What Is the Hallmark of a Good Interview? Hint: You’re a Performer (Part 1 of 2)
Submitted By Esther Choy, a Principal Consultant at