Don’t search for a job, get found! This is what Pablo Torres Moreno (LinkedIn profile) might tell you if you asked him for some career advice.
Since his graduation from the IE Executive MBA, Pablo has worked as a Hotel Consultant. He was called up by a headhunter and was made “an offer he could not resist”, a job in which he would be partnering with some of the best hotel companies in 10 countries around the world. Before his MBA he had gained experience in the hospitality industry in various positions.
How do you get found? Firstly, optimize your online profiles on social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Xing. Then, go for websites like Experteer and Blue Steps. And finally, contact professional headhunters and upload your CV in the most credible sites. In short: raise your odds!
In a next step, you might want to try and reach out to people. Use your “good” LinkedIn contacts to get introduced to new ones and let people know what you are looking for. Lastly, also take advantage of the IE country offices. Just ask them to help you; that way they can have you on the spot in case an opportunity arises.
Pablo also believes the IE Alumni network is not being sufficiently leveraged for career management yet. Even IE groups within LinkedIn provide a simple, good way of getting in touch with others and exchanging on opportunities (this blog post, by the way, is the best example that he is right!). When asked what kind of support he himself can offer to current IE students, he says: “advice, counseling, anything really…” and with a smile he adds “except for money”.