So, you have your executive MBA degree in hand, and you’re proud but exhausted. Now isn’t the time to jump straight into the job market, you deserve some time to recuperate and get to know your family again.
While you are enjoying a normal workload after months of carrying classes and graduate coursework in addition to your responsibilities on the job and at home, consider doing a basic career tune-up. Nothing extreme, just a little maintenance and updating so you’re ready for a job search when the time comes.
Update with your degree. Your LinkedIn profile, resume, and cover letter should feature your new degree. You worked hard to earn it in order to boost your career, so don’t forget to add it to all the places hiring influencers will see.
Personal branding. Spend some time polishing your personal brand. Make sure your newly updated profiles have a few articles about your field of expertise, and perhaps some insight you’ve gained on your industry through your graduate studies. Begin to take a little time to establish your expertise and experience.
Talk to the boss. Schedule a time to discuss how you can put your degree to good use in your current organization. Is there room for advancement? Do you have new skills your company needs? Perhaps you don’t need to look far for your next career step!
Network. Remember networking? You haven’t had the time to do it properly since you began working on your eMBA, but you do now. Take some time and enjoy it! Join groups focused on your industry and catch up with old contacts and make a few new ones. You’ve accomplished a great deal since you last made an appearance, so start talking about it! Don’t forget to connect with your favourite Executive Recruiters. They’ll be key in finding your next job, and you have new contacts and information to offer in return.