Students pursuing MBA should be very clear about the reason for doing their course. This requires detailed research and valuable inputs from industry professionals and aspirants must also keep a tab on the latest developments in the market be it the trends, the demands and so on. All this will come in handy for making the right career move. We present you 5 career moves that fresh MBA graduates or those who are about to graduate should make: Stay Updated One cannot afford to be a fresh B-school passout and be clueless about the market. It is essential to keep a tab on the latest developments in the market and economy. It will help in planning a proper career path in the field of work you choose. You should always do a thorough background check before joining a new firm or going for an interview. You should check on the market competition, the brand value of the organisation and its long/short-term vision of the firm. Do the talk Try to seek more and more of information from various industries and domains, be it on the expectations and deliverables in the firm or the profile you are aiming. This will get you a clear picture of your desired field and help you make realistic expectations. You can get a chance to conncet with current executives from industrial/corporate workshops, alumni network, etc. Personal branding LinkedIn, Twitter, Quora, Google, Reddit, Facebook and Kickstarter are the social networking sites every MBA student should be present on. This is important as it helps you create a personal brand. Just like listing down your achievements on your resume, online reputation management is equally important. Networking You should keep in touch with your classmates and college alumni network and use the social networking platforms to diversify your network. This will not only help fast-track your career but also buffer a bad career move. Commitment It is very important to show commitment towards your chosen profile/organisation. Go for an extra mile and take up new initiatives. You should express the willingness to learn and shoulder more tasks. Add on some patience and innovation to your performance and you are surely going to impress your employer.