Applying to CRA

Applying to CRA

My CRA Application Process

Looking for a job as a college senior is a daunting task. Scrolling through job boards, editing resumes and cover letters, having endless networking sessions—reflecting back, it seems like I spent most of my free time during the first few months of my senior year applying to open positions. Since I’ve been through this process, I want to share my recruiting journey to give others a glimpse into how I ended up at CRA.  Read more >

How to approach interviewing at CRA

It’s strange how one connection or one conversation could be the only reason you have ever heard of economic consulting, even as you’re on the job hunt. The data-driven nature of our work typically isn’t sexy enough to be featured in news headlines, so one’s first exposure to the industry often comes unexpected. Read more >

Insight into CRA’s analyst application process

Ah, interviewing—the great black box. Throw in the application steps that precede it, and the whole process can quickly become a morass that is often confusing, sometimes overwhelming, and rarely clear. Fortunately for me, and you too if you happen to be reading this, the CRA application process was none of the above. This clarity was one of the things that made CRA standout from the crowd, and in repayment of my good fortune, I will try to pass on that clarity to future applicants with a little light on the whole thing. Read more >

Four keys to successful hiring at professional services firms

A professional services firm (think lawyers, accountants, consultants) is unique in that its core asset is its “human capital”—that is, the people who work there. In our modern economy, all firms must prioritize talent; however, manufacturing and product firms must also manage equipment, inventory, quality control, efficiency, and production processes.  A professional services firm’s primary lever to drive success and sustainability is its ability to attract, develop, and retain excellent talent.  Read more >