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8 February 2024
by Sarah Mahmud

Brilliant futures begin here: mastering the Tax Associate recruitment process


Are you gearing up to join one of our Tax Associate assessment centres? If so, congratulations on making it this far! Landing a place on an assessment day is a significant achievement, and with the right preparation and mindset, you can make a lasting impression. As you prepare to showcase your skills and personality, here are some invaluable tips provided by our very own Tax Associates to help you navigate the process with confidence.

Be creative:

One of the hallmarks of ForrestBrown is creativity. Throughout the assessment process, don’t hesitate to infuse your own unique spin into tasks and questions. Whether it’s through innovative solutions or out-of-the-box thinking, creativity can set you apart and demonstrate your ability to approach challenges with a fresh perspective.

Don’t feel pressured to know it all:

While having a background understanding of R&D tax relief is beneficial, don’t feel overwhelmed by the prospect of knowing every intricate detail. ForrestBrown values individuals who are eager to learn and grow. Embrace the opportunity to expand your knowledge as you delve deeper into the role.

Be authentic:

ForrestBrown is a people orientated business and prides itself on its company culture, authenticity is key. Let your personality shine through during the assessment process.

Familiarise yourself with our values:

Take the time to research ForrestBrown’s values and integrate them into your interview responses. These can be found on our website and socials. Demonstrating how you align with these values showcases your commitment to the company’s mission and culture.

Show you pick things up fast:

In the dynamic environment of ForrestBrown, adaptability is crucial. While prior tax experience is not mandatory, showcasing your ability to quickly grasp new concepts and tasks is essential. Highlight any instances where you’ve successfully tackled diverse challenges!

Be proud of yourself:

Celebrate the milestone of reaching this stage. Maintaining a positive mindset not only boosts your confidence but also enables you to navigate any challenges with resilience. Remember, you’ve already achieved something significant by making it this far.

Focus on YOU:

Instead of comparing yourself to other candidates, focus on showcasing your unique skills and experiences. Highlight how your strengths and accomplishments make you the ideal fit for the role.

Don’t dwell on mistakes:

It’s natural to encounter bumps along the way, but don’t let them derail you. If something doesn’t go as planned during the day, stay composed and focus on delivering your best performance. Every experience, whether smooth or challenging, contributes to your growth. Just keep going, and it will pay off.

Ask questions:

Prepare thoughtful questions about ForrestBrown, the team structure, expectations, and opportunities for growth. Engaging in dialogue with your interviewers helps demonstrate your genuine interest in the role and also provides valuable insights into the company culture and dynamics. And don’t forget, there’s no such thing as a silly question!

Remember, the assessment day is as much an opportunity for you to assess if ForrestBrown is the right fit for you as it is for them to evaluate your suitability for the role. Approach the process with enthusiasm, confidence, and a willingness to learn, and you'll be well-positioned to ace the assessment process with ForrestBrown. Good luck!

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