In my opinion, one of the biggest misconceptions that candidates have is that they will feel lost in such a large organization. The reality is there are so many opportunities to get involved and to make your mark at Deloitte. For me, I have been on the executive committee for the AbilityFirst Business resource group for the past 3 years. This has given me the opportunity to get involved internally at Deloitte and meet people within the organization who I wouldn’t necessarily cross paths with otherwise. It has also provided me with the opportunity get involved in the Chicago community, all while raising awareness about people with disabilities in the workforce. That’s been my passion and my way to build my network. I would encourage anyone that joins Deloitte to choose a passion and get involved! It could be by participating in a community involvement initiative joining our Women’s Initiative or another Business Resource Group or seeking out opportunities to sit on an advisory committee. By being involved and active, you build your network and all the sudden it doesn’t seem so big!
I’m impressed when candidates have taken the time to do some research and learn about us, like the type of work environment we have, the clients we have and the kind of work they will be doing. Candidates should learn as much as they can prior to interviews, but should also come prepared with thoughtful questions. An interview provides the candidate with an opportunity to ask questions about topics they can’t learn about by perusing the website. Taking the time to prepare thoughtful questions will help a candidate understand if Deloitte is the best place to launch a career and to be successful. It’s a two-way street during an interview, we are looking for the right candidates but we want to make sure we are addressing their questions as well.
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