Most Executive MBA (EMBA) participants are looking for some kind of career change, either during the programme or after graduation. However, individual professional development needs and goals tend to differ widely amongst participants, and the INSEAD Career Development Centre for Working Professionals (CDWP) is in place to support you in the process of self-assessment and discovery, as well as execution of your individual career plan.
Executive MBA (EMBA) participants have diverse needs for career support, whether they are already on their way to building a successful career in their current organisation, or looking to progress in a new organisation or a new field.
When attending a coffee chat with a potential employer, you will need to demonstrate your interest in the firm, as well as your interest and knowledge of the industry. During the conversation, you want to give the impression that you researched the company and have a real interest in it.
A "coffee chat" is the name given to an informal conversation you have with an employee of a company you are interested in. Those conversations are not formally a part of the recruiting process. Coffee chats allow a potential applicant to ask questions about the firm, show their interest to one of the employees and build a network with the company.
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.