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Our goal is to be a valuable resource during your job search. Find answers to frequent questions asked by previous applicants. Have a question that isn’t on this list, don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

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What is the best way to get my application noticed?

Be sure your resume is an honest reflection of your experience and capabilities. Show how you have been impactful in roles rather than a list of tasks. Share what your specific career goals are and what interests you about Clarkston. 

Is a cover letter really necessary?

It really depends on who you ask. A cover letter can certainly help tell your story and provide additional insights into your background and interests. However, not all recruiters read cover letters as part of their review process.

What happens after I submit my resume?

Your resume will be reviewed by our team within 1 week. If your profile aligns with Clarkston’s needs a recruiter will contact you directly. Due to volume, not every applicant will receive a personal response if they do not meet Clarkston’s expectations.

How do I get into the consulting industry?

Previous experience in Clarkston’s industry vertical focus is highly preferred for experienced candidates moving into consulting.  A service oriented mindset, adaptability, and willingness to become a road warrior are key criteria.  Undergraduates can start consulting careers through our Internship or New Associate Bootcamp programs.

What is the typical interview process for experienced consulting roles?

The hiring process starts with an in-depth phone interview with a recruiter. This is followed by a phone interview with an expert consultant. An on-site interview at a Clarkston office, with several stewards and a partner, typically concludes the process.

How much travel is involved in consulting roles?

All consulting roles with Clarkston require 100% travel nationwide. Our goal is a 5-4-3 travel schedule: 5 days of work, 4 days onsite with our clients, and 3 nights away from home. Travel is a lifestyle for true road warriors.

Do I need to live near a Clarkston office?

Clarkston consultants live around the country, with easy access to a regional airport. We do not require that stewards live near a Clarkston office but do believe you benefit from proximity to a local community of stewards.

What is Clarkston’s bench policy?

Stewards use time between engagements to: take vacation, develop skills, build RFPs or client demos, and contribute to internal projects.  Clarkston invests in stewards for the long-term and has no specific time limit for being on the bench.

How are expenses handled at Clarkston?

At Clarkston, expenses are paid based on actual expenses incurred. There is no standard per diem. Consultants are responsible for submitting expenses in a timely manner for reimbursement.

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