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How to Get Hired
We asked FactSet Research Systems Inc. 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?
FactSet is a very collaborative environment so we prefer candidates able to actively engage their interviewer as they would fellow team members in a work setting. This interactive style provides for a more conversational interview and helps demonstrate how the candidate will interact within the team environment. Additionally, the ability of a candidate to articulate a clear line of reasoning, and approach a question or problem from a different perspective is typically an indicator of someone who will be a successful hire for FactSet. Individuals are often faced with having to respond to problems with creative solutions and demonstrating an ability to think outside the box which is both extremely desirable skills and characteristics we value.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
We love to see candidates who are properly prepared for the interview and able to demonstrate knowledge of FactSet; who we are, what we do, and our position in the industry. Our recruiters have high expectations and a candidate who has clearly prepared and done their homework always stands out. If a candidate is well prepared, they will be able to articulate how their background and experiences will translate and apply to the position. This will require a detailed understanding of our organization and the position. This level of preparation will demonstrate that a candidate has the “care factor” and is willing to put in extra effort and work hard to be successful. We can teach most of the skills relevant to the role itself, but we can’t teach self-motivation, dedication, team-work, and work ethic.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
As we continue to grow we are seeing an increased number of Industry level candidates who can offer unique and diverse perspectives. We are hiring more senior level and executive candidates into our Sales, Engineering, Product Development, Marketing, Human Resources, and Legal teams.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
One of the best ways for a candidate to learn more about FactSet is to attend a campus career fair or information session at one of our partnership universities. These events provide an ideal opportunity to speak with a FactSet representative and get firsthand insight in to the work environment and culture. Additionally, FactSet has an extensive online presence that provides a wealth of information to potential candidates. Our careers website (www.factset.com/careers) includes our current job openings, information on our various lines of business, video testimonials and insight into our values and culture. Our social media presence on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google , YouTube, and Vine provides a daily snapshot of life at FactSet and a firsthand look into our culture.