In addition to seeking individuals with strong analytical and quantitative skills, we are looking for those who:
- Enjoy meeting new people and working with others
- Have a meticulous work ethic
- Know how to conduct themselves in a high-stakes, professional environment
- Are ready to try things outside of their established interests or immediate areas of expertise
- Remain motivated even as difficulties arise
- Know when to solicit feedback and ask for help
Your resume (or CV) is the first thing we see. Make sure to include everything you want us to evaluate about you.
The cover letter should articulate why you’re interested in consulting and ZS in particular, as well as what skills and assets you possess that will help the firm.
Your resume is the best avenue to highlight your skills. Don’t forget any of the following important categories:
Education: We don’t require specific academic programs of ZSers, but your performance tells us a lot about your values and work ethic. Be sure to highlight any relevant analysis and synthesis skills.
Experience: Make sure to articulate the results of your work as well as your contributions. For students, internships and work-study jobs are valuable indicators of your skills.
Leadership Activities: Describe any instances of community involvement, particularly those involving leadership experiences. For students, examples such as cocurricular activities are valuable.
Special Skills: Foreign language expertise is an example of a valued skill at ZS. Be sure to include any other unique skills that might be helpful in the workplace.
Application online via https://jobs.zs.com/
ZS interviews for Associates and Consultants are a combination of several formats—some are case based, others are detailed question-and-answer sessions.
First Round for an Associate role
First-round interviews typically consist of two sessions, a behavioral interview and a case interview. For some candidates, different members of the firm conduct interviews; for other candidates, the same individual conducts both interviews.
Final Round for an Associate role
Final-round interviews consist of a series of sessions typically held at the closest ZS office. In addition to structured interview evaluations, you will have the opportunity to meet several associates and ask many questions.
Behavioral Session Interview: This question-and-answer session evaluates your ability to communicate specific examples from your past experience of skills that we desire in candidates.
Business Scenario Interview: This case-based session evaluates your ability to analyze a business situation, synthesize information, and develop and communicate recommendations.
Case Interview: This session evaluates your ability to apply analytic thinking directly to a project scenario—the case may involve calculations and interpretation of the results.
Project Demonstration Interview: This session provides an overview of a specific project and gives you a chance to ask questions about our work and environment.