PERSPECTIVES AND EXAMPLES FROM A NEW JOINER
I am of Indian origin and recently joined DHL Consulting to start my career as a Consultant after completing my MBA at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and INSEAD. Needless to say, during the MBA my cohort was approached by several companies for recruitment. Typically, these companies would conduct a 30-60 min “get-to-know” presentation about themselves before kicking-off the actual recruiting activities such as applications and interviews.
International, diverse, friendly, collaborative, high exposure… are terms that almost every company threw around during their presentations to describe their culture. Let’s be real, these terms more often than not are just a honey-trap and do not reflect the truth about a company’s culture.
At DHL Consulting’s presentation, I heard these terms again and because of my interest in logistics sought to decode them by doing my own due diligence through research and asking the right questions to the employees and interviewers. Eventually, I felt that DHL Consulting and I would be the right fit for each other. Now, having joined I have been able to validate this feeling and am glad that I made the right choice for my career in consulting.