I would like to sincerely welcome all of the applicants that were selected for a position at PwC to the firm. Welcome to what some refer to as the “PwC Team,” but to what I refer to as the “PwC Family.” Welcome to the largest accounting firm in the world. Welcome to the most prestigious accounting firm in the world. I can guarantee you that at PwC, you will be pushed like never before. Pushed beyond your boundaries not only in terms of intellectual enhancement and progression, but also in terms of personal and professional development. The diverse client exposure you will get through the non-specialization program at the firm is invaluable. My personal client list includes a large hospital, an exciting NPO, a construction tycoon and an energy mogul (just to name a few). Why lock yourself in a specific industry when you now have the opportunity to get exposure to many at PwC? There are endless opportunities at the firm in terms of career progression and opportunities not only confined to the boundaries of Canada. Welcome to the firm that literally unlocks the world for you. I look forward to working with you down the road!
Your Path towards a Brilliant Future Welcomes You!
If you did not land a position with the firm this year, do not worry. PwC welcomes you and is in fact very excited for you to apply for a position with the firm again next year (sooner where applicable). Do not feel defeated. You have to understand that this process is highly competitive. The most important thing to do right now as your recruiting experience is fresh on your mind is to reflect. Reflect on areas of improvement. Reflect on how you can potentially make yourself a better applicant for the next recruiting season. If you received an interview for a position at the firm and were not able to land a position, keep in touch with the interviewers. Ask for constructive feedback and areas you could improve on in the future.
Besides the interviewers, keep in touch with everyone you met at networking sessions from the firm and email them regularly throughout the year. Remember how I mentioned in one of my previous blog posts that networking is not and should not be viewed as a “one-night stand?” Trust me here, keep the relationships afloat. Building meaningful relationships with the firm can go a long ways and it is in fact the easiest and the most essential action to be taking now. If you are confused, scared, hesitant or unsure about where to start, start here. Start with me and I can help get you back on track in terms of what your options are looking forward with the firm.