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Should I Start my Career at Deloitte

by Charles Nwabueze
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Known as a global juggernaut and the biggest of the Big Four Accounting firms, whether it is by revenue or by the number of employees it is said, Deloitte triumphs over its peers. But you might ask what use is this to me? How does having the most employees help me decide if this company is for me? And I’d say you have a fair point. 

Though the title of this article indicates that it is directed to those who are at the start of their (and rightly so), the article also caters to those who are currently working at a company where they cannot see their career progressing to the next level. Further, even if you are happy where you are currently, I invite you to read on as you never might know one of the ways the knowledge you gain from this article might be of use to you in the future.

Now let’s go on a short ride. In this article, I’ll be sharing a few reasons why I think Deloitte is one of the best companies for you to start your career. 

Networking

You probably did not think that this would be my first point but think about it for a second. If you are at the start of your career and intend to have a long successful one, one of the most important things you need to cultivate is solid professional relationships. With Deloitte having the most employees in their primary field (employees who are at the top of their industries), you will not be afforded a better place to build a network of relationships. Such a network of relationships is particularly useful because the journey towards a successful career is not one travelled alone. Just as there are critical junctures in a career, there are also crucial relationships that help along the way.  Do you now see the above-mentioned importance of Deloitte being the biggest by employee headcount?

As a result of Deloitte’s constantly working on innovative projects with big budgets, early career entrants at the firm are exposed to senior leadership and leaders of their field and can learn from them from the onset of their career. There are countless stories of people leaving Deloitte to go on to successfully start up their venture because of the extensive knowledge they acquired through the relationships they built with the experts at Deloitte. Deloitte provides you with a great platform to build your network by simply doing your job and this presents prime opportunities to collaborate on important issues, team up to author new research, tap into new markets, or uncover unseen insights.

Prime Opportunities

Whether you are about starting your career or you’ve been in the game, you cannot argue otherwise that at Deloitte you will get incredible opportunities consistently. Deloitte offers its people access to a high-quality portfolio of businesses and clients with opportunities to work across industries, service lines, and geographies in roles and on projects aligned with their skills, interests and passions. If you do get an offer to work at Deloitte, you will be swamped with a host of opportunities from which you will gain positive life-altering experiences – from gaining international business skills, writing papers, and speaking at events to being at the forefront of your industry. For entry-level applicants, in our profile on Deloitte, we wrote extensively on the programmes that they offer. So go have a look!

Effectuation Driven

Now you might wonder how it is that there are countless opportunities to progress at Deloitte as I have pointed out in my earlier point. The answer is simple, Deloitte is a company that rewards commitment and hard work. Deloitte places great emphasis on employing people that have the commitment and motivation to succeed and meet objectives, both personal and business-related. Some people might not like such a company but if you enjoy working hard and being persistent in bringing about your goals and the business’s goals, then Deloitte is the place to be. In your work at Deloitte, Deloitte will make sure that you get a fair share of their financial success. The firm also recognizes each person’s contribution, giving promotions given on merit. To put it simply, when you perform well at Deloitte, whatever your level, you’ll be rewarded.

Deloitte University

But I just finished university! Why in the world, would I want to go to a company that will make me go to University? If this is your thought just stay with me for a bit. Launched in 2011, Deloitte University (DU) is not like the traditional educational institution that you know of; instead, it is a facility where Deloitte’s employees, from recruits to senior leaders gather to learn and develop skills. DU is one of the most visible and important investments Deloitte has made in their people. Deloitte has invested over $300 million into DU; nowhere in the world has any other consulting firm made this kind of investment into their people, not even the other members of the Big Four. Just to make sure we are on the same page, DU does not offer degrees or the like. Instead, it offers a meeting point where learning meets leadership; a platform where the repository of acquired knowledge, experience, and values are fostered and passed on to their people. It is also where leaders are developed and taught to make an impact that matters for each other, their clients, and the communities they are located in. The University is exclusive to their employees

In summary, if you are recruited by Deloitte be rest assured that you are being recruited by a company that has a track record of being invested in its employees. You’ll be at a company where you are viewed internally and externally as the brand and the face of the company.

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Charles is a writer, practising lawyer and personal trainer who loves learning and developing himself. He graduated from Middlesex University, London with eight first-class grades in the second and third years of his law degree, and received a postgraduate offer from Cambridge University. He loves strength training, boxing and encouraging people to succeed in their pursuits (legal ones)

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