Business game: an experience to be valued on the CV

What do the business games “bring in” to the participants for their professional integration? Beyond potential hiring, these business games, often international, allow you to develop your professional network, test your skills or gain positive “virtual” visibility. Winners and recruiters testify to the advantages to be put forward to capitalize on this experience.

Participation in a BG, even without having been a winner, deserves to figure prominently in the CV – and to be detailed – for a young graduate.

In the “Training” or “Experiences” section…

This is confirmed by Laurence Lavanant, head of campus management at Société Générale: “The BG Citizen Act can be cited in the training part of a CV, in parallel with the course followed. It has CEL accreditation [technology-enhanced learning] of the EFMD which certifies that of an international educational program.” Guilhem Bertholet, “master of ceremonies” of the BG of Microsoft Imagine Cup, advises as for him to display the BG in the professional experiences: “Specify in your CV what that the company has gained concretely from it or the concrete achievements that remain from the project and put forward at least two skills. And if you lost, specify, during the interview, what you would have done differently.

… or elsewhere

In interviews, recruiters often like to come back to this episode rich in team commitment and competitive spirit. “It allows you to highlight your qualities,” said Alexander, finalist of Citizen Act, BG of Société Générale. “In my resume, I placed it in the “Prizes and scholarships” section, developing it quite widely because it is a global competition and we ourselves have developed a project as a team. This is what recruiters are looking for. I value it more if I apply in consulting than in the mergers and acquisitions sector”, he testifies.

Get good web visibility

“Beyond the skills acquired and a better one obtained in relation to his professional project, the business game allows you to have visibility on the Internet, notes Benoît, finalist of the BG Ingenius of l’Oréal in 2008-2009. In Google, my name comes up thanks to press releases from the school and the company.”

The BG, a way to stand out from the batch of candidates with an experience close to that of the company. And gain confidence. Once you have presented your project in front of a jury of bridges from international companies, recruitments will seem like sweet games.

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