At NUS Business School, learning takes place inside and outside of the classroom. A group of year one BBA marketing undergraduates went for a behind-the-scenes tour at Unilever. The students caught a glimpse of how classroom theories are being implemented in businesses. They also get to hear from their Bizad senior, Minh Nguyen, on his personal experiences from what’s it like working in such FMCG organisations.
A guest post from Jonathan Kwan, an external career consultant to NUS Business School & an expert career coach:
If you have finished your MBA or undergraduate degree and haven’t yet secured a job, there’s probably a good reason for that. You were focused on your studies and getting good grades. You were leading a club and wanted the handover to your juniors to be smooth. Or you were just having too good of a time and never wanted to leave…Right?
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. And the reality is that you may have simply been too picky during campus recruiting, didn’t know what you wanted, or weren’t as focused as your peers in the job search process. So, here are a few tips to get you going.
1. Know What You Want
There are many people you will meet along the way that genuinely would love to help you, but if you simply “just want a job, any job”, you’re not making it easy for them. Having a specific goal in mind, or even a few options, and being able to articulate why (i.e. your motivation), are extremely important steps in the job search process. Not only will friends, family and acquaintance be better equipped to point you in the right direction, when you do meet someone in your target field, you will be able to make a great first impression. Continue reading