2009 Handout Career Workshop Conor Neill

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A survey of IESE MBA graduates 5 years after graduation.

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Conor Neill - Survey of Class of 2004 September 25th 2008

IESE Career Workshop 1

Was there Clarity of Purpose and Dedication of Disciplined Time?

Totally lost and

How would you categorize yourself in terms of career intentions during IESE MBA?

15+ hours per 7

How much time did you regularly dedicate to career planning during your IESE MBA?

0 20 40

Very clear career goals

Some idea of career plan

Totally lost and looking for direction

12

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7

0 5 10 15 20

None (or very little)

1-2 hours per month

3-5 hours per month

5-15 hours per month

15+ hours per month

6

16

11

14

7

2 changes

3+ changes

15

4

Have you changed jobs since IESE?

0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20

No

1 change

16

19

No - but I know what it is

No

11

4

Have you found your dream job?

0 5 10 15 20 25 30

Yes - and I have it now

Yes - but still needs a little work

12

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Using the Internet

Internship

Asking Friends and Family for job leads

Asking former professors / faculty / alumni associations, university career centres

Other, please specify

Doing a personalised job hunt

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3

5

9

10

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What was the primary method you used to get the first job after your time at IESE?

0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14

Taking a Civil Service Exam

Answering Adverts in Newspapers

Cold calling companies you were interested in.

Answering ads in specialized journals

Using Temp Agencies

Sitting in the bar hoping that I would be "discovered"

Going to Private Employment Agencies (Executive Search / Headhunters)

Mailing out CVs

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Career Mentors…

• colleagues from the MBA class -great people!

• I rely on 2 mentors at any time: a former boss, a classmate, a close relative, a personal friend.

• my wife I'm screening my

Do you have a "mentor" that you have been able to turn to for guidance during your career?

• my wife - I m screening my judgement through her

• former bosses• Someone who trusts your ability

and you trust theirs.• The person that hired me for the

internship even I din't accept the offer to join the company after finishing the MBA

• (NO) and that is an error0 10 20 30

Yes

No

27

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We are doing great

What is the "credit crunch"?

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0

How is the current economic situation in your city?

0 5 10 15 20

Worst in my lifetime

Bad, but I have seen similar before (dot …

Ok, we will get through it fairly easily

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1 wrote a business plan2 Career Forums3 ??? I don't think I was very effective at all ;‐)4 Have long dinners with friends and talk about life and the future5 I wanted to become an entrepeneur, so I went to all conferences about the topic and listened to all stories retalated.

6 To speak with ex alumni7 It seems simple but you need to know whether you want to do investment banking, consulting, you want to be an entrepeneur…

8 Getting to know someone at career services very well.9 Preparation and be focused on what you really want

10 networking ‐ in particular IESE Alumni were of great help11 networking, Identifying companies with the best fit12 NETWORKING. START LOOKING FOR JOB EARLY.13 Be humble, be realistic about my strengths and weaknesses, not be impressed nor affected by others goals...it was more a 

personal attitude and way of thinking rather than the use of specific tools provided by the B‐school14 Did an internship in different sectors to get a wider understanding of possible careers.15 having time to think about it16 Talk to piers and find out what their jobs were like17 Job interviews, starting own business18 Meet other students19 the help of IESE professors20 Learning about effective networking with M. Rosenberg21 What a question... I would say talking with coleagues.22 trained myself in interviewing skills23 Nothing I did in terms of career planning / job search during the MBA really helped my career24 Talk to professors25 Networking, finding a PROPER career advisor26 Lots of networking and just talking to people just to get advice or in pursuing a specific position (alumni, career services, 

professors, fellow classmates etc)27 Selling myself: experience, skills, attitude, education, not the MBA.28 Networking29 working closely with career services30 Speak with people in different industries31 Talk to the other students32 Chat with classmates33 taking courses on the related area. In this case, entrepreneur courses.34 Grow up (a bit)35 ENCONTRAR A UNA PERSONA EN CAREER SERVICES QUE ME ENSEÑASE A PREPARAR ENTREVISTAS Y C0NTROLAR LOS 

NERVIOS36 Stay in touch with your network and don't be afraid to ask for advice37 Understand what career path my own temperament and aptitudes fitted best with.38 Open my mind to crazy ideas, but keep my head on my neck39 Using the alumni database to find people working at the companies I wanted to join. Very risky, though, would recommend 

to use headhunters + database combined.talk to everyone I could and really think about it regularly the whole way through the MBA.Have one specific goal (in my case geographic location)

41 Stay in touch regularly with the companies I wanted to work for.42 practice in job interviews. talking to people from different backgrounds.43 Interview Prep work.44 talk to business men45 Ask advices to my pal Conor... Just kidding...

