MBA job hunting resources
On this page:
1) UK employment
2) International employment
3) Personal networking & keeping in touch
4) Career profiles (inc. earnings, interview questions, employer ratings)
Services to job hunters are typically free of charge when using online job boards or recruitment agencies, and there are some examples below. Most reputable recruitment agencies are members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which sets a professional standard. You can also use this site to search for specific industry recruiters. I have listed some general resources below that you may find useful:
- The Guardian
Job site of The Guardian; search by industry, location, salary, etc.
for employment based in London
- The Ladders for experienced senior managers
(join up for General Management, Finance, Sales, Marketing, HR, Consulting and other functions)
- TopJobs a major general UK online jobs board in a wide range of industries and specialisms
- ZCV Trumpet
Claims that posted CVs are sent to a small group of specific recruiters for published and unpublished appointments. For salaries starting at 50K.
Additional UK sites
www.efinancialcareers.com (mostly banking and consulting)
http://joblift.co.uk (searches other sites, speedy and straightforward)
www.qs.com/topmbacareers (Global Workplace)
www.cityjobs.com (positions across the UK’s financial centres)
If you are an international MBA student from outside the European Economic Area and you need work permit sponsorship, then you may find the supplementary blog page for International Students of help.
Different countries have different formats and conventions for CVs and cover letters. If you are planning to apply for employment in other countries, you might find the following sites useful for your research.
Country-specific career and employment information for over 50 countries, freely available. Although mostly aimed at graduates, this is none the less a useful resource and provides a wide range of information.
Employment and careers information resources for over 30 countries is free of charge, and fuller country profiles and information can be purchased.
International job hunting sites
www.askgrapevine.com (Executive Grapevine)
www.exec-appointments.com (global jobs board across all sectors)
www.wetfeet.com Searchable US jobs database featuring some MBA level roles.
www.workthing.com (search UK-based jobs, by location, salary, company, category)
www.vault.com MBA Jobs Board (candidates have to register) plus US sector guides available to purchase e.g. Vault Guides to Finance Interviews, Investment Banking, Consulting.
Personal networking & keeping in touch
Making contact with other MBA students can be an extremely useful resource in your jobhunting. Consider using the following resources for making contact, getting in touch and keeping in touch.
Join in and keep in touch with other alumni from the University of Kent and join Aluminate (the university’s online mentoring program): http://www.kent.aluminate.net/
KBS Alumni: LinkedIn
Career Profiles & job sites
For information about specific careers, insights into what’s involved, what’s needed and how to get in can all be found here: https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/kbs-employability/business-insights/