We are the world’s leading negotiation consultancy, specializing in developing negotiation behavioral change programs. We do this through our negotiation development workshops and through our consulting proposition; all underpinned by the caliber and brilliance of our people.
How to Get Hired
We asked The Gap Partnership 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?
Our values and our selection criteria are one in the same. We believe in being the best, we are innovative in our approach to all challenges, we are passionate about being passionate (it's why we get up in the morning), we are One Team, always going out of our way to help our colleagues, and we trust each other - to do what is right for our business and for our clients.
Through the interview questions we use and our assessment methods, we ask the candidate to evidence our values and we delve into their values and motivators to ensure there is a match with ours. If someone is very change averse and can’t deal well with ambiguity, then they won’t be successful in our business.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
We are always interested in speaking with individuals who are aligned to our values and share our passion for negotiation. The careers section of our website will make you aware of the openings we have by location. Once you have spotted a role that captures your attention, use our easy application process and begin the conversation with our Talent Team.
If you do move forward in the interview process, bring your authentic, best self to the interview. We want to see the real you, not the 'interview" version of you. Have an opinion, a point of view, don't play it safe. Our interviews are performance-based. We want to get insight into how you organize, analyze and synthesize information. How do you get to an answer? Your answer may not be text book, but that is ok, we are looking for innovators and innovators never fit neatly into a box.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Automotive, Aerospace/Defense, Transportation are areas of emphasis for us in 2017, as well as continued interest in people with deep experience selling into Retail and Consumer Package Goods companies. Given the nature a consultant's work, client facing roles should expect a high level of travel, however we have client management and administrative roles that support sales and service delivery from our Rye office that have zero to light travel.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Our website, www.thegappartnership.com/Careers is a perfect place to start - it gives a great overview of the company and insight into our culture. The Careers page has the most up to date listings of openings. Those interested in an office-based role need to be within commuting distance of Rye, NY, however our consultants can live anywhere in the US, as long as they are near a major airport.