What’s next after Business Analysis and Strategic Management?

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As I go to a group meeting for the summer project I pass by the undergraduates rushing to their graduation ceremony and I can only think of how fast time flies around here. I still have two more months until I can say I am officially done and another two months until I will be rushing to The Whitworth Hall to receive my final diploma.

Now, almost every postgraduate student is working on their dissertation, so the campus is not as empty as expected. Most of the BASM students are working on their consultancy projects meaning that they are meeting with their clients and discussing the best way to go about the requirements and the expectations. It’s an interesting experience to know that your findings are going to be put to use and not only graded and put into an archive. It’s also a big responsibility – to know that your analysis and your perspective might deliver tangible results for a company, so everyone is doing their best to apply what they have learnt the past couple of months – from time management and group working skills to management theories.

Still, as there are only a couple of months left as a student it is about time to think what the next step will be and mainly about securing a job. As a BASM student you have many options and it depends on your passion – the master offers you an understanding of the business processes that is valuable no matter which specialisation you are going to take.  So here are some tips to make it easier for you:

Tips for finding a job

  1. If you wish to stay in the UK after you finish there several job sites that you can use in your job search including: Target.com, Indeed.com, Reeds.com.
  2. For graduate programmes, I applied through TheGraduateRecruitmentBureau.com and they have a range of opportunities in different parts of the UK. They helped me find my job in SAS Analytics which I will start in September and they were very helpful throughout the whole process.
  3. LinkedIn is very useful and if you have some companies in mind you want to work for they would usually advertise their openings there. Also, make sure your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date and that you appear that you are actively looking for jobs – therefore, it will be easier for recruiters to find you and offer you job opportunities
  4. Most of the programmes or jobs still have some form of psychometric tests so be sure to start preparing before applying.
  5. Use Glassdoor to see more details about the company (how the employees perceive it, what do they say the pros and cons are) and about the interview (usually you can find the questions they asked for similar positions so it is easier to prepare)
  6. Career Services are opened during summer as well if you need any help in writing cover letters or with your CV
  7. Most importantly, look for jobs that you are interested in and that you know you will enjoy doing 😊

That’s it for now!

Irina

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