The best thing to get a clear idea of a job or a sector is to talk with real people, with flesh and blood, already engaged in the same career path. Usually that's a good way of discovering the grass is not always greener in the neighbour's garden.

46 Network with other colleagues from the objective company• Focus ‐ I knew what I wanted and where I wanted to be.• IESE alumni & general networking.

48 Talk to other people who came from different career backgroungs & understand what its really like in a specific sector and /or industry

49 start talking to alumnis in different industries to find out if there could be a career for me

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5. What was the most effective thing you did during IESE MBA to help with your career planning / job search?

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1 social life2 friendships made3 Combining intense learning, with fun and experiencing BarcelonaFinding life‐long friendships!!!MBA Olympics

5 Going out, having interesting conversations and doing sports everyday with the best group of people I've met in my life6 Chance to learn complementary knowledge to my university education and the chance to listen to inspiring people.7 The good atmosphere and close relationsihip with alumni and professors.

8You've two years to plan what you want to do in the next 10‐20 years. You're surrounded by +200 classmates and professors from you can learn a lot.

9 The friends I made10 My class‐mates and professors11 I would do it again if I could, but to name a single best thing would not be fair to all the good stuff in that time12 knowing myself better13 PEOPLE. COURSES.

14That at IESE they help you to get the best of yourself and your capabilities. It is ok to learn finance and bla, bla...but it is better to know what you can get from yourself in a lot of different situtations, and how to take advantage of your strengths

15 A time to reassess one's life and gain enough knowledge and courage to try a new career.16 the people I met17 The people you meet.18 Barcelona19 the way you grow personally in two years...20 Friends21 Meeting nice people with diverse professional experiences... Everything in a place like Barcelona22 Feeling daily improvement ... and playing Rugby23 Meeting people with different perspectives from many different backgrounds24 The people around were just amazing25 The people I met26 People, self‐knowledge and time management self improvement.27 Definitely the social aspect and the lasting friendships.28 Great weather, warm sea and great interaction with classmates instead of work.29 Career opportunities.30 Brain upgrade31 networking within the multi‐culture environment32 Personal & Profsesional quality of people around (professor and students)33 How much I have learned from faculty and from my fellow students34 New friends, family time, networking and time to review my career

35 the possibility of training my mind making it pretty skillful in analyzing cause/efect relations. The possibility of developing my soft skills.36 Friendship and (a bit of) maturity.37 FRIENDS38 Making long lasting friendships and meeting so many people with the same interest as yourself39 The friendships I made.40 the whole experience was sooo goood. and the best thing is the people that you meet and that you know in two years41 Friends (in my case my husband as well;)) + all the new concepts and techniques I learnt

There are 2:1) professional development (becoming someone useful for a company, not just a uni graduate)2) feeling surrounded by people like me (similar interests, many languages, various cultures)‐ i.e. not being asked if I feel more French or Irish!!

43 the people, the experience, the learning: the stuff you take with you all your life, and nobody can take away from you.44 meeting people from different backgrounds. getting an effective tool box45 The challenge to be on your own in a very stange place.46 the friends I met

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The people ! Living so intensively in such a small environment gets you to know quite well your classmates, your teachers, the bartenders... This is a very different experience from the one you can get, for example, on a US campus (which is more or less 200 times bigger...).

48 Academic content/learning, international exposure, great atmosphere. Work hard, play hard!!49 Lots of fun working/collaborating with outstanding classmates.50 Being surrounded by talent and a great environment i which to soak it up (both professors and colleagues)51 the people

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7. You are talking to a group of new MBA students in the bar at IESE. They ask "What was the best thing about your time in IESE?". What do you say?