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Thoughts on asking about DEI in the firm and/or practice during an interview? Wondering about the make up of the team since I'm interviewing for a niche practice.

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I asked when I interviewed with Accenture and EY. If it's important to you, definitely ask

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This is a very valid topic to touch on in an interview.

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I have always been told not to ask this question. I have always asked this question, specifically when meeting with leaders and hiring managers. I have never received good answers. Though, everyone I’ve asked has said it’s super important. I think it’s safer to phrase the question around what strategies the leaders use to build a team. This could be about which channels they use to recruit, who helps make hiring decisions, how they balance the team in terms of skills, or how success is defined and evaluated. It feels less direct, but you get the information you’re looking for.

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Happy to be useful! 😊 You can also always check the company’s leadership and board. It’ll tell you what they think of diversity very quickly.

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