What to Expect with Suited Applications

Suited is an A.I.-powered, assessment-driven recruiting network that enables companies to discover early-career candidates. Currently the platform is contracted with several finance companies, including Centerview Partners, PJT Partners, William Blair, and Lincoln International.

Understanding the platform and what each section screens for can help you connect with the right people.

The Process

Typically, when you apply to any of the companies that are partnered with Suited, you will receive an invitation to register for the software and begin filling out your Suited profile. The entire profile and assessment should take about an hour to complete.

If you are applying to several firms that require you to have a Suited profile, you only need to fill in the profile once. The additional companies you apply to will utilize the profile you have already created.

The Platform

Your Suited profile is broken out in five different categories. All categories require you to provide written responses. There are no video recordings or documents to upload.

  1. Personality.Here you are asked questions that align with “Are you competitive or cooperative?”, “Do you strive towards perfectionism, or can you go with the flow?” There are no right answers, but the software asks you to quantify these responses.
  2. Values. Given how much culture plays a role in hiring, you will be asked questions that pertain to your values.
  3. Stress Response. This section really wants to get out what stress response style you have, and which firms will have the right colleagues to compliment it.
  4. Essential Competencies. This section is designed to determine how you most naturally solve problems, interpret data, and what details you pay the most attention to.
  5. Academics and Extracurriculars. This is akin to the resume portion of the application, and most of these questions will look identical to questions that were on the company’s application.

Best Practices and Advice

One of the tough parts about filling out an assessment like Suited is that there is really no true way to prepare for it. The main purpose of this assessment is to place candidates at companies that make sense for both parties. Therefore, trying to game the system or prepare for the assessment will not be that helpful.

Instead, the greatest advice we can provide you is to take your time and respond thoughtfully. As long as you give the assessment the time it deserves and think about your answers before submitting it, you will be in a great place.