I had my second private session with a career counsellor, this time with R who handles the high-tech industry. This is because I met last week with my dream company in Industry (hint: Its name means many zeros), and they had a position which has very specific requirements - which I happen to meet.
It is not easy to find people with this unusual combination of skills and experience, and thus the position has been available for a while. And I know I’m the right person for it!
Thus this session was for a specific CV review, following INSEAD’s format. Most of what I wrote will stay intact with improvements to some phrasings, to accentuate my strong points. I also picked up a couple of tips specific to this company, so that was useful indeed.
My counsellor said she had never seen such an unusual CV before. That must be quite something because I’m sure she’s seen many INSEADers’ CVs. However my career path has been quite atypical and this is why I need to start looking now, earlier than my peers.
In any case I am quite eager to explore the rest of the high-tech industry, and do something big with the High-Tech Club. I have met a lot of people in my new media circle for several years, in this region and in the US (thanks to SXSW) and will be happy to get some exciting new collaborations going.
And… Hi to R if you’re reading this now. Thanks a lot for your help!