Recruiting Process

Tips for Success

Keep these points in mind as you prepare for your interviews:

  • Research the job and the firm
  • Be transparent about why you’re interested in the role
  • Be confident in telling your story
  • Practice your elevator pitch
  • Study for the interview
    • Understand, at a minimum, discounted cash flow, valuation methods, and the three financial statements
    • Read general business publications and trade publications
    • Prepare a list of questions for the interviewers
  • Proofread your resume and cover letter
  • Dress appropriately; recommended attire is business professional
  • Be on time


Does William Blair hire foreign nationals and sponsor work visas?

Requirements vary by business and role, therefore, reference the eligibility criteria within the job description to determine if we will hire foreign nationals and provide visa sponsorship.

When will I hear back regarding the status of my application?

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis during the open application period. If you attend a school we visit on-campus, reference your school’s career site for an application deadline, otherwise expect to hear from us in the months following your submission.

What if William Blair doesn’t recruit directly on my campus?

We consider candidates from all universities as long as you meet the minimum requirements.

Can I apply for multiple positions or locations?

Yes, our application system allows you to indicate which positions and office locations are of interest