Welcome! This guide will help you navigate the best research sources and strategies for your job search.
Step 1: Begin by scheduling an appointment with a professional career advisor at the Career Management Center. They will help you define your career goals and coordinate your efforts. Read suggested career books and outline your approach.
Step 2: Target your search by creating lists of companies in specific regions or industries. Create a list of potential contacts at each company.
Step 3: Research the companies you are interviewing with and the industries they are in.
Step 4: Talk to career advisors in the Career Management Center, second-year Johnson students, and alumni about the jobs, companies, and interviewing.
Your enrollment in the Cornell MBA program gives you access to a wide array of career planning resources. Explore Management Library's tools, workshops and consultations with a member of a reference team for specific research questions.
Which Type Are You?
Typically, MBAs find jobs via one of two means:
- Through on-campus recruiting, or
- Via an off-campus job search.
At a minimum, you want to know a few key things about the company you are interviewing with. The library can help you answer questions such as:
- What has been written about the company in the past few weeks?
- Who are the key executives?
- Which firms are the company's top peers?
For off-campus job searchers, you will also need to create lists of companies to target and the library can help!