Interview Process

When you’re in the interview process, you’re making an investment of your time and energy and we’re doing the same. As with any relationship, isn’t it best to make sure that it’s a good match? After all, we’re in it for the long-run.

Interview process for experienced professionals

While there’s no one-size-fits-all process we adhere to, here is what you can expect in the typical hiring process.

  • Online application and resume/cover letter submission: Show us what you’re made of in your own words. Use your cover letter to highlight your DistinctAbilities.
  • Phone interview: In an initial conversation with a recruiter, tell us more about your interests, motivation, background, experience, and overall career goals. In exchange, ask questions and get a sense of our firm culture and vision.
  • Online Profiles assessment: This assessment helps us to gauge your potential fit in terms of thinking style, behavioral traits, and top interests. Don’t worry. It’s not the SAT, but it does take an investment of time (typically up to an hour and a half). Grab a cup of coffee and show us your strengths.
  • Office interview: Experience the K·Coe Isom energy for yourself as you engage with our team and observe our work in person. For select roles, a follow up visit or phone/video conversation may be scheduled. At times, you may be invited to a special event or social gathering.
  • Background and reference checks: We verify previous employment and education, and conduct a credit and a criminal record check. We’ll also contact your references to speak with those who have supervised your work.
  • Offer: After all the above and generally within two weeks, you will hear from us regarding the potential of an invitation to join the team.

If you don’t see a match with a currently available position, and you’d like to start a conversation with us, contact:

Rachel Biggs
Recruiter
rachel.biggs@kcoe.com
316.691.3727

Interview process for college students

For those who enter the hiring process as an undergraduate or graduate student, here is what you can expect in the typical campus recruiting process each fall.

  • Application: Students are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript via the online process provided by your university career center. For those who do not attend a partner school, but are interested in entry level or internship openings, we ask you to submit online via the K·Coe Isom career site no later than September 1 each year.
  • Online Profiles assessment: After all applicants are reviewed, candidates are invited to complete an online Profiles XT assessment. This tool helps us to gauge your potential fit in terms of thinking style, behavioral traits, and top interests. Don’t worry, it’s not the SAT, but it does take some time to complete. Grab a cup a coffee, submit your responses online, and then relax. Our system highlights many key strengths you will bring to your next role, either with us or elsewhere.
  • Campus interview: This is an initial conversation with a firm representative. We learn more about your interests, motivation, background, experience, and overall career goals. Please ask questions and get a taste for our firm culture and vision.
  • Office interview: In this second interview, you’ll experience the K·Coe Isom energy for yourself. Whether you’re scheduled for an all-day Recruiting Session, or an office interview lasting a few hours, you’ll engage with our team and your potential colleagues.
  • Background and reference checks: All information you have provided to us will be checked, including verification of previous employment, education, credit, and a criminal record check.
  • Offer: Typically, within two weeks, you will hear back from us regarding the potential of an invitation to join the team.

If we don’t regularly visit your college or university, we still want to hear from you. You are welcome to apply online or submit a job agent by September 1.

Advice

There are many resources to help you prepare for your job search and interview. Search on the web, at your local library, or in the career services office. There are plenty of tips and advice on interviewing, writing a cover letter, and succeeding during your first year at AICPA’s Career Tools.