Looking for a job is a job itself, many people say, but there are tiny but crucial things you can do to start pulling your car ahead during the master program and afterwards. Keep reading:
- Develop your LinkedIn profile to its full potential and remain active on the site. Publishing all your achievements on LinkedIn is important, and it is a good way to show employers you are not afraid to put yourself out there. LinkedIn allows you to network with alumni from IE or current students (if you are alumnus). If you are wondering what working at company X is like, a great way to find out would be to look for IE alumni working in that company and get in touch with them. On the other hand, if you create a LinkedIn account and remain visible within IE networks, you are getting many IE alumni to see your profile.
- Attend the Career Immersion Week. Initially the CIW will consist of workshops by the Career Management Center. These workshops will help you become familiar with and excel at different stages of the application process. You will improve your ability to handle assessment centers, to answer tough interview questions, and to negotiate successfully once you are at the last stages of job hunting. On top of these workshops there will be many company presentations where companies will be able to give information to prospective applicants. Attending these company presentations will allow students to network and learn about the company culture. That is the best way to evaluate your fit with the companies of interest.
- Pay attention to emails from the Career Management Center and the Alumni Office! Emails from the people at the CMC have one sole purpose: to help you find the best possible job or internship when you graduate. They are working daily for you, and will periodically contact you and let you know about career opportunities and interesting events. The smartest things you can do is read those emails and take advantage of the work they have already done for you.