Get to know your strengths
The most important thing is to think about what you want to get out of your future career, both in the short and long term. Take stock and ask yourself the following questions:
- What do I like doing?
- What can I do well?
- In which areas do I have skills and knowledge?
- What do I consider important criteria for a job?
Ask yourself relevant questions
Do not be afraid to discuss your career plans or to get advice from those you are closest to (friends, family members, former classmates) so that you can see yourself from someone else’s perspective (skills, strengths, weaknesses, how you work). You should also ask for advice from people you know less well, in order to establish a network of contacts that goes beyond your inner circle.
Ask respected professional contacts to provide references: get in touch with old professional contacts who you trust (former managers who you’ve worked closely with, teachers) so that they can support your application.
Promote your profile on social networks and job boards
Build your online image by creating a profile on job boards and professional social networks. Take advantage of recruitment forums, trade fairs, alumni events and thematic conferences: these provide excellent opportunities to expand your network.
Finally, be vigilant when it comes to your personal brand and your online reputation: control what you post and what others can post about you on the Internet.