MBA job hunting resources
On this page:
1) UK employment
2) International employment
3) Consultancy news
4) What can I do with my MBA?
5) Personal networking & keeping in touch
6) Career profiles (inc. earnings, interview questions, employer ratings)
7) Getting an MBA internship
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Claims that posted CVs are sent to a small group of specific recruiters for published and unpublished appointments.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.
3-What can I do with my MBA?
The demand for job candidates with an MBA is there, but what career options are available to you? As you’re exploring potential careers, keep in mind that one major perk of earning an MBA is that you can work in several different industries, so there are several career options available to you. Here, we’ll discuss a few careers available to MBA grads. Keep in mind that jobs available to you will depend on the specialization you chose as well as any professional experience you bring to the table. To explore these options further, visit https://study.com/resources/MBA-careers
The AMBA career development site is probably very familiar to you already, with a jobs board and careers resources for members. To access, visit https://www.mbaworld.com/membership/career-development-centre
Below is a guide from Zety to advise on how to work in your desired location:
4-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.
Below is guide produced by Zety on improving your LinkedIn profile:
5-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: http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/kbs-employability/business-insights/
Below is a guide from Zety to help with choosing a career path:
7-Getting an MBA internship
This video on the FT website has some helpful tips from MBA students about the best strategies to use to get an MBA internship.