Choosing your First Job after an MBA

by Roma Arora Freelance Blogger at IILM

An MBA can be the first step that you need in order to move your career in the right direction. You need to have the right determination, work ethic and skillset to create long-term impact in your field. An MBA trains you to become valuable in any organisation, but you need to be strategic about choosing the right one. 

When you select your first job, you need to have all your options open. You should work hard to find the greatest number of eligible openings and apply to the companies that you are most passionate about. Some of the best MBA colleges in Delhi, like IILM University, Gurugram, can open doors for you in many multinational corporations. 

The right skill-to-experience fit

In every first job, you might have to apply a wide range of skills to the test. You may face multiple challenges, which you will have to solve at lightening fast speeds. This should be a worthwhile experience for you, in terms of compensation and exposure. Otherwise you may be wasting an opportunity away, where you could be working somewhere else. 

Growth opportunities

Growth opportunities are hard to come by, which means that you will have to apply your skills in finding the right one. A solid MBA from the top MBA schools in Delhi can prepare you to spot the right one. You need to find the right job that offers you plenty of growth opportunities. This is the best way to choose which company to work for, when it comes to the first job. 

Prospects towards expansion

Expansion comes as a natural extension of working hard. When you have the right approach to work, your company expands with you. From one geography to another, you start to explore prospects in that market and industry. If the expansion opportunities exist and the prospects are approachable, then that might be the right company to make a mark in.

Overall impact in profile

How significant is your impact going to be in your profile? If there is a lot of good quality work to be done, then there is a vast scope for you to outperform. However, there are many opportunities out there that seem appealing at face value. You need to estimate the impact that you can make in the role that you are given. 


The right first job can be the stepping stone towards greater success in life. Many MBA graduates have moved on to become some of the greatest innovators of our time and starting out by innovating at their first job. They demonstrated excellence from the get-go and have become leaders of industry. 

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About Roma Arora Freshman   Freelance Blogger at IILM

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