The Interview Process

Transparency is a hallmark of the Forrester experience. Here’s the inside scoop on what you can expect when you interview with us.

Recruiter Phone Interview

If you’re selected to move forward after submitting a job application, your first step is a virtual conversation with a Forrester recruiter. This conversation is meant to be a two-way street. In addition to learning more about your work experience, skills, and interests, our goal is to make sure you walk away with a deeper understanding of Forrester and the role.

Recruiter Tip:

“Your recruiter is an expert on what makes the Forrester experience stand out. Interview us just as much as we’re interviewing you!”

Hiring Manager Phone Interview

This virtual conversation is for you to learn more about the role and for the hiring manager to assess your skills, traits, and competencies.

Recruiter Tip:

“Use this conversation to gain clarity on the role and expectations. The hiring manager can answer your detailed questions about the work and what it’s like to be a part of the team.”

Team Interviews

This is your opportunity to hear directly from the people doing the work. You can expect to meet with a few team members in person or over video for 30 minutes each.

Recruiter Tip:

“Our interview teams use behavioral-based interviewing to learn more about your skills, traits, and competencies. You’ll receive questions that encourage you to provide specific examples of your experience. They will begin with phrases such as ‘Tell me about a time when … ’ or ‘Give me an example of when … ’”

Skills Demonstration

This step is designed to showcase your expertise and put your skills into action. A skills demonstration (like a presentation or assessment) is not required for every role but is common in research, sales, consulting, and customer success.

Recruiter Tip:

“We’ll confirm the topic and audience and share access to resources if applicable. Use us as a sounding board as you prepare.”


Once we’ve made a decision, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

Your recruiter is rooting for you. If you don’t get the job, we’ll share specific feedback about why.

New Hire Onboarding

Congratulations and welcome! After you accept the offer, your recruiter and the employee experience team will share detailed next steps to make sure you’re prepared for week one.

We’re always searching for people who can bring a fresh point of view to the team and make us better. The Forrester interview process is designed to showcase your strengths and capabilities through a combination of steps.

At Forrester, we welcome people from all backgrounds and perspectives. Our aim is for all candidates to be able to fully participate in Forrester’s recruitment process. If you would like to discuss a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to  


What’s Forrester’s interview process, and how do I get started?

Forrester’s interview process is made up of a combination of steps designed to showcase your strengths and capabilities. Get started by applying to a role that fits your skills and experience.

I don’t have an email address. Can I create an account using my phone number?

You need an email address to create an online profile and receive updates on new openings. By sharing your email address, the system will identify whether you’re a new applicant or a returning applicant with an existing profile. From there, it will direct you to the next step in your application.

I forgot my password. How do I recover it?

If you forgot your password, you can easily reset it. Just click Log back in! at the top-right corner of any page on the job openings site. You’ll be directed to the login page, where you’ll see a link for Forgot your password?. Click that link, enter your email address, and then check your email for directions to reset your password.

I forgot my username. How do I recover it?

Your online profile can only be associated with one email address. If you’re unsure which email address you used to establish your profile, try entering multiple addresses on the site to see if any are attached to an existing account. Please do not create additional profiles for yourself with different email addresses.

Do I have to upload my resume using a cloud service?

You can submit your information in a few different ways. Options include:

  • Uploading your resume (through your computer or through a cloud storage site like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive), which allows the career site to parse your resume and fill in appropriate fields.
  • Manually entering your information into an online form.

Can I upload a resume and use my LinkedIn profile?


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