Case | HBS Case Collection | October 1988 (Revised July 2000)

Matt Compton's Job Search

by Shoshana Zuboff and Dave DeLong


Matt Compton wrestles with the problems of a post-MBA job search and finds himself captivated by the aggressive recruiting tactics of the large management consulting firms. The case raises issues of how a passive job search that relies on options presented by recruiters can be seductive and less troublesome than a proactive approach. But, in the long run, it may not be in the student's best interests.

Keywords: Recruitment; Job Search; Problems and Challenges;


Zuboff, Shoshana, and Dave DeLong. "Matt Compton's Job Search." Harvard Business School Case 489-057, October 1988. (Revised July 2000.)