5 tips with Ignasi Rafel (MBA 94), Founding Partner at the Talman Group

October 8, 2020 2:41 pm

In our “5 Tips With” section, we talk to Ignasi Rafel (MBA 94), a headhunter and strategic consultant with more than 20 years of experience who specialises in recruiting executive talent. He is a founding partner at the Talman Group, an executive search consultancy, as well as the Secretary General of the Executive Board of Esade Alumni and a member of the Executive Board of the Esade Alumni Family Business Club. In this video interview, he talks about the challenges of the job market in a situation of uncertainty generated by the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses the benefits of the Esade Alumni Job Portal.

Ignasi Rafel sees the Esade Alumni Job Portal as a place to find “professionals and executives with a very good educational background and deeply rooted social values of responsibility and commitment”

The exclusive job portal for Esade Alumni and Esade students

Join the Esade Job Portal and upload your CV. In addition to receiving feedback from the Esade Alumni Careers team that will help you enhance your impact in the job market, you will be visible to companies that search our talent bank for professionals rather than posting a job opening elsewhere. This is just one more way to differentiate yourself from non-Esade Alumni candidates. Companies will identify your talent and value your education, giving you immediate value over applicants from other sources.

An opportunity for companies

Besides the chance to recruit highly talented professionals with a proven track record, this portal also provides an opportunity for companies to enhance their corporate brand using an exclusive space where, if they wish, they can increase their visibility in the market and share information about their activity, workplace climate, product launches and other news. As Ignasi Rafel explains, in his experience, the portal gives companies an easy way to identify professionals who have studied at Esade Business School and filter out candidates who do not meet this requirement, thereby preventing an avalanche of applications for their jobs. The portal also allows companies to decide how they want to receive CVs and carry out proactive searches in our talent bank, all free of charge.

For more information, write to alumnicareerbcn@esade.edu