Know your strengths
Take control of your career plan!
Above all, it is important to think about what you want from your future career, in the short and long term. Take stock and ask yourself the following questions:
- What do I like doing?
- What am I good at?
- In what areas do I have skills and knowledge?
- What criteria are important for me in a job?
Ask yourself questions that make sense
Do not hesitate to talk about your professional objectives and get advice from your close circle (friends, family, old classmates), to get feedback about yourself (skills, strengths, weaknesses, how you work). You should also talk to contacts beyond your close circle, to build up a wider network.
Seek out strong professional references: get back in touch with former professional contacts whom you trust (former line managers, teachers), to support your application.
Strengthen your profile on social networks and job boards
Build your online image by creating your profile on job boards and professional social networks. You should also make the most of recruitment forums, trade fairs, alumni reunions and themed conferences, which are great chances to broaden your network.
Finally, be vigilant about your personal brand and your online reputation: be careful what you publish and what others can publish about you on the internet.