The Year of the Snake is ideal for goal setting and strategic planning—an opportune moment to hone your skills and create a career plan. MBA and master’s graduates can increase their chances of landing a job with Asia-Pacific companies with thoughtful decision-making, careful planning, and some tactical maneuvers. At a session hosted by the MBA Career Services Council during the recent NAAMBA Global Career Forum in Hong Kong, employers and career services professionals shared similar advice for graduate business school students—particularly those from outside the region—about successfully navigating the Asia-Pacific job market. (BTW: These tactics apply to candidates looking to land a job anywhere in the world.) (more…)
Experience + graduate business education will put you in the driver’s seat of your career. One sure way to give your job prospects a boost is to do an internship. Whether you are starting a new career or steering your career in a new direction, an internship offers an opportunity to broaden your real-world work experience, explore a different industry, try on a new job role, enhance your business skills and knowledge, and focus your career goals. (more…)
There are as many MBA career transitions as there are MBAs. Two people at the same business school, from the same industry, graduating in the same year can go on to do very different things, with their MBA helping them in different ways. Whether you’re looking to set up a business, switch to a sector that really excites you, find opportunities in those much-talked-about emerging markets or return to your previous firm with new responsibilities, pursuing an MBA can be the defining turn in your professional life. (more…)
Business school graduates on the job hunt in 2013 will face a more optimistic hiring landscape than they did in 2012—3 in 4 employers recently surveyed have plans to hire MBAs in 2013, up from 69% who hired MBA candidates this year. Employer demand for new hires with master’s degrees in accounting, management, finance, and other business fields is also expected to grow.