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How to Get Hired
We asked The Boston Consulting Group, 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?
BCG is growing across all practices and all functional areas. We are seeking a variety of backgrounds and experiences, and there is no specific prior expertise required. We look for smart, curious individuals who have the drive, passion and humility to be in client service and who will embrace the BCG culture and thrive within it. Candidates need to have strong interpersonal, leadership, communication, and analytical skills, as well as the ability to focus on the truth that we believe exists in any business problem. In a summary, we are looking for people with drive and passion to help our clients and BCG succeed.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
A strong prospective employee will not only offer solutions to the problem at hand during an interview, but will also demonstrate a natural curiosity to explore other related issues and opportunities. Strong candidates are genuine and are able to communicate what makes them unique and how they will contribute to our culture.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
This year again, we plan to expand hiring across job categories, industries, practice areas and geographic locations to support our continued growth. We continue to look for candidates from a variety of education and industry backgrounds with drive and passion to help our clients succeed. In addition to consultants and experts from our core consulting business, we are also interested in forming multidisciplinary teams that combine tech-savvy business generalists, functional and industry experts, skilled developers, data scientists, and user experience designers who know how to translate business
insights into working systems and applications. We seek individuals with a keen interest in and background with digital-related topics for our subsidiaries that are focused on digital and advanced analytics: BCG Gamma, Platinion, and Digital Ventures. For further information, please explore their offerings on their respective websites.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
BCG’s online presence is an accessible way for candidates to learn more about us. Our website, www.bcg.com, houses information about our work, global presence, people, publications and latest news. Our social media presence is another way candidates stay current with what our people are thinking about and working on; BCG is on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. We also maintain social media channels for bcg.perspectives to disseminate the latest research from BCG’s thought leaders. We encourage future candidates currently in undergraduate or graduate programs to connect with BCG via our on-campus recruiting events, so we can get to know one another informally and in person to determine whether BCG could be a good fit. Interested candidates can also reach out to our office-based recruiting teams to set up an informal discussion about employment opportunities.