What we look for
Want to impress throughout the application process? These are the strengths we look for in our candidates.
Technology continues to change the way we live and work, and because of this constant evolution, the strengths and traits we need to succeed have shifted.
Here’s a quick guide to what we look for when meeting new candidates (you might be surprised by how many of these you already have). But it’s not a definitive list. Above all, we’re impressed by candidates who are authentic and honest in their answers.
This goes beyond being a strong verbal and written communicator. It’s the ability to adapt your communication style based on your audience and distil complex information into simple terms. This strength is highly valued by us because it means you’re able to work with a variety of people.
On top of this, we look for people who also have the ability to inspire confidence and build trust in others. This is usually seen in people who make a point of delivering on their promises in a clear and professional way.
A team that works well together, delivers great work. So we look for people who naturally build their own networks, who find common ground with others and who listen to their friends, mentors and colleagues in order to broaden their own knowledge. And as we celebrate different ways of working, we also look for people who are as happy working collaboratively online as they are in person.
The constantly changing world of work means employers like us need people who have the ability to adapt to new situations and to use their creativity to find innovative solutions. These people are usually highly motivated and have a real sense of responsibility. They don’t let obstacles stand in the way of doing a job well.
People who are open minded, hungry for knowledge and will actively learn new ways to do things are highly valued by us. They’re also usually great listeners and can analyse information quickly. This ability to be analytical means they can not only draw conclusions from information, but can also apply it to their work.
We see numbers as a language which, when understood, offers great value to our clients. This means we look for people who understand and interpret numerical information in a wide range of formats. They’re also able to use this strength to derive insight from this data, to solve problems and make recommendations.
In the know
We’re a global company that works across industries and sectors, so having people in our teams who have an affinity for current affairs, global trends and market activity is very important. Today this extends to staying attuned to technological innovations, too, as we pride ourselves on offering our clients the best tech solutions for their needs.Visit the EY Hub