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Recruitment process

At Arthur D. Little Middle East FZ LLC, we are constantly looking for outstanding candidates and we recruit all-year-round.

We use a combination of personal interviews, focusing on behavioral characteristics, case interviews that assess your approach to problem solving and case presentations in order for you to be able to showcase your ability to present your ideas.

The recruitment process aims at being a two-way evaluation. This means it not only gives us the opportunity to meet and challenge you, but it also gives you the possibility to get a better picture of Arthur D. Little and our people. Candidates will attend several interviews and will meet and be evaluated by several potential colleagues.

The recruitment process can be thought of as being a three-stage procedure.

Stage 1: Screening

Application screening. All applications received are evaluated by our consultants based on the following dimensions: past experience, academic achievements and any other achievements. We will respond within 2 weeks to arrange for interviews, if needed.

Stage 2: Interviews

Interviews. Shortlisted candidates are invited to meet with our consultants. The purpose of this interview is for us to get a personal impression of you as well as give you the chance to learn more about us.

During the interview, the interviewer will discuss different topics with you, both personal and general, and you will also be given the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about Arthur D. Little. As part of the interview you may be asked to solve a small business case. You will always have an opportunity to ask clarifying questions. For the case discussion, please remember that in reality there are no single correct answers, there are many different ways to explain the logic behind a situation and to describe the solution to a problem. Rather, the case gives you an opportunity to show us how you structure your thinking and approach business-related problems. The case exercise also provides a way for you to understand our work by putting yourself in a consultant's position, solving a case.

Should the first interview be successful, you will be invited to attend further interviews, where the purpose is to assess your skills more thoroughly and allow us to get to know you even further. In total, you can expect to attend between 4-6 interviews prior to a final employment offer.  Each of these interviews is expected to last for an hour.

Stage 3: Employment Offer

Employment offer. Based on the performance of the candidate during the interview rounds, the management team will make the final decision on an offer.

Successful candidates will be invited to a meeting with a Director to go through the signed offer and resolve any questions from the candidate.