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  • 1. Insead AlumniCareer Tool Box
    Insead Alumni Association France
  • 2. Contents
    How to master your career
    "What?" and "Where to?" questions
    Reality heck and planning
    How to make smarter moves
    Networking & social networking
    Make yourself seen and heard
    What to expect from us…
    The School and the Alumni network
    The Alumni Association France
  • 3. 1. How to master your career
  • 4. How to master your career
    Self-assessment is key
    Reflection takes time, so plan in advance
    Get help! Loved ones, close friends, alumni, career professionals…
    Don't reinvent your wheel: retrieve earlier reflection & tools (MBTI, Career Leader, ...)
    Write! Write down plans and thoughts (carry a dedicated notebook)
  • 5. First, ask...(ask yourself, ask your close ones)
  • 6. "What?" questions
    What am I as a professional?
    What is key to my engagement in my professional life
    What I succeeded in
    What I am good at, what I know,(technical and soft skills), who I know
    What I love doing
    What I need to have to sustain my chosen life
  • 7. A startup?
    Self employment?
    An industry I'm passionate about?
    "Where to?" questions
    Dream first…(don't forget to dream)
  • 8. "Where to?" questions
    What do I want to actually be doing?
    Where do I (we as a family) want to live and work?
    In what kind of company culture do I want to work?
    What is my (our) preferred work/life balance?
    … That makes up for a direction
  • 9. … Then plan(Plan your reality check)
  • 10. Your personal plan
    Choose the role(s) you prefer
    Select your industrie(s) of interest
    List companies
    Check with professional cultures
    Mind the growth (industry, company)
  • 11. Your personal plan
    Define 4 options
    Your scenario of choice
    And plans B and C...
    ... And plan D, i.e. the way you don't like much, but certainly pays off.
  • 12. How deep is your change?
    Track record
    Motivation + network
    TransitionKey Success
  • 13. 2. How to make smarter moves: networking
  • 14. Networking essentials
  • 15. Networking is key
    Build and maintain a strong network – start with your classmates, former colleagues and friends
    Extending your network is important both for successful career progression and significant job transitions (alumni pool: 41,000+ )
    More than 70% new job leads come through networking contacts. More corporate recruiters are ‘quiet recruiting’
    In a new job, raising your visibility and knowledge through internal networking with the right people increases success in management decisions.
    In leadership roles, internal and external networking is essential. The skills for successful leadership hinge on influence and strategic decisions based on diverse sources of knowledge.
  • 16. Leadership Networking
    Networking skills critical
  • 17. Transition Networking
    Networking and Transition types
  • 18. Transition Networking
    Efficient Time Allocation
  • 19. Networking Do's
    Start when you don’t need anything
    Start with your closest friends and extend in small steps
    Be a resource, be informed: give and take – it's a two-way street
    Quality not quantity - Effective networking is focused
  • 20. Networking Targets
  • 21. Networking tools
  • 22. Networking Tools
    Prepare your elevator pitch
  • 23. Elevator pitch
    Focus on essence
    Your positioning statement should take no longer than 60 seconds to deliver
    Three (3) essential elements to give your contact a quick snapshot of:
    who you are
    what you can do – what makes you special
    and what you want.
    Practice and adapt
  • 24. Elevator pitch
  • 25. How to get in touch
    Use elevator pitch for introductory email: short & focused
    Subject line: attract interest – include ‘INSEAD’ if possible – otherwise your message may never be opened
    Content order:YOU (Why) - ME (positioning statement) – WE (information gathering)
    Keep the details for the call/meeting.
  • 26. How to use social events
    Use social events (and enjoy them)!
    • Choose themed events – common interest
    • 27. Prepare ideas to discuss
    • 28. Use-adapt elevator pitch when opportunity arises
    • 29. Introduce yourself to the organiser
    • 30. Ask for introductions
    • 31. Ask questions that show an interest in what others do
    • 32. Exchange cards, write notes on the back. Record.
    • 33. Strengthen weak ties – ask for referrals
  • How to use social events
    It should be a meaningful exchange of ideas with people ofsimilar interests
    Focus on gathering pertinentinformation.
    Start with a little knowledge and build - Listen more than talk about yourself
  • 34. 3. What to expect from Inseadand Alumni Association
  • 35. What to expect from the school… A network!
  • 36. Whom to network with
    The diversity of the alumni network: Inseadalumni work across 50 sectors
    Top 10 industries
  • 37. Whom to network with
    Total alumni population of 41,100
    The alumni community is growing by >1500 per year
  • 38. Whom to network with
    Finding alumni contacts on INSEAD Connect : The alumni platform
    + Password
    Email post–graduation: login details for INSEAD Connect
    To access alumni career services, you must be a member of the alumni association
    (EMBA 6 months free trial membership)
  • 39. How to Find Alumni
    Search for alumni contacts on INSEAD Connect (alumni platform)
  • 40. Global Clubs and Interest Groups
    • Breaking down the geographical boundaries
    • 41. Joining the different INSEAD communities
  • Alumni Career Services
  • 42. Career advisory platform
    ‘Self-service’ guidance
  • 43. Insead Career Link
    Job Postings from and for the alumni community
  • 44. What to expect from Insead Alumni Association France
  • 45. Come to the workshops!
    10+ events every month
    Know yourself (career-wise)
    Drive your career
    Communicate and sell yourself well
    Major Career topics covered by top consultants
    How to handle terminations and transitions
    Networking basics and more
    Orientation, re-orientation…
    In French or English
    This is an opportunity for networking!
    Contact: BéatriceVerhille, Tel. +33(0)1 42 12 09 01
    Career Workshops
  • 46. Career Talk
    Ask for advice
    A professional counsel at hand
    Every Monday morning
    45-min sessions
    In French or English
    Appointments: BéatriceVerhille,
    Tel. +33(0)1 42 12 09 01
  • 47. Job Search with Alumni
    Looking for a job? Wishing to help? Join "RSE" meetings (Recherchesolidaired'emploi)
    Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month
    10-12 participants
    Expose your projects, get feedback
    Expand your network
    Learn from peers and seasoned alumni
    Share your own experience and contacts
    Contact: BéatriceVerhille, Tel. +33(0)1 42 12 09 01
  • 48. Job postings
    See offers from top French schools
    Access with your alumni ID
    To and from biz and engineering schools
    Over 10,000 offers
    Upload your profile
    Get alerts
  • 49. Get known
    Insead alumni association's "Mini-CV"
    We send a set of Alumni resumes every month to major headhunters
    Send us your profile!
    Contact: SolennaLebeltel
  • 50. Join social events
    20+ clubs by industries
    Finance & Private Equity
    Retail & Luxury
    Business club
    Meetings in bars
    Contact: SolennaLebeltel
  • 51. Involve yourself
    You have a position to offer?
    Or improvement suggestions?
    Help is welcome!
  • 52. Thanks!
    Vincent Giolito
    Nicolas Bontron
    => BéatriceVerhille
    01 42 12 09 01