Deloitte provides accounting, consulting, tax and advisory professional services to a wide variety of businesses across virtually all industries. Its services include audit, analytics, risk management, organizational transformation, anti-fraud consulting, business tax services and others.
How to Get Hired
We asked Deloitte 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?
First and foremost, when we think about our organization, it’s about our people. Our people deliver measurable and enduring impact on behalf of our clients, communities and society, which makes us the leading professional services firm. So given this framework, we look for a broad range of skills and experiences in potential hires. We look for people who have the ability to lead in a fast-paced and performance-driven environment. Other specific characteristics/skills we look for include:
-- Humble, likeable and down-to-earth, but confident
-- Professional, engaging, and charismatic; client-ready and credible
-- Good listener with mindful decision-making skills
-- Applicable industry skills and/or unique experience from a non-traditional background
-- Ambitious and entrepreneurial while working in a team-based environment
-- Demonstrated track record of exceptional leadership, as evidenced by roles in professional and extracurricular efforts
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Bring your authentic self to every interaction with our people. We look for people who share our values:
-- Ethical: Our people must be uncompromising in their values and insist that all of us exhibit the highest standard of integrity
-- Community citizens: professionals interested in continually making positive and meaningful differences in the communities in which we live and work
-- Inclusive: We celebrate and harness strength from diversity of all kinds — backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives — to the benefit of our clients and ourselves
-- Lifelong learners: We look for professionals who embrace lifelong learning and maintain an intellectual curiosity inside and outside of the workplace
-- Collaborative: We look for people who are comfortable being individual contributors, but who are also comfortable leading and working on diverse teams.
Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?
Our interview process typically consists of three rounds for experienced candidates. The first two rounds are done on the phone, scheduled at a time convenient for the candidate. The first interview is a general assessment with the recruiter to ensure we have a match on the basics, including prior experience, communication skills, and career objectives. If successful, the candidate will then move on to a phone interview with a practitioner from the business to do a deeper dive on previous experience and expertise. Next, candidates are invited to interview in a Deloitte office with senior level practitioners. During this session, we assess core professional capabilities and continue to probe on subject matter expertise and analytical skills. In preparation for the interview, we recommend getting to know more about our culture and people. We offer a variety of ways to do this including our social channels on Facebook, Instagram, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Yes! We are actively recruiting for all of our businesses, but an area of growth across our organization is definitely technology. As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, it translates into more technology skills needed across all our Deloitte businesses. We have a diverse set of needs ranging from technology strategy and project management roles to technical architect, development and integration roles to cyber security and technology risk roles. We are also seeking out candidates with a variety of backgrounds in the analytics space. Most of these roles require a minimum of two years of professional experience and increase from there, depending on the level of the position. While not an absolute requirement, some previous experience is often desirable. For people interested in our federal government practice, many of our positions require an active U.S. government clearance or eligibility to obtain a clearance.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
As one of the largest professional services organizations in the U.S., Deloitte offers rewarding careers that provide meaningful and challenging work assignments in our four client service businesses – audit, tax, consulting and advisory – as well as on our professional staff. Whether you are transitioning from campus to career or looking to make a change as an experienced hire candidate, you can learn more about career opportunities and open needs on the Deloitte Careers website. On the site, we have launched networking communities for military veterans and women pursuing careers in technology. The communities create a personalized recruiting experience that connects candidates to people inside Deloitte with similar career interests, addresses the questions of each individual job seeker and helps recruits understand what a Deloitte career looks like. The networks have been hugely successful and attracted nearly 1,500 members currently.