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Marketing yourself

Have you found a profile in our job market that interests you? Your online application is usually your first contact with us. And this is make or break.

Online application

Your written application is your business card. It can open doors. Make sure you take enough time to produce a clear, complete and accurate portfolio. Your online application should include the following attachments:

  • Personalised, informative cover letter
  • Complete CV with an up-to-date and professional application photo
  • Education certificates (secondary school certificate, diploma, Bachelor's, Master's or PhD)
  • References from internships and permanent positions
  • Language certificates

You can attach up to five files to your online application. We recommend that you attach files in PDF format. Do not send your application without any comments – we would like you to write a few sentences to accompany your application. Your cover letter should be included as an attachment, however.

As soon as we have checked your documents, we will let you know promptly whether we will consider your application.

Interview Phase

Stage

What happens

When

Initial screening

When you submit your online application, it will be given directly to the correct recruitment team member. They will then assess your experience to see how well it matches the job description (which will also have been hosted on the website for you to see when you applied). The more information you provide to demonstrate a good match the better.  

 

We aim to get back to you within two weeks of submitting your application.

Testing

For some roles we may require you to complete either psychometric or skills based tests. Or depending on the role we may ask you to consider a case study and give us your views on how you would tackle a client’s business problems.

 

This will happen (if required) online from home, within two weeks.

Interviews or assessment day (for graduates only)

The more senior the role you are applying for, the more interviews you can expect to attend. Our interviews are competency based and are conducted by a trained interviewer. You may also be asked to make a presentation or take part in a group discussion. This will be with key people and often the lead manager or partner from the team you will work for. This is also your opportunity to ask any questions that matter to you.

Graduates will be invited to either single interviews or an assessment day which will include a range of exercises such as case studies, group discussions or interviews based on your technical knowledge. The assessment day also gives you the opportunity to meet other young professionals who have recently joined us.

As soon as practically possible.

 

Interview preperation

At the end of the day, there is no single formula for a successful interview. But if you take the following tips to heart and additionally avoid these interview mistakes, you will certainly be well prepared. 

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