Happy New Year everyone! I, for one, am thankful 2011 is behind me and looking forward to a much less hectic 2012 (in 2011, I moved to a new city, had a new baby, lived in three different dwellings and got a new job).
Speaking of the new job – it continues to amaze and challenge me. I am so excited I made the transition. I’ve held my first official community of practice call (where recruiters focused on diversity recruitment around the world gather), drafted my first diversity postcard, and prepared materials for an upcoming Accenture Diversity Council meeting. I’ve also been working on developing a new training class to be delivered to our recruiters globally, creating a business proposal for a technology-based candidate education course…but what I’m most looking forward to is International Women’s Day
! Just a scant two months away, this is a very exciting, informational and unique event that Accenture hosts annually. I am charged with determining how to leverage our research and events for our candidate population globally.
I have also learned quite a bit in my first two months and would be remiss if I didn’t pass along at least one piece of advice this time: as a candidate, openly talk with your recruiter and interviewers about what programs are out there to support work life balance – whatever that may be for you. Our website provides a good overview of our culture and programs
, but nothing beats understanding the programs you get like hearing directly from an employee. Every Accenture employee has a unique story to share about their career and the resources they’ve used while at Accenture.