If you'd like to become an Edhec Resource person, in your profile (My competencies) give as much information as possible to make it easier for Edhec people who need information to find you (e.g.: your expertise, your company, your job, etc.) then tick "I want ton become an Edhec Resource people"
Olivier Gautier (1997)
"An Edhec Resource person is someone that supports the network and provides information about his or her company, job, assignments, and even their own network whether linked to Edhec or not. I’m an Edhec Resource person for Renault, and I’ve passed on information to numerous students and alumni interested in my company and its career opportunities. I’m personally involved in recruiting young trainees and graduates from Edhec. It really doesn’t take much time, it’s just a question of answering a few questions by e-mail or by phone from time to time. It’s really satisfying to be able to give a fast and useful answer when someone asks for information. I’m not looking for anything in return. I just think it’s natural to help strengthen the networks ties. We have to be ready to share our advantages, in this case our expertise, to help the wider community!"
EDHEC RESOURCE PEOPLE
What exactly is an Edhec Resource person?
Edhec Resource people are EDHEC alumni who have agreed to help the network by providing information about: their job, their activity sector, their market, their local area, their career background and recruitment processes in their company …
Become an "Edhec resource people", what are the commitments?
• Update your details.
• Help and guide network's members who ask him or her by sharing information, experience and contacts.
• Answer to any question or request from network's members and school teams.
• Think « Job Offers » and post directly job offers by the website www.edhec.career.com.
• Be active on social networks by posting news and recruiting new members on fans pages and groups:
- on Facebook
- on Linkedin
Edhec Alumni Group Official
EDHEC Group Company page
Where can I find Edhec Resource people?
You can find Edhec Resource people in the paper-based & online handbook. Look for the after their name.
The Edhec Resource database is increasingly active and effective. There are now over 2500 Edhec & Espeme Resource people and we’re always looking for new volunteers.
The network is a goldmine for those who know how to use it, but is that true for you?
With the help of specialists and alumni, Edhec Alumni has just published a Networking Guide that will help you to understand how to contact other alumni, tips on best behaviour and good practice, the mistakes to avoid and specific advice on social networks.
>>> READ ADVICES TO GET THE MOST OF THE NETWORK BY CHRISTELLE CAUCHETEUX (GE 1994), EDHEC ALUMNI MANAGING DIRECTOR: THE ART OF BUILDING PROFESSIONAL ALLIANCES.
1. Don’t be afraid to contact the alumni to ask information about their sector of activity, their job, their company … and also for advice about your career plan. Ask for information, advice never for a job, an internship.
2. Use the right technique: start by sending an email (Edhec or personal email address). You won’t bother anyone and making initial contact before calling is likely to pay off in the end. Don’t put all your eggs in the same basket: contact several people to get different perspectives and increase your chances of getting an answer. DO NOT send collective e-mails.
Be specific in your request: what are you looking for exactly, why are you contacting this particular person? The person you’re contacting won’t waste any time.
DO NOT ASK something that they can not give you : jobs, information about another sector of activity
3. Don’t forget to thank the person/people and to give some feedback. They give you time. This also helps them to know if their advice was useful or not.
4. Give something back: the network is an exchange. You’ve been helped, now you can help! As a student, you needed sponsors, so spread the word that you can give advice in your field of expertise, become an Edhec Resource people, make a contribution to the Rising Talents … there are plenty of ways you can help!
5. Take part in events: get actively involved in your network. You can get precious advice, contacts, leads or perspectives that you wouldn’t otherwise have thought about from a simple discussion with other alumni. Make yourself known and increase your chances of extending your circle of acquaintances. Hope to see you soon at the next Edhec meeting…