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Submitted By Spencer Peng, PREP 4 GMAT
MBA interviews can be nerve-racking for business school applicants, but if you want to make sure that you ruin your chances of admission, these nine tips should help.
1 .Don’t bother preparing. The name of the school is probably all you need to know. Being able to talk about specific classes and student organizations makes you look too eager.
2. Don’t focus too much on one school. Show business schools that they’ve got competition by name-dropping the other schools you’re applying to while you’re interviewing. If you want to make it even more clear, you can mix up the program names.
3. Recite your resume. Try not to paraphrase or shorten. Most MBA interviews are around 45 minutes so you should make sure that you resume takes up as much of that time as possible.
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Submitted By ReachIvy Team
When applying for an MBA degree abroad, the interview is one of the most important steps in the application process. There are two main parts of the MBA interview process that you would need to prepare for – what the admissions committee or interviewer will be asking you, and what you will be asking them.
The questions from your interviewer will be centered on determining whether you are a good fit for their specific MBA program. Usually at the end of the interview (depending on whether it is more formally formatted or conversation based), you will be given a cue to share any specific questions that you may have for them. Although this is optional, by asking relevant, well thought-out questions, you have a chance to make a strong impression. Thus, the questions that you will be asking them should reflect your genuine interest in understanding whether this particular program is right for you, and whether it is the best investment of your time and money.
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Submitted By David Petersam, AdmissionsConsultants, Inc.
Holidays are, understandably, a popular time for b-school applicants to schedule their on-campus interviews. However, we’ve heard a few stories from applicants this season that highlight why it may not always be a good idea to go the popular route.
The problem with scheduling your interview on a holiday is that a lot of other people will be doing the same thing. One Round 2 applicant at a top b-school recently told us his on-campus interview left him feeling like a passenger on a bus tour – he said the only thing missing was a group t-shirt.
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Submitted By Lawrence Linker, MBA Link
Have you ever walked out of an important job interview feeling like you hit a home run? The chemistry with the interviewer was awesome. The two of you had so much in common. The whole conversation was so natural and easy. You hit all the points you wanted. You poured your heart out. After the smiles and thank you’s, you walked out with a slight swagger, on Cloud 9, already daydreaming about the precise wording of that juicy offer surely coming in the mail.
Then you waited. And waited. You even send a follow-up note. Nothing. Nada.
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Submitted By Vibha Kagzi, CEO, ReachIvy
A business school application is not just a set of application forms that need to be filled out. There is also no silver bullet, no one formula for success. Building the right profile and accordingly, putting an impressive business school application together is an uncomfortably intense introspective process, where you develop a clear sense of self-awareness, which you can harness to maximize your strengths, and build scaffolds around your weaknesses.
Read more about Building a Stellar Profile and get admitted to a Top Global School by clicking here.
Submitted By myEssayReview.com
Essays are the most critical part of the application package for business schools that showcase those aspects of the applicants’ profile which other parts of their application package do not reveal. B-schools use essays as tools to know their prospective candidates outside of the typical academic and professional environment. When working with the B-school applicants on their application essays in the past five years, I have come across the following common mistakes which, I believe, can be easily avoided with careful thought and preparation!
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Submitted By Dan Bauer, The MBA Exchange
What exactly is a brand? Most of us consider it to mean a distinctive set of attributes intended to differentiate competing products of different companies. Coke vs. Pepsi. BMW vs. Mercedes. Verizon vs. AT&T.
Digging deeper, it’s helpful to think of a brand as a promise from the provider that the buyer’s experience with the branded product will meet or exceed expectations. If that promise is clear and credible, then the buyer is likely to believe it and make the purchase. This is true for soft drinks, automobiles, cellular services–and, yes, MBA applicants!
Read more about “Personal Branding” for MBA Applicants by clicking here.
Submitted By The MBA Exchange
The first exposure that a business school gets to your candidates is usually your resume — sometimes called a CV (curriculum vitae). Typically 1-2 pages in length, the resume provides the admissions committee with an engaging snapshot of your career and life since the time you enrolled in college.
Sounds easy enough, right? Well, the reality is that some MBA applicants misunderstand or even misuse the resume in ways that reduce their chances for admission. To help our clients make the most of this important opportunity, The MBA Exchange advises them to consider these 6 points when presenting themselves via a resume:
1. Present substance, with clarity and succinctness
Usually the school’s application instructions specify a “1-page limit,” you should not delete core content that puts your candidacy in positive light. However, this also means that you should not just fill the space with extraneous details. Reading a 2-page resume that should have been a 1-pager is not going to endear you to an overworked admissions stagger with a stack of apps sitting on his or her desk. So, make every word count. We encourage our clients to minimize the use of “articles” — a, an, the — as they add little value.
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Submitted By Poonam Tandon, PhD. English, Founder & President of myEssayReview.com
Resume is a critical part of the MBA applications, and yet it is often the most neglected one. Unfortunately, some applicants ignore resume and focus all their attention on essays. Your resume demands as much of your attention as your essays do. In fact, resume is your first introduction to the Ad Com, so it should be impactful enough to make them want to know more about you through your essays. When working with applicants on their resumes, I often quote Ross Admission Director Soojin Kwon. “For me, the resume is just as important as your essays……. How your describe your experience matters. What you choose to highlight matters. Think of it as trailer of the movie about about you. It needs to show there is substance there. I think that many applicants don’t take enough care with their resume.” Kwon said.
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Submitted By LTG Team
We all know the standard resume advice. It’s been drilled into our heads by parents, teachers, advisors and professors so often that it hardly bears repeating: Keep it one page in length. Make sure your grammar is perfect. Include extracurricular activities. Proofread. Include leadership experiences. Proofread. Highlight your accomplishments. Use concise words. Proofread. Use action words. Proofread.
We get it. Unfortunately, most resume guides for MBA applications rehash these same tips and say little about tailoring your resume for an MBA application. Yet your resume is often the first thing read by admission committees. It serves as an introduction, as credentials, and it should also serve as the plot points of a compelling story, your story.
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