- Identify the gaps
- Get the right network
- Build up soft skills
- Be focused and prepared
Class of 2012
Pre-MBA: Project Manager, IBM
Post-MBA: Associate, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Having a back-up plan and classmates interested in the same field to support each other helped him maintain a positive mindset and confidence, which is important since recruiters will not be impressed by desperate job applicants.
"You need to have an objective, put in a lot of effort, get to know what the job requires and think about how to convince employers you are the better candidate. You also need to demonstrate your motivation, commitment and interest in that job. Employers don't want to hire people who are just motivated by money," he says.