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How to get a job referral at Accenture India? + List of referrers
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Apr 26, 2024

How to get a job referral at Accenture India? + List of referrers

Still searching for a Accenture job? We have got you covered, learn how to get a job at Accenture through the referral process (along with examples). We have also attached a list of existing Accenture employees who are willing to give referrals.

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Accenture stands as a powerhouse in the realm of professional services, boasting a multinational presence and specializing in cutting-edge information technology (IT) services and consulting. Headquartered in Dublin, Accenture's global footprint is evident in its status as a Fortune Global 500 company. Notably, Accenture's clientele includes an impressive roster of 91 Fortune Global 100 companies and over three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500. With a workforce that surpasses all others in the consulting arena, Accenture holds the esteemed title of the largest consulting firm in the world.

Securing an Software Engineer role at Accenture is highly sought after for Indian tech professionals. However, gaining entry into this position can be challenging. While the conventional approach involves applying directly through the Accenture jobs portal, a more accessible and effective route is to obtain a referral from an existing employee.

In this article, we'll explore how you can leverage a referral to enhance your chances of landing a rewarding career opportunity within this tech powerhouse.

How to get a job at Accenture?

Coming to the main question first, how to get into Accenture. There are several ways of doing that. First go over to Accenture careers page and scour through it and find the job you're looking for. You can check active jobs on their LinkedIn page as well. Apply to the job and wait for your resume to get shortlisted out of hundreds of resumes. 

But if you’re looking for a more effective and an expeditious way to land a job at Accenture, you should consider following the referral process. This method entails asking current employees who can advocate for you within the company for a specific job role. The referral process is advantageous for three primary reasons: firstly, existing employees already possess credibility, so anyone they vouch for is likely to be viewed favorably. Secondly, if their referral doesn't meet expectations or leaves the company shortly after joining, it could affect their reputation within the company. Some companies have employee referral programs and employees get monetary incentives if their referral joins the company. Therefore, they have a vested interest in recommending candidates who are qualified and likely to succeed.

How to Get a Job Referral

Let’s talk about the process of how to get a referral at Accenture. Here’s a step by step guide for it.

Finding a Potential Referrer

  • Open LinkedIn and dive deep into research mode. Read and research about the company, its culture, and its employees. 
  • Try to find if anyone in your friend circle/ acquaintances/ college alumni are currently working at Accenture and reach out to them. 
  • You can install our chrome extension to cut through the manual process and see which of your 1st degree LinkedIn connections are connected to Accenture. You can even ask them to provide a referral through a 1 click easy process.
  • Don’t sweat, if the above step doesn't work. You can check out job referral sites which have a curated list of people who have agreed to give referrals in their companies. We have made a list of Accenture employees who have agreed to give referrals. You can check out a few of them below (install our extension to check the rest).
  1. Amaresh Tripathy- Currently working as Associate Manager at Accenture | Previously worked in Infosys, Fico, Cybage, TCS | College: Biju Patnaik University Of Technology, Rourkela (2011)
  2. Gireejatmaj Hiremath- Currently working as Product Manager at Accenture | Previously worked in Shree Cement | College: Indian Institute Of Management  Kashipur (2020)
  3. Jayshree Venkatesvaran- Currently working as AI Engineering Associate Manager at Accenture | Previously worked in Cimpress India, Just Dial Limited | College: International Institute Of Information Technology Bangalore, CMR Institute Of Technology
  4. Mohit Kamal- Currently working as Application Development Analyst at Accenture | Previously worked in Cognizant, Vincalabs Infotech Private Limited, Verzeo, Hal, Bsnl | College: Mit Academy Of Engineering Alandi Pune
  5. Neha M.- Currently working as Senior Test Architect at Accenture | Previously worked in NTT Data, Sopra Steria, Dell | College: Amity University, Gurgaon
  6. Nishant Sharma- Currently working as Manager - AI Hub at Accenture | College: Indian Institute Of Technology Roorkee
  7. Priyal Thakur- Currently working as User Experience Designer (Business & Integration Arch Analyst) at Accenture | Previously worked in Bosch, Deedee Labs Private Limited | College: MIT Institute Of Design, Pune (2020)
  8. Rajat Kumar Ghosh- Currently working as Devops Engineer at Accenture | Previously worked in TCG Digital, Codelogicx Technologies, Senrysa Technologies, Geotech Infoservices | College: West Bengal University Of Technology, Kolkata (2018)
  9. Richard Gladwin- Currently working as Application Developer Senior Analyst at Accenture | Previously worked in Autonom8 Inc., Innoppl Inc., Mobello, Wekancode | College: PSNA CET Dindugal
  10. Satyam G.- Currently working as Application Development Analyst at Accenture | Previously worked in Global Plasto Industries, Mittal Appliances Limited, Hindustan Equipments Pvt. Ltd. | College: Symbiosis University Of Applied Sciences
  11. Sheikh Vazid- Currently working as GCP Data Engineer at Accenture | Previously worked in Deloitte, Tensult, Securonix | College: School Of Engineering And Technology, Jain University, Bangalore (2018)
  12. Shubham Gohel- Currently working as Senior Analyst-Machine Learning at Accenture | Previously worked in TCS | College: KK Wagh Institute Of Engineering Education & Research, Nashik (2018)
  13. Shubham Sharma- Currently working as Data Science Consultant at Accenture | Previously worked in TCS, Teg Analytics, Karvy Analytics Limited, Bridgei2I | College: Praxis Business School, Kolkata (2015)
  14. Sweta Mishra- Currently working as Oracle Database Administrator at Accenture | Previously worked in Wipro | College: Silicon Institute Of Technology, Bhubaneswar
  15. Vegoti Divya Satya Teja Sree- Currently working as Application Development Analyst at Accenture | College: A University, Thanjavur

  • Try to find people with whom you share a common interest with such as your ex- colleagues, college/ school mates, people from your hometown or people with mutual connections. If you don’t find anyone like that, try to find a mutual interest which you can talk about eg, interest in startups, finance or even anime.

You can also search potential referrers directly through LinkedIn

  • Search for Accenture employees in the search bar and then filter them using connection, location and college filter. You can also navigate to the "People" tab on Accenture’s LinkedIn page and search through the employees.
  • Remember to try to find people with maximum mutual interest and working in the same or similar role you want to apply for.

Crafting Your Request

  • Now that you've identified your potential referrers, it's time to prepare your approach. Remember, personalization is key here.
  • Start by researching the referrer's background and interests. 
  • Craft a LinkedIn message or email. 
  • Start with a brief greeting followed with an opening line using the shared interest (same college/ school, mutual connection/interest). 
  • Introducing yourself and explaining why you're reaching out. Be clear and concise about your intention, attach your resume and any relevant work sample.
  • Highlight how your skills and experience align with the job requirements and the company's goals and make it clear why you're a perfect fit for the role. Emphasize on how it would benefit both the organization and yourself. 
  • Don't forget to express your gratitude for their time and consideration.
  • Be patient about it and wait for at least a couple of days before sending a following up.
  • Be polite in case they refuse or don’t reply. Thank them for their time and make sure that you don’t burn the bridges. If they refuse, try to get their feedback and work on it.

You can check out sample examples of personalized referral requests below in this article.

Bonus Tip: Making it Easy for your Referrer

To make it easy for your referrer, consider providing a prefilled message that they can simply copy and send to the hiring manager. We have attached the template below.

Sharing the template below:

Hi [Hiring Manager],

I hope this email finds you well.

I'm writing to recommend [name] for the [role]. [name] and I worked at [company] together/ attended the same college and collaborated on various projects during our time there. He's demonstrated himself as a hard worker and a dedicated team player.

Sharing his contact details below:

Email: xyz@gmail.com

Phone: +91 xxxxxxxxxx

Resume:

Best regards,

[referrar]

Samples for asking for Job Referral:

Email sample for job referral: Reaching out to a college senior

Hi Anuj,

Hope you’re doing well.

I don't know if you remember me or not but I worked as a volunteer in your team in our annual college cultural fest. We worked directly in the stage play event when the judge canceled at the last minute and led to the whole event getting delayed, quite a fiasco it was.

I'm actually reaching out to you because I needed a small favor. I recently saw that a Software Engineer position has opened up at Accenture and I'm interested in applying for it. Would it be possible for you to refer me for the same? I have 1.5 years of experience as a Fullstack Engineer at Weekday (a YC backed startup) and I believe my skills and experience align well with the requirements of the Software Engineer role at Accenture.

I've attached my resume for your reference. If you're able to provide a referral or offer any advice on the application process, I would be incredibly grateful.

Thank you for considering my request. I truly appreciate your time and assistance.

I know that you’ll be submitting a referral in your internal portal but in case you’re going to mail the hiring manager you can use something like this.

Hi [Hiring Manager],

I hope this email finds you well.

I'm writing to recommend Amit Singh for the Software Engineer role. Amit and I attended the same college and collaborated on various projects during our time there. He's demonstrated himself as a hard worker and a dedicated team player.

Sharing his contact details below:

Email: xyz@gmail.com

Phone: +91 xxxxxxxxxx

Resume:

Best regards,

Anuj

Warm Regards

Amit

Phone: +91 xxxxxxxxxx

Sample of how to ask for referral on LinkedIn: Reaching out to a person with mutual connection

Dear Anuj,

Hope you’re doing well.

I got your reference from Akhil. I believe you guys went to college together. He is an ex colleague of mine, we worked briefly together at Weekday before parting ways.

I'm actually reaching out to you because I needed a small favor. I am actively looking for a new job and saw that a Software Engineer position has opened up at Accenture. I wanted to see if it would be possible for you to refer me for it? I have 4 years of experience in a similar role at a YC backed startup. I believe I possess the technical skills and relevant experience required for this role.

Attaching my resume for your reference. If you're able to provide a referral or offer any advice on the application process, I would be incredibly grateful.

Thank you for considering my request. I truly appreciate your time and assistance.

Warm Regards

Amit

Phone: +91 xxxxxxxxxx

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