Networking is simply developing a broad list of contacts through social, business and volunteer functions. People in your network may be able to give you job leads, offer you career advice, provide inside information on a company, and introduce you to others that can expand your network.
The important thing to remember about networking is that you are attempting to create a relationship and acquire career, company or industry information. You are NOT asking for a job directly.
Start building your network with present co-workers, former co-workers, student peers, family, friends and even neighbors. Use the IUM databaseto connect with IUM alumni and seek their mentoring. Attend networking events and seminars offered by the Career Services Office.
If you need more information on the traditional and social media networking strategy, please refer to the IUM Career Development Guide (online on ATOM, on IUM Alumni community Careers: Documentations, or available at the Office of Career Services), where you will find the detailed process.
If social media have been changing ways of doing business, they have also created amazing opportunities to better job hunt, if made appropriately. Online media as LinkedIn, Xing, Smallworld, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and specific blogs have now taken a large place in the job hunting strategy.
In expanding dramatically the personal and professional networks, while enabling a thorough and precise classification of each contact, they have emphasized the importance of personal branding as well as the necessity to set up a clear “online” branding strategy.
Quality of network is a key but the quantity is also fundamental to use social media in the most efficient way:
- The more contacts you have on LinkedIn and Xing, the easier it is to find you and find opportunities
- To be proactive and get jobs on Twitter you need to already have hundreds or thousands of followers.
www.workmaze.com (login: ium - password: mba)
Please find below a list of websites where you can find interesting job and internship opportunities.
On careers, job-hunting strategies, industries and companies
www.careerjournal.com (US) or www.careerbuilder.com (US)
www.vault.com (US, Europe and Asia)
www.4icj.com (international careers and jobs −Worldwide)
www.labourmobility.com (Europe −general advices for expatriates −to find a job abroad)
www.globalplacement.com – internship around the world
http://haute.net/jobs - worldwide open positions in the fashion industry
For a search by country
For content of job descriptions/occupations
General jobs search engines for young graduates
For Junior Finance Candidates
For MBA students
www.exec-appointments.com/index/mba-jobs (mainly for experienced professional >3 years)
www.coolavenues.com ( India)
www.collegegrads.com (entry level positions −US, Canada, UK)
www.careers.lon.ac.uk (internships and entry-level positions in the UK but also worldwide)
www.iagora.com (internships and entry-level positions in the 5 continents)
www.collegegrads.com (entry level positions −US, Canada and UK)
www.michaelpagejunior.com (internships −France)
For multilingual professionals and students
Job search engines:
Recruitment agencies for multilingual people
www.eurolondon.com, offers jobs in all Europe, Junior as well as Senior positions in various fields.
www.antal.com, for experienced professionals, a lot of positions in new markets: China, Russia and CIS, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Middle East.
www.beeswaxeurope.com, a specialist multi-lingual recruitment agency providing recruitment services in Ireland, UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium & Spain.
Fashion-Luxury Goods and retail
www.couturestaff.com/ (Executive Recruitment agency dedicated to the Luxury brand Careers: High End Fashion, Accessories, Jewelry and Watches, Handbags and Cosmetics in USA)
www.pakter.com (Paris, Milan, New York −Senior executives >5 yrs exp)
www.sterling-conseil.com (top executives >10 yrs exp)
Green Investing and Sustainable Finance
American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy – Jobs & Internships
SustainableBusiness.com – Green Dream Jobs
www.recruitsoffshore.com (Offshore Financial Advisory Services Sector)
www.math-fi.com (Quantitative −IT financial profiles)
www.jobsearchdigest.com (US and Europe)
www.jumpwork.fr (Monaco and Paris)
Wealthmanagement − Private Banking
International Social Work
(International development −ONG, International non-profit organizations)
www.eurobrussels.com (Europe and World)
www.devenetjobs.org (worldwide) Jobs & Consultancies in International
Development, NGO & Environment Sector
www.careerswithoutborders.com (French and international)
Recruitment company in sports
Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Wine &Spirit Jobs
http://www.ukwinejobs.com the premier source for wine jobs, wine positions, wine employment opportunities and wine career advancement on the Internet
http://www.wineindustryjobs.com.au (Australia and New Zeland)
Green Investing/Sustainable Finance - Internship and Job Links
Sustainable Finance or Green Investing Industry Information
-Best Practices in Sustainable Finance - Strandberg Report
Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) http://www.ccafs.cgiar.org/
Environmental Business Journal (EBI) http://www.ebiusa.com/
Finance Jobs Guide from Careers-in-Finance.Com http://www.careers-in-finance.com/
Global Finance Magazine http://www.gfmag.com/
Green Investing Times http://greeninvestingtimes.com/
Green Investing, Cleantech Investing, Renewable Energy Investing
Stanford University - Career Development Center - Careers in Environmental Finance & Economics
Sustainability in Finance (SIF) – Resource http://www.sustainability-in-finance.com/
The Future of Sustainability Finance - Strandberg Study
The Green Economy Initiative - Repository for Green Economy Resources
The Green Economy Initiative - Tracking Investment in Green Economy http://www.greeneconomyinitiative.com/
TreeHugger.Com - Environmental & Sustainability Trends in Media http://www.treehugger.com/
Sustainable Finance or Green Investing Jobs & Internships Sites
American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy - Jobs & Internships http://www.aceee.org/about/jobs
SustainableBusiness.com - Green Dream Jobs http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/greendreamjobs.main
Key Sustainable Finance or Green Investing Institutions
Bloomberg New Energy Finance http://www.bnef.com/
Good Energies – Global Energy Investor http://www.goodenergies.com/
ING, Inc. - Green Finance http://www.ing.com/group/showdoc.jsp?docid=379334_en&menopt+cre|sps|gfn
Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) http://www.iigcc.org/
Sindicatum Carbon Capital - Natural Resources Investment Advisory Company http://www.carbon-capital.com/
World Bank Group http://www.worldbank.org/
Sustainable Finance or Green Investing Professional Associations & Networking Sites
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) http://www.uksif.org/
Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) http://www.ceres.org/bicep
Center for Environmental Finance US EPA http://www.epa.gov/efinpage/
Earth Policy Institute – Building a Sustainable Future http://www.earth-policy.org/
Renewable Energy Finance Forum-Wall Street http://www.reffwallstreet.com/
UKSIF – the sustainable investment and finance association http://www.uksif.org/
For European Student placements in the UK:
www.cityjobs.com (UK −100% finance)
www.futurestep.co.uk (for experienced people)
www.exec-appointments.com/index/mba-jobs(mainly for experienced professional >5 years)
France- Monaco - French Riviera
www.pacajob.com (French Riviera)
atom.monaco.edu IUM Intranet
Job search engines and recruitment agencies
www.jobsingeneva.com (for English speaking professionals)
www.bridgegroup.co.jp −Provides career consulting to bilingual professionals and assistance in finding jobs with international organizations in Japan.
www.careercross.com −Bilingual recruitment and information resource for the Japanese job market with job banks, resume posting, interview and resume tips, general Japan information, forums and daily news.
Best Links to find an Internship in CHINA
Best Links to find an Internship in MONACO
Best Links to find an Internship in FRANCE
Luxury Goods - Retail - Fashion:
International Non Profit organizations:
Best Links to find an Internship in UK
Luxury and Fashion: