I'm a recent grad from a non-target and I am currently working inat a super small company. I really dislike the work that I am currently doing and since the company is really small (almost no chance to do anything more interesting) and there are no coworkers my age, I'm really looking at jumping ship asap.
I have always been more interested in working in or with a corporation and helping them with their strategy and as a result, I've wanted to work in(not i-banking but more for non-F500 companies in their finance department) or , but I'm really struggling to find good opportunities to launch my career.
We've tried all our family contacts, all of which have come lame, and I personally have emailed every one of my alumni that work at large companies, but unfortunately nothing has panned out even after multiple followups. Therefore, I'm kind of lost as to how I can go about networking. The main hurdles I'm facing are that:
- I go to a non-target, so no OCR and very few alumni at the companies I want to work at
- Family contacts are limited and haven't worked out, alumni contacts are limited and have not produced any results as well
- I do not live in a big city with a lot of F500 companies or a lot of MC boutiques, so networking/meeting industry professionals is difficult.
Therefore, I was wondering if anyone on WSO has any tips on how to get around these hurdles and try to network myself into at least an interview at a decent MC or F500 company. My resume isn't a slamdunk interview for MC, but I know it's definitely strong enough for most jobs in. Because applying online doesn't guarantee my resume gets a look, I haven't gotten any bites, so if someone has advice on what they would do if they were me, I would really appreciate it.