The Spur Group is a consulting firm of go-to-market (GTM) experts helping Fortune 500 technology companies improve market presence, grow business, accelerate revenue, and align communications. We drive client success in channel management, business operations, sales transformation, and connected communications.
How to Get Hired
We asked The Spur Group 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?
The Spur Group looks for individuals who are smart, kind, hard-working and driven to deliver outstanding results. A prospective employee is a great fit if they are organized, able to solve complex problems, self-motivated, eager to learn, have strong presence and poise—especially under pressure—and can write and speak well. We prioritize the capacity and willingness to learn over pedigree. The advantage of this approach is that it brings a wide breadth of knowledge and diverse ways of thinking to the firm, equipping The Spur Group to tackle any unique client problems that may come its way. While business acumen can be helpful, we can teach many of the business skills required.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Prospective employees should demonstrate their ability to learn and grow during the post-interview business boot camp training week. We especially look for candidates to be:
- Authentic: self-aware about what they know and what they don’t know, because we value honesty and transparency.
- Respectful: acknowledge everyone's opinions, abilities, qualities, or achievements because it fosters appreciation.
- Prepared: research our firm, the clients we work with, and the types of projects we do and be clear about why they want to work in the consulting field.
- Courageous: vulnerable when speaking up and listening because it creates opportunities to grow.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We will continue to focus on attracting diverse and talented entry-level Associate Consultants and Consultants. In addition, we will start to target more specialized hires focused on Channel Strategy and Connected Communications service lines. Finally, as we look to expand to different verticals (e.g. banking, insurance, healthcare) we will be looking for expertise in those areas.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates should read everything on our website and research the companies we work with and industries within we work. Candidates should also talk to friends or family members who work in the consulting field to see if consulting is right for them. If the consulting field and working for The Spur Group interest you, apply for a position through our website: https://www.thespurgroup.com/join-us.