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Navigating the hiring process: Tips for applying

The job market can be a daunting and competitive space with many twists and turns, leaving it seem like all too much. But fear not - we have you covered!

In this blog, Josh from our Talent Acquisition team will share his essential tips and advice to help you navigate the hiring process to stand out and help you secure your dream role.

Meet Josh, a Senior Consultant in our Deloitte Talent Acquisition team who specialises in recruiting talent within our consulting practice.

He has over 15 years of recruitment experience and has been with our Deloitte team for the last 4 years. He has recruited across several business units, including Tax & Legal, Audit & Assurance, and Enabling Areas. 


It all starts with your resume - a showcase of your craft!

As someone who has reviewed thousands of resumes, helping countless candidates to secure roles here with us, here are some key callouts for different stages of the recruitment process:

  • Tailor your resume to highlight relevant skills and experiences
  • Use quantifiable achievements to showcase your impact in previous roles
  • Keep it concise, well-organised, and free of errors to make a positive first impression
  • Ensure your resume is within 3 pages.  We want to see the most relevant information pertaining to the role you’re applying for.

Create a Compelling Online Presence

In the digital age, LinkedIn has become a platform of choice for many employers to access great talent and serves as a great tool to expand on your CV. Some of the many uses you could undergo are, but not limited to:

  • The ability to build a strong online brand by showcasing your skills, achievements and endorsements from prior experiences
  • Opens the door for virtual connect sessions with businesses and other professionals in your area. Whether you join a group on LinkedIn or are part of something already, you can gain access to a wide network of other professionals
  • Plethora of learnings on various topics, helping you acquire new skills and stay competitive in your field. Many of these courses offer certifications that you can add to your profile, showcasing your commitment to professional development
  • Access to multiple recruiters and members of the desired business… in this case, Deloitte! You can connect with them and start a conversation to learn more and pitch yourself.

Research. Research. Research.

Before applying for a position and attending your interview, research Deloitte thoroughly. Understand our values, mission, and culture. Tailor your application and interview responses to align with Deloitte's values. We’re looking for genuine interest and commitment.

The Network Games

Networking is a powerful tool in the job search process. Attending industry events, joining professional groups, and connecting with professionals in your field helps fortify meaningful connections and can lead to valuable insights, mentorship opportunities, and even job referrals.

As mentioned above, LinkedIn can be a platform to help facilitate your networking, so don’t be shy… reach out and start.

The two A’s… Adaptability and Agility

In a rapidly changing job market, we value candidates who can adapt and learn quickly. Showcase your ability to embrace change, learn new skills, and stay updated on industry trends. This can set you apart as a candidate ready for the challenges of the modern workplace. Again, using platforms such as LinkedIn can be a great place to start.

Continuous learning is key to staying competitive. Highlight any relevant courses, certifications, or workshops you've completed to showcase your commitment to professional development.

Skill toolbox essentials

While technical skills are important, soft skills are equally crucial. Deloitte highly values communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and adaptability. Provide examples of how you've demonstrated these skills in your previous roles to showcase your overall competence.

I hope these tips are useful and help you feel confident and well-equipped to tackle your application. We look forward to connecting with you soon about your next role with Deloitte!


What's next?

Read our follow-up blog: 'Top tips and advice for interviews'

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