MBA Career Management Workshop


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A session that I gave to IESE MBA class of 2010 on how to get the best out of their 2 years at IESE - with special focus on how to prioritise job search between cases, BOTW, meetings, coffees, travels, sport...

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MBA Career Management Workshop

  1. 1. Career Management 25th September, 2009 Conor Neill Just like you, 7 years on…
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  14. 14. Conor’s Survey: IESE Class of 2004 Career Situations (1 of 2) <ul><li>How would you categorize yourself in terms of career intentions during IESE MBA? </li></ul><ul><li>How much time did you regularly dedicate to career planning during your IESE MBA? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you changed jobs since IESE? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you found your dream job? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the most effective thing you did during IESE MBA to help with your career planning / job search? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conor’s Survey: IESE Class of 2004 Career Situations (2 of 2) <ul><li>What was the primary method you used to get the first job after your time at IESE? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a &quot;mentor&quot; that you have been able to turn to for guidance during your career? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the current economic situation in your city? </li></ul><ul><li>You are talking to a group of new MBA students in the bar at IESE. They ask &quot;What was the best thing about your time in IESE?&quot;. What do you say? </li></ul>
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  21. 21. Career Mentors… <ul><li>colleagues from the MBA class - great people! </li></ul><ul><li>I rely on 2 mentors at any time: a former boss, a classmate, a close relative, a personal friend. </li></ul><ul><li>my wife - I'm screening my judgement through her </li></ul><ul><li>former bosses </li></ul><ul><li>Someone who trusts your ability and you trust theirs. </li></ul><ul><li>The person that hired me for the internship even though I didn't accept the offer to join the company after finishing the MBA </li></ul><ul><li>(NO) and that is an error </li></ul>
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  23. 23. Use your MBA to: <ul><li>“ A man too busy to take care of his health [career] is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.” </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish Proverb </li></ul>To evaluate yourself and your goals and to develop your skills and knowledge not only professionally, but more importantly in terms of your personal goals.
  24. 24. <ul><li>A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step </li></ul>