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Working as a Manager at PwC in
We tackle burning business issues and the most complex
challenges with great clients. Our ideas boost the
performance of every type of organisation on every kind of
level. And right across the firm, outstanding people
collaborate with and learn from each other. At PwC, it's our
range of viewpoints that helps us answer the big business
questions. That's why we need you to have the courage to
speak up and have the confidence to express your opinion.
Bright, self assured people make us the best at what we do.
Listen, persuade and put your point across. If you can think
for yourself why shouldn't you be thinking for us? Become
the best - drive your success as a Manager at PwC.
About the role
PwC is seeking to recruit Managers for its Assurance practice
in Barbados. We are looking for individuals who are
self-motivated with strong communication and people skills,
who are willing to continually enhance their technical
knowledge. Reporting to the Senior Managers, Directors and
Partners of the department, your main duties will include
managing audit teams, coaching and evaluating on-the-job
performance, liaising with clients and Partners, managing a
portfolio of clients and involvement with staff training.
Where do you start?
Qualified candidates should submit their applications along
with two business references no later than Friday, May 31,
2013 addressed to Mrs. Michelle White-Ying, Engagement
Leader - Assurance Services. We thank all applicants for
their interest; however we wish to advise that only those
candidates selected for an interview will be acknowledged.
Helping to create value
Successful candidates must
have been trained within a
major accounting firm and
should be qualified
accountants possessing a
(ACCA, CA, CGA, CPA) that
is recognised by the Institute
of Chartered Accountants of
Barbados (ICAB). Candidates
should have obtained
between 3 to 5 years of post
which includes 1 to 2 years of
experience as a Manager in
the field of external audit at a
professional service firm.
Strong IT skills are essential
since the firm makes
extensive use of the most
advanced computer assisted
Contact us at:
PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services Limited
PO BOX 550, 11-13 Victoria Avenue, Port of Spain
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject line: PwC Opportunities 2013
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In addition, regardless of the job, employers don t
want to hire people who are difficult to get along
with because that will cause workplace issues and
conflicts. It can make sense to screen out applicants
who don t have strong people skills, even if they have
solid qualifications for the job.
Expanding Your Response
Candidates often say that they "enjoy working
with people" but don t explain or expand upon their
response. Anyone can say that they work well with
people, but it s important to show hiring managers
how you accomplish it.
How can you avoid the pitfall of giving a lame
interview answer, but still make a viable point about
your suitability for jobs requiring lots of interaction
with people; and even for jobs which don t? What
do you do that makes you a good people person at
work? That s what the interviewer wants to know.
What s important is to show your prospective
employer the skills you have and how you have used
them in the workplace, using real-life examples.
Keys to responding to questions
The first key is to specify the types of interactions
with people which are attractive to you or at which
you are particularly adept. In addition to specifying
how you work well with managers, co-workers, cus-
tomers, vendors and others, you should also speak
to what you accomplish during those interactions.
Here are some examples:
Assessing the skills, personality traits and work
ethic of candidates by applying behavioral interviewing
Motivating subordinates to improve per-
Leading group discussions in a way that
incorporates diverse views and draws con-
Developing a comfortable rapport with
clients and determining their preferences
for products and services.
Listening actively and emphatically to
encourage clients to share their feelings and
Creating and delivering training sessions
which engage the audience in active learn-
Providing difficult news to employees
targeted for layoffs.
Mediating conflicts between employees
or with clients.
Resolving customer complaints with
patience and creativity.
The next key to interview success is to
give examples of situations at work where
you have used these people skills. Prepare
concrete examples to convince employers
that you actually possess those strengths.
Your examples should convey how, when,
and where you applied your skills or interests
and the outcomes.
Personalise your examples so they reflect
your skills and experience as they relate to
the job for which you are applying.
Do you take work home with you?
When I need to, no problem. I realise the
importance of meeting deadlines and getting
work done on time.
Continued on Page B6
Keys to responding to questions
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