Activities organized on campus 2011-2012 for all GGSB students
Steps to get the job you want!
Personal Development Weeks for international students 15th to 17th November
20th to 22nd March
Presentation Careers Office & CDPM services Understanding the European Job Market Careers Office workshops
Careers in Management Consulting
Preparing for Assessment Centers
Getting the job you want
Finance & Banking Interview Questions
CV & cover letter workshops
Individual Finance Interviews
Careers in Marketing
Flash CV (CV surgery), Mock Interviews
Other conferences & workshops
Careers in Investment Banking All programs Careers in Finance All programs Careers Information & Radical Career change MBA Individual Counseling for Finance students Finance & Banking Interview Questions Finance Interview Practice Case Study Interview Workshop Career Design and Job Hunting
MBA & MSc Finance MSc Finance MSc Finance MSc Management Consulting MBA Personal Development Week
Interviewing Techniques Mock Interviews
MBA Personal Development Week MBA Personal Development Week
On campus events Humanitarian Development and CSR
17th November th
Speed Recruitment in Paris
22nd November, 2nd April and 5th June
Flash CV (CV surgery)
Regular dates throughout the year
These schedules are subject to modifications. Regularly check the CDPM and Graduate Network websites for dates, times and registration details.
Applications & Interviews
The road to success leads through these
four steps: none should be neglected!
2. Information gathering
3. Applications & Interviews
4. Approaching companies
Think your profile over with the CDPM in order to define your professional focus
Identify and investigate potential jobs and industries
Package and deliver your skills efficiently to be convincing and build trust
Market your education, experience and unique skill set
When ? As from day one and throughout the first semester.
When ? As from first semester as soon as your selfassessment has been completed.
When ? As soon as professional goal is clear and research has been completed.
Why ? Identify strengths and weaknesses, analyze previous experiences, be sure of your choices, this will help you make the right fit and be convincing during interviews.
Why ? Define your professional project. Understand the job market and what skills you need. Evaluate your options, become familiar with industry trends and challenges.
When ? As soon as career objectives and targets are clear and when CVs and interviewing skills are mastered: NOT BEFORE! An average job search lasts 3 months, so plan ahead!
Who can help ? CDPM, peers, network.
Who can help ? CDPM through individual counseling interviews. CAREERS OFFICE for information about industries, companies, job positions and alumni contacts. Tips
Make time for self-assessment to define your professional goal: it is essential!
Research companies through databases, industry reports, media
Attend conferences on personality assessment
Meet professionals working in the fields you are interested in
Book individual appointments with CDPM consultants to think about your professional project Meet and ask people to share personal experiences and reasons for their choices
Attend events and talk to people!
Why ? Applications must prove understanding of industry, job offered, your added-value, fit between skills and job requirements. Who can help ? CDPM for advice and counseling on application forms and interview technique practices. CAREERS OFFICE for mock interview sessions. Tips
Three teams of experts and counselors can help you recognize, develop and market your potential! These teams work hand in hand to provide guidance and resources throughout the four steps of you job search. Their goal is to provide the tools to help you find a satisfying and rewarding career. Center for Personal and Managerial Development
GEM Graduate Network: Alumni Association
The CDPM helps you think about your life project and provides support with assessment on personal and career development. Knowing yourself, identifying your skills and abilities are the foundations of your job search. Prepare the ground with personal development, define your professional project and go through CV and cover letter surgery to approach the job market with confidence and conviction. The CDPM conferences, workshops and individual appointments will help you to promote yourself in a professional and personal way!
The GEM Graduate Network (GEM GN) association helps you get in contact with a vast alumni network. Social interaction is an important part of job hunting and the Alumni Association is a good way to start building your own network. Choose to become a member and use GEM GN online directory to contact alumni on a personal basis and ask for advice or contacts. But always remember: building a network means give and take and is your responsibility!
The Careers Office helps you understand and reach out to the job market. A vital link between students companies and alumni, the Careers Office is in charge of corporate relations, recruitment events and conferences, job and internship postings, the Graduate Network website, corporate and alumni databases. A maximum of information will be provided to facilitate your job or internship search.
CDPM: http://students.grenoble-em.com/cdpm Careers Office: http://graduatenetwork.grenoble-em.com Undergraduate students (BIB) : firstname.lastname@example.org Other programs (MIB, MSc, MBA): email@example.com GEM GN: http://graduatenetwork.grenoble-em.com
Who can help ? CAREERS OFFICE through career fairs, corporate relations, job postings, resources provided. GEM GN for targeted contacts via the online directory. Tips
Take advantage of Flash CV & mock interview sessions
Customize all applications and proof-read
Customize CVs & cover letters to industries & positions
Be focused: make realistic weekly schedule & stick to it!
Work on your Elevator Pitch
Make the most of school resources: career fairs, jobpostings, newsletters, etc.
Post your CV on Graduate Network
Use your network: get the name of the right contact to target your application
Keep track of all relevant contacts and follow-up
Call on our support services
Why ? To get the right job!
Learn from their experience Jay MEHTA, MIB 2010, Capgemini
Laurence CHAVANNE, MIB 2012
“The recruitment fairs organized by the Careers Office helped me get in touch with potential employers and establish an initial contact. Regular follow-ups and practicing mock interviews at school helped me a great deal in securing an internship.
“As I was not sure in which area I wanted to work, I wanted to build a professional project to be efficient in my job hunting.
During my internship, the willingness to learn the French language was what impressed my manager and clients. At the end of my internship, I had a permanent contract with Capgemini as a Project Manager!”
The consultant was helpful and reassuring, she asked me the right questions and gave me the right tools to build my project. After our first meeting I felt more self-confident. I rapidly found the internship I wanted and what I want to do in the long run. I really recommend the CDPM to all the students.”
Aleksandar BLIZNASHKI, BIB 2011
Ann ADAMOVIC, MBA 2010
“I attended the Careers Office events because I was keen to master new skills. I learned how to prepare a very decent CV and cover letter, how to network efficiently and got general information regarding business issues. I recommend making use of the school’s services since thanks to the workshops and seminars people have a much greater chance of being invited to job interviews.”
“As an MBA graduate who is looking for work in the field of HR, I had the pleasure of the advice and guidance of the CDPM for this search. My sessions with the consultant were both fruitful and supportive. My consultant was knowledgeable about my field and was adept at applying that knowledge to my case. She put me at my ease, enabling us to identify together the steps to be taken.”