Interested in working at PwC? Whether you are interested in Audit, Tax, Consulting or Deal's positions at PwC, this blog is your insider's information on how our Campus Recruiters evaluate your resume and cover letters. Make sure to include this in your checklist before you submit your information package to our website at: PwC Brilliant Futures - Application
In developing your Cover letter, keep in mind the following:
1) Follow a letter writing format: Your coverletter is your first chance to showcase your personal brand and tell the recruiters what you have to offer. Adopt a formal writing precedent and format including appropriate salutations, date, address etc.
2) Address to a named individual: whenever it is possible, address your coverletter to a specific individuals in the company.
3) Ensure the company name is correct: It is rather hillarious to receive a coverletter addressed to another firm (particularly to the companies that are in the same line of business as PwC). Make sure to address it to PwC as it has replaced PricewaterhouseCoopers as our legal name.
4) Summarize key skills and interest: Your coverletter should briefly highlight skils and attributes and your interest in PwC. Be specific and demonstrate your research and insight into our firm.
*Do not exceed more than 1 page.
Your Resume should include:
1) Personal details/contact information: Make sure to have the correct information
2) Educational History: List them chronologically. If you are applying to our Management Consulting practice (i.e. Foundations of the Future), you will be required to show your transcripts so be factual.
3) Employment History: List the most recent experience first. List both responsibilities and your achievements at work.
4) Interest and extra-curricular experience: Stand out by addition a personal touch and letting the recruiters know your hobbies and volunteer experience. This is a great way to get noticed!
5) References: Ensure to acquire permission from your References. You wouldn't want us to call them and have them unprepared. Keep this as a separate document from your resume. Provide it when we ask you.
*Do not exceed more than 2 pages
Voice of our Recruiters - Top 3 areas where people go wrong
1) Spelling and Grammar
2) Not enough research on PwC and the different positions we offer (Audit, Tax, and Consulting & Deals)
3) Candidate has not shown how their previous work experiences are relevant to the job they are applying for These tips are directly from our Recruiters so keep them in mind in your next application for a position at PwC.
There you have it, an insider's look at what our Recruiters are looking for. Happy applying. Let me know if you have any other questions.