New Year, New Career Perspectives and Resources

This post was written by resident mbaMission Career Coach Elissa Harris. To sign up for a free 30-minute career consultation with Elissa, please click here.

The start of a new year is when many MBA students and graduates reflect on their careers and consider fresh opportunities. 

As you think about what is next for you—and how to most effectively get there—check out the following articles that caught the attention of mbaMission’s Career Coaches. (As you will see, the Harvard Business Review has a lot of great content. Consider following the publication on LinkedIn or subscribing to its newsletter to keep abreast of workplace, leadership, and job search advice.)

Career Development and Advancement

  • How to Think Strategically About a Career Transition: Read career reinvention expert and professor Herminia Ibarra’s advice on how to be proactive and smart about your career transition and starting a new role. 
  • What to Do When You Receive Contradictory Feedback: Get advice on how to find meaning in it. Feedback is often a key factor in one’s personal and professional growth, but inconsistent feedback can leave you unsure about how to proceed. 
  • So, You Want to Get Noticed at Work?: If you want a promotion in 2024, consider implementing the three strategies (and pro tips on their execution) shared in this Harvard Business Review article. 
  • Women in the Workplace 2023: Gather insights from McKinsey and’s study of 27,000 women and 270 senior HR leaders across 276 organizations. Hint: Female representation in the C-suite has increased, but the pipeline is soft, and women of color remain underrepresented.  

Job Searching

  • Explaining Career Gaps on Your Resume the Right Way: Learn how to feel more confident when answering questions about gaps in your career. Gaps are a lot more common than you might imagine—especially these days, given the layoffs in the tech industry. 
  • Why Aren’t You Getting Hired?”: Identify potential obstacles in your job search, and try the eight strategies outlined by Liza Kirkpatrick, the assistant dean of career services at Northwestern Kellogg. 
  • How to Find a Job by Using AI: Learn how this powerful tool can supplement your job search strategies. This technology—when used correctly—can provide information to enhance your resume, cover letter, and interview prep. 

mbaMission’s Career Coaches are happy to explore with you any career-related topics—including selecting potential career paths, crafting your professional narrative, and maximizing the effectiveness of your job search—during a complimentary, 30-minute career consultation. 

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