We look for people who demonstrate capabilities in three areas. Each of these areas is critical to success in the day-to-day work we do.
Achieving: Our consultants constantly strive to deliver distinctive client service. To achieve this while handling multiple stakeholders and often tight deadlines requires outstanding energy, determination, and judgment.
Personal Impact: SMIC consultants work with a wide range of individuals in their day-to-day jobs. Developing and implementing sound recommendations requires the involvement and support of these individuals. Skills in interacting with people in sometimes tough situations are critical to driving distinctive client impact.
Leadership : Leading people and fostering effective teamwork are key to success both within SMIC and with our clients. SMIC consultants need outstanding leadership skills in order to drive positive change in complex organizations.
All of our consultants are well-rounded individuals, who have a good mix of these skills and are fun to work with. This is what makes them successful and valued by our clients. We look for the same mix of skills in our interviews.
► Building your career
Your career at SMIC is what you make of it. Consultants shape their careers here by exploring the options and opportunities we provide. The work is challenging. It stretches and tests our consultants in many ways, and they prosper from it - personally and professionally.
- Realize your potential. Our supportive team structure will provide you with ongoing coaching and support.
- Make a difference. Our work is about impact - we focus on problems that shape industries with the executives who have the power to make change happen.
- Explore diverse opportunities. We offer you a range of options, from the kind of projects you work on to the cities you live in.
- Join a distinctive community. Our people come from many different countries and backgrounds. But they all share intellectual curiosity and a passion for solving problems.
► Building your Skills
Our formal learning programs provide you with important skills, but you will learn the most from your colleagues and through work experience. Co-workers provide continuous feedback on your work in an atmosphere of trust and respect. Open feedback allows our consultants to learn more quickly and improve their work.
Formal Learning Programs : Our formal learning programs are case-based and hands-on, with a strong emphasis on interactive group learning rather than lecture-style presentations. Here's a representative sampling of our formal programs. The specific programs you attend will vary depending on your background, experience, and career path. When you join the firm, you'll attend learning programs designed to help you master core consulting skills and develop business judgment
Basic Consulting Readiness (BCR) . This one-week workshop - for new consultants at all levels - focuses on the skills you will need in your first client engagements (Structured problem solving, Basic client communication. Knowledge management). BCR is conducted at the office level to give you an introduction to the firm as well as an early opportunity to work and socialize with your new colleagues.
We are looking to hire M.B.A.s with outstanding academic profiles, strong analytical skills, and a record of achieving results, as well as a desire for personal impact and a commitment to building relationships. SMIC can provide you with the leadership skills legal and business knowledge to advance within the firm or take on a leadership position elsewhere.
Apply to SMIC
- Prepare the necessary materials for the application. You will need to provide dates, grades, locations, and other information about your experience.
- Figure out where you would like to work. Explore our website to learn more about them. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences. Also learn more about our practices to see if the work we do interests you.
- Prepare the application for your background.
Prepare for an InterviewWe try to ensure we are as accurate and fair as we can possibly be when we interview you. To do this, we employ a wide range of interviewing methods. While different offices use different methods, by and large they all use the following:
Experience Interviews: It is not just your achievements that are important to us - it is also the skills you used in order to accomplish those achievements. Our interviewers want to examine your past accomplishments in-depth to determine if the skills you possess would position you well for a successful career at SMIC. Therefore, you need to be prepared to discuss your most important past experiences in a very detailed way, focusing on your specific role and describing the key actions that were critical to success.
Case Studies : We believe the best way we can assess your problem-solving skills is to discuss a typical SMIC business problem with you - we call this a case study. We use case studies that are both fair to you and reflect the typical problem-solving challenges faced by our consultants. Case studies are broad, two-way discussions rather than one-way tests. You will be assessed more on how you go about dealing with the problem rather than on the specific answers you come up with. We recommend you practice case study discussions especially if you are inexperienced in them.
These are the most common elements of our interviewing process. However, as you go through the process, you may also encounter other types of assessments. If this is the case, you will be informed at an appropriate point by a SMIC recruiter.