Your strengths

Your strengths as an individual, along with your experiences of life, tell us a lot about you and the impact you could make in our global business. We value your individual strengths because they help us to predict your future potential. For you, knowing your strengths and working to them is fundamental to your success.

What exactly is a strength?

Professor Alex Linley, who helped design our selection methodology, describes a strength as ‘a pre-existing capacity for a particular way of behaving, thinking, or feeling that is authentic and energising to the user, and enables optimal functioning, development and performance’.

Put more simply, a strength is what you’re naturally good at. By using your strengths to find the role that’s right for you, perform at your best in it and, most importantly, enjoy it, you can make your impact in the way that’s most natural and comfortable for you within EY’s entrepreneurial, inclusive and flexible culture.

Strength in diversity

Our aim is to recruit candidates with many different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, and we believe that screening on academics alone means missing out on a large pool of high potential candidates who could make our business stronger. This is why we’ve redesigned our selection methodology, replacing academic screening with strengths.

In line with our purpose of building a better working world, this move towards strengths makes the playing field more even for candidates, increases opportunities for social mobility, and gives EY a strongly diverse talent pool that can service our diverse global client base even more effectively.

Find out more about how we select on strengths here.