their career. Being self-aware of your weaker areas shows leadership, humility and honesty. Obviously, you may not be able to identify every skill that’s essential for the role, but being transparent about what you need to improve on and how you’re doing it is a great way to show us that you’re self-motivated.
Research typical interview questions online and have friends / family play the role of interviewer. Alternatively, see if your campus career centre is holding mock interview sessions. Being presented with interview questions in a simulated environment can help smooth out your responses and ensure you’re providing the right level of detail where necessary. These mock interviews are also a great networking opportunity that could lead to an offer.
Few things make a worse first impression than getting one of the fine details of your interview incorrect. Showing up late or forgetting your interviewer’s name can make you appear unprofessional and uninterested. Make sure you’ve got the date, time and location solidified – even if you need to follow-up and confirm the day before – and memorize the name(s) of your interviewer(s). Ensure you look presentable at your interview; good hygiene and formal business attire are strongly recommended.
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