Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. By employing extraordinary people we seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work.
How to Get Hired
We asked Blackstone for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We attract the brightest minds across a wide range of disciplines and seek diversity of backgrounds and experience. Attractive candidates demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit, professionalism, integrity, results orientation and excellence – both in academics and experience. We seek independent thinkers who have excelled in various parts of their life and career, candidates who exhibit perseverance and strive for excellence in every aspect. We encourage independent thinking and reward initiative while providing services to help employees grow professionally. Our global business platform and brand reputation provide an unparalleled launch pad for growing one's career. Candidates are evaluated on critical competencies and values required for success in the firm and specific to each role. We strive to maintain a work environment that fosters professionalism, excellence, integrity and cooperation among our employees. Our CEO and Chairman Steve Schwarzman has said "We hire nice, intelligent people because they contribute to a self-sustaining model."
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Prospective candidates will get our attention not only by demonstrated career or academic success, but by knowing our business and articulating passion for our work and how they would contribute to our firm’s mission and team. Developing and maintaining relationships within Blackstone and the industry will strengthen a candidate’s understanding of our firm. Take the long view on a career path to Blackstone.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We vigorously seek to attract and hire diverse talented professionals across all of our major business groups – Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Fund Solutions, and GSO – our credit business. Additionally, we seek talent to support all lines of business in our infrastructure groups including Technology, Finance, Legal & Compliance, and other critical support functions.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates should routinely visit our careers site – www.blackstone.com/careers - to learn about current opportunities. Additionally, the Blackstone website provides a candidate an opportunity to learn about the firm and our business. Candidates may apply to open positions on the web site of interest that fit their background. If Blackstone visits a university, students are encouraged to attend events and apply through university channels.