I’m in the midst of applying for the accenture bootcamp - for those who don’t know about it you can read about it here (https://microsite.accenture.com/UK_graduate_joiners/bootcamp/Pages/bootcamp.aspx)
I’ve never actually applied for a proper company before! I’ve spent all my time previously working for charities and NGOs. When I scour through my CV, this looks like a massive disadvantage. So, here I am, on wikijob, creating a thread which will hopefully throw up tips and tricks for a first time applier and help me learn the style and the things I should highlight when applying.
So, the first question is:
“Please explain why you would like a place on Accenture’s boot-camp” They want 3000 characters for this - or at least that’s the maximum (about 500 words.)
I’ve started with a joke about Dick Cheney. Is that even appropriate!?
“Well as Dick Cheney said, there are known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns. The bootcamp seems to fall into the latter two categories and as challenges go, it’s the ones which you don’t expect about that are most rewarding to overcome.”
and so on, I talk about learning, about liking to be challenged. This is all true by the way…
The rest of the questions seem to be kind of standard - about why I want to work there, what to expect, what kind of ways they use technology etc.
This has become a bit of a ramble. I really would like any tips you’ve got to throw out about how one fills in these things.