This year’s recruiting season, as with the case of many others, was very competitive. I personally met numerous outstanding candidates from a variety of universities across the country. As you can imagine, thousands apply and only a fraction of those get hired. However, one thing to keep in mind and what I like to personally believe is that everyone is a winner at PwC, regardless if you landed an offer with the firm or not.
Recruiting season has officially begun! This is probably one of the most exciting times of the year for PwC and obviously for students and recent grads. Many students have asked me over the past several weeks how to stand out amongst the competition. My answer is simple. Invest in your personal brand. Sounds complicated? Not really! Your cover letter and resume is a representation of your brand printed on paper. The more effort you put into your resume and cover letter now will pay great dividends in the long run! Trust me, I used to detest spending endless hours scrutinizing each and every word on my resume, but I managed to get through and here I am doing what I do best, helping you! Read on for my personal set of tips and tricks to help make your application to PwC this fall stand out from the rest of the competition!
Congratulations! You are one step away from working with one of the largest accounting and professional services firm in the world. What keeps you from this monumental achievement in your career is the final stage of the recruiting process: the interview. Most students, if not all, find this to be the most intimidating and challenging ordeal faced in the recruiting process. Scratch that. I can guarantee you that it is the easiest and most comforting step in the process.
Everyone has certain goals in life. Whether it is to pass an exam or get through recruiting season successfully, setting goals is an integral ingredient to a successful career. Don’t get me wrong, you don’t necessarily have to meet all of your goals in order to be “successful.” This blog post will be about goal-setting and my personal take on how to set goals for yourself that will guarantee success. As always, I will not only share with you certain goals that I have set in my life that I have achieved/exceeded, but as importantly (if not more), I will discuss milestones that I have previously set that I was not able to achieve. Through my latter discussion, you will see that not achieving certain short-term goals can be extremely fruitful in the long-run!
Nervous. Excited. Stressed. Confused. Restless. This is only a fraction of what students feel before the recruiting season takes over their lives. Read on to familiarize yourself with my personal set of tips and tricks on what you can do now to stay ahead of your competition before recruiting season sweeps you off your feet.
About my blogs
I started my blogging career as the National Recruitment Blogger for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and then as a Motivational Blogger for the Canada Pakistan Professionals Association (CPPA). You will find a wide array of the blogs I have written to-date centralized on this website. I hope you enjoy reading them!