2019 EMBA Global Careers Report JOOMAG_191030-EMBA-Careers Report - Page 6

Take your career to the next level STUDENT STORY Skills that make an impact Nicolaas Fourie South African Regional Manager Foster Clark Products Class of 2016 Just two months after his Executive MBA, Nicolaas left his role as Country Manager for Coca-Cola to work at Foster Clark Products, heading up their MEA region as Commercial Manager. What changed for you after your EMBA? Everything changed for me shortly after graduation: role, position, and geography. I moved from the UAE to Malta for my new role and increased my responsibility. Hult gave me the skills and support that I needed to take my career to the next level. What’s changed in your behavior? My improved tools, knowledge, and soft skills put me on a level with company directors and leaders. Before, I was nervous and could not follow some of the conversations or feel I had meaningful input to give. These days, I lead some of those conversations and debates. I know my input on most business topics is valued by the board and the MD. EXPERT ADVICE Taking your career to the next level Don’t underestimate the importance of communicating new projects and courses when it comes to elevating your personal brand. Newly acquired skills enhance your brand and often deserve a prominent place on your resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letters, and professional summaries. 3 GLOBAL CAREERS REPORT 2019