ITK #5 - Career Changers You may be part of an organisation where you are already on your way to building a successful career, or you may be looking to progress your career in a new organisation. In episode #5, we discuss career changes, and whether you are internal-career or external-career focused, we encourage you to take this opportunity to reflect on your career trajectory. Our guests today
When a consultant from an Executive Search firm called to sound out my interest for a position they were working on, I didn't know it would turn out to be my next career move. I wasn't actively looking, as I was well protected by the company-sponsored INSEAD programme and generous employment terms. I did know that my learning curve was flattening out, which is not something I particularly enjoy.
What are bosses looking for when hiring? What are the qualities that might help a person succeed in his or her career? A quick chat with our C-suite MBA alumni sheds some light.
Do you enjoy working with people and solving problems in a professional environment? If so, a career in business might appeal to you, and you might be surprised about how rewarding and flexible this career path can be. But what exactly do we mean by ‘business’? To begin with, every company needs professionals to operate efficiently in areas such as finance, sales, marketing, human resources and more, and broadly speaking, pursuing any of these fields is considered as working in business.
Up until now, the sequence of steps you took in your life may have seemed fairly obvious. You finished high school, and chose your undergraduate subject based on your interests. Or perhaps, you didn’t really have strong interests or opinions, and were happy to take advice and direction from your parents or school counsellors.
INSEAD’s Master in Management (MIM) is the ideal launchpad for a global career. The academic content of the programme equips students with skills that are in demand by the world’s top employers, while hands-on projects ensure graduates have practical knowledge and experience they can immediately apply in their jobs upon graduation.
“Will INSEAD’s MBA really help me in my career?” “What are my options after an MBA?”
A career in consulting offers our MBA students global exposure and the platform to apply their skill sets across a variety of topics – from market growth and strategy to operational excellence and capital productivity.
At INSEAD, our Career Development team goes beyond fostering relationships with employers. By creating thought partnerships, the team provides and shares valuable knowledge and insights to help employers recruit the right candidate from our pool of MBA talent. Thanks to the intensity of a 10-month MBA programme and a diverse student body, employers often find that INSEAD students are better equipped to perform on the job.
Working closely with our MBA students and recruiters, the Employer Engagement Team at INSEAD brings in the views of what industries need, and helps our MBA students develop a value proposition that makes them attractive to employers. With INSEAD’s three campuses in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, recruiters benefit by having a footprint in each of these geographies when hiring talents for global recruitments.