Kaiser’s Recruiting Team answers several frequently asked questions below:

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What do you look for in candidates, and what makes an application “stand out”?

First and foremost, we look for demonstrated mastery of the core consulting competencies – research, synthesis & analysis, presentation skills, and for some roles, business development. We recommend highlighting these areas in your application.

In addition, we review the question “Why are you interested in working for Kaiser Associates?” presented on every application. Applications that stand out make use of this space to share why they’re interested in working for Kaiser Associates, how their experience relates to the role they’re applying for, and anything else relevant to their candidacy that they’d like our team to know.

I’m not sure what level I should apply for / where my experience fits best. What should I do?

Without a full review of your qualifications, our team will be unable to appropriately answer this question. Please review the content on the Opportunity page to learn more about each role, and apply to any openings you feel are a match for your experience and interest based on the job description. Our team will review your qualifications, and will reach out if we have questions or are interested in pursuing next steps.

Can I submit my resume via email for general consideration?

All applications must be submitted via Kaiser’s website to a specific opening for consideration. If we don’t currently have an opportunity posted that best suits your experience, continue to check back – Kaiser is growing and continues to add opportunities at all levels.

I’m not sure if my application was submitted correctly. How can I check?

You will not receive an email confirming receipt of your application; however, you should have received a confirmation message on the last page of your application stating that your application was received. If you are receiving an error message, please contact our Recruiting Team.

When should I expect to hear back about my application?

Each position has a unique timeline, but we typically respond to applications within 2-4 weeks. If you haven’t heard from us after that time, use the “contact us” link below to connect with our Recruiting Team for an update.

I wasn’t selected for a position. Can I get feedback on my application?

Our Recruiting Team is unfortunately unable to provide individualized feedback on applications at this time. If you’re interested in reapplying, we recommend reviewing the content on our Careers website to ensure you’re presenting your most relevant skills and appropriately showcasing your interest in Kaiser.

Recruiting Process & Timeline

When do you recruit?

We recruit year-round for a variety of positions; please check our website for current openings.

Campus recruiting occurs in the late summer/early fall for full-time positions; internship recruiting occurs in late fall/early winter.

What does the interview process look like at Kaiser?

Interview structures will vary by role, but Kaiser typically employs both behavioral and case interviews to assess candidates. Every position starts off with a phone interview, and is typically followed by an in-person interview.

How long does the interview process take?

Candidates can expect the entire recruiting process to take one-to-two months from start to finish.

When do you hire interns? Can I work for Kaiser during the semester?

We typically begin recruiting for summer interns in the late fall at both the undergraduate/Master’s and MBA levels. Review the internship program information provided on our Opportunity page for more information.

We do occasionally provide informal work opportunities for students during the semester; please email our Recruiting Team for information about current opportunities. Alternatively, current students with advanced language skills can submit their information to our contractor database for consideration for international research assignments.

International Opportunities

Do you offer sponsorship for international candidates?

You must be legally authorized to work in the country you are applying to work in. Kaiser offers sponsorship to a limited number of international candidates each year in our DC office for experienced roles, but unfortunately cannot offer sponsorship for our Associate Consultant opportunity at this time.

Where can I learn more about opportunities in Kaiser’s London or Kuala Lumpur offices?

All opportunities available in the US, UK, and Kuala Lumpur offices are posted on Kaiser’s website.

Recruiting Process & Timeline

Who can I speak with to learn more about Kaiser’s culture and opportunities?

Due to the high volume of applications we receive for our opportunities, our Recruiting Team regretfully cannot schedule informational interviews for candidates. We recommend reviewing our website and social media platforms for additional information about what it’s like to work at Kaiser. If you have a specific question about an opportunity or an aspect of working at Kaiser, please email our Recruiting Team, or feel free to reach out to any of our consultants through LinkedIn.

I have a question that isn’t answered on your website. Who can I contact?

Reach our Recruiting Team directly via the recruiting@kaiserassociates.com.