December 20, 2009

Hello there - I'm back (or am I?)

Been a while since I sort of killed off this blog. I thought it would die slowly, fading off into obscurity. I'm surprised at how well it's held out in the absence of any new posts! The traffic is steady as it always was - so I figured maybe a post now and then, injecting it with something new (a post MBA perspective) might actually help some people who want to know more about "what happens after?"

Much has happened since my recruitment days. I had offers, chose a job, moved to a new country, learned about new sectors and industries, lost my job in the great recession (yes we are all dispensable),  leveraged my alumni network, found a new job, supported a little venture of someone close to me, wrote down a detailed business plan for a new venture that I think has lots of potential but then have not pursued it yet for various reasons. I also indulged in a new hobby about which I have no intention of writing on this blog (no, it's nothing shady). So. There is much to talk about - for example, about challenges in deciding what you want post MBA, about life in consulting, about life when you get laid off, about life when you seek a new job, about what it means to switch sectors after experience in a different one for many years,  and about what the alumni network actually means.

So, perhaps, in the coming days I will have some more to talk about.

7 comments:

a fan said...

Welcome back.
Almost every MBA blog stops after one gets a job and leaves the school. This is more in line with how a romantic movie ends with a tagline,"and they lived happily ever after".

And this always make me wonder, is it really true that there was only happiness?

So, i am truly happy to see that you have decided to write about PostMBA. Wish you have time to write more regularly though.

Jeffrey said...

Hi good to see a post on this blog. I used to regularly read this.

Jeffrey said...

do you also mind shedding some light on your industry switch. i.e. which industry you were working before the MBA and which ones after the MBA.

Braveheart said...

Hey!!! great to see that you are back!!! Have been reading your blog for quite sometime..helped me a lot with my GMAT prep and introspection part...

hope the saga continues..GMAT prep .. APPS ...MBA ... maybe will get some gyan on life in general from now on...

welcome back :)

trappedintpv said...

Still waiting.... :)

Pranay Jindal said...

hey necro...

im new to ur blog. just tripped on it couple of days back. u write pretty well and im sure a lot of people want to hear more from u. including me :)

so wats ur mail id? i had a couple of things i wanted to ask u about singapore. I wanna do my mba from asia. i need some guidance wrt the colleges and scholarships.

looking to hear from u soon. incase u dont wanna post ur details or smthg, send me a mail on pjindal@gmail.com.

cheers man.

Amin Chabbi said...

Hi there,

I'd most interested, if you find the time about what you so eloquently described as :

"about what it means to switch sectors after experience in a different one for many years"
Cheers,
A.C.