It is a reflection that it ripens gradually. And that as a young graduate or young framework with a bit of ambition, once past the first job Cape, is confronted. What pulse give his career What professional goals set And especially how to do
As the recognized, these questions have no single answer. "Each"success story"is a unique story, provides Jacques Escouflaire, HRD of Suez. There is little course type. "First, because there are multiple ways to succeed. The most "obvious" is climbing the hierarchy and to aim at more or less long term, a position of leader to a "business unit, SME, or even of a large firm. "The framework that has succeeded, for many young graduates, is in command, finds Antoine Solom, Deputy Director General in Ipsos.". It is a model but which has life lasts, that modern organisations tend to erode. "But there are other ambitions: the expertise in a field, a career in research, or even the creation (or resumed) business... Says Pierre Tapie, Director General of the ESSEC business school (read below), the Archetypes of success are more numerous: can now carry out superb careers in the humanitarian, artistic creation, the public service...
To keep on the lookout
Then, multiple parameters can play. The diploma course, initial: good old parchment remains in France the best springboard. But it is not the only ingredient in the success: the personality, the nature of the project, the context, the opportunities, all of this can weigh heavy. Not to mention being asked more and more the best: international openness, adaptability, leadership, Faculty communicate, charisma... These qualities today expect recruiters. Graduation bonus, but it is more enough to ensure success.
Remains that, if there is no insurance risk, can at least try to the maximum amount of assets in his game. The first imperative is called, simply, envy or the ambition, as it wants. It is the engine of success.
Then, it is essential to know the workings of the company even if they are difficult to understand early career. Must try to understand the players games and decision processes, identify the places of power. Also have an eye on the labour market, to monitor the developments... In short, it must be constantly listening some would say "to watch". "Life is made of coincidences, of meetings, opportunities," said Carine Escribe, responsible for the development of the talents in Suez. Those who enter them are open, attentive and curious. The important is to be a player in his career.
First, learn a trade
Second valuable asset: the network. "It is not without a good network career progression, says Philippe Gabilliet, Professor at the ESCP-EAP. It is the best way to be informed and to create opportunities. "In this field, you can start by turning to its hierarchy:"A good manager helps you advance, says Anne Saüt, Executive Director of the Diversity Council cabinet." You provides tools, you advise and encourage you. Therefore, cultivating his relationship with him daily. "But the"resource persons"abound, both internally and outside the company. More and more graduates are call to a coach, a career Advisor, or even to a psychologist.
Avoid, however, the temptation to go too fast. "Even if you are ambitious, he is taking his time," insists Carine Escribe. Learn a trade to build legitimacy. It is better to avoid burning the steps.
Is a tool to focus on: training. It can play a decisive role in the professional development of a young framework. Wisely chosen, placed at the right time, an MBA, a master's degree or a degree from IAE can accelerate a career dramatically. On this point, all experts agree: "The MBA is the best solution to move to a higher level," opinion and Philippe Gabilliet. "It turn you", promises Alain ERMS, the IAE of Aix. As this type of programme has extended its scope of action, and now bring expertise in various areas: management, personal development, behavior... The choice has never been as large: trainings "post-diplôme" covers now more sharp areas and the most recent, in the formats most various. In addition, many of them are compatible with the exercise of a profession on a full-time basis. Of course, training cannot be an absolute guarantee of professional progression and everything cannot be learned. Its cost is sometimes very high. But it is certainly a good investment. Not to mention that form is a way to keep on the alert...
Another point to note: career success is more inconceivable without a good dose of personal development. The life of framework or manager is less partitioned. Many surveys also point marked attachment young graduates to the balance between private life and career. Signs that, on their side, the requirements rise...
Director General interface, a firm in training, Olivier Charbonnier, adds another Board: "at least in early career, can afford to borrow paths traverse, take risks, and to confront failure." After all, to succeed, it is not obliged to follow the path the better marked. "A good way, in sum, to acquire some maturity.