jino's blog (4)

  • Here's how it all began...

    One of the most common questions that I receive is, “How did you conceive the idea of starting something like this?” So I thought I’d share a little about how this all began.
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  • I apologize for being lazy...

    Although I was committed to provide you with as much relevant and useful information as possible to you all, but I haven't done that for the past few months.  From here on, since many ends are now tied, I should be able to concentrate on doing that.  At the same time, I need help from all of you to be active as well.  When we start our dialogue and exchange ideas, we can all benefit from it.

    For now, everyone's focus is on our upcoming 6th annual Asian MBA Leadership Conference & Career Expo in October in NYC.  I am going to make sure I update the information on the website.  Not only the name of the companies that signs up from now until the event day, but I am also going to post as much details as possible on the job titles they will be coming to recruit for along with the job location, H!B sponsorship, and any other helpful information. 

    I would like to encourage you to participate at the Forum discussion on 2014 Conference.  Ask me any questions you might have or talk about anythin

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  • I just attended and spoke at the annual conference which is the largest gathering of MBA career services professionals and MBA recruiters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It was a great conference and I learned a lot and I wanted to share with you my take away.  

    - Many schools are trying to help out Asian, especially international students, but they are very much frustrated with lack of options

    - Compared to their academic credentials and qualifications, they severely lack "soft skills" which are critical to securing best jobs possible.  Schools feel that not enough is done to improve their soft skills and looking for better ways to help them improve.

    - There are many other ways to secure offers in addition to speaking with HR (recruiters) at the companies.  Networking with those who work for the target companies is identified as the most important effort.  

    - I spoke at the session titled, "how to maximize the benefit of attending diversity conferences".  At the session, the most importan

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  • My very first Blog Entry!

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Jino Ahn and I am looking forward to getting to know you all and trying to help as many of you as I can through this blog.  I must confess that I’ve never blogged in my life, so I am a little nervous (actually a lot) about committing myself to writing here regularly.  However, I do believe I can help many of you to find jobs and develop your careers using my past experiences and connections at American companies as well as multinational corporations.

    To briefly introduce myself, 27 years ago, right after I graduated from college, I founded and ran a company called, Asian Diversity, whose mission is to help and empower Asian students and working professionals.   I was motivated to splash into unfamiliar water, largely due to what I personally experienced during my senior year in college.  I was clueless as to what I was supposed to be doing in terms of finding the right job. Particularly, I didn’t see how my Asian background played into the process of finding

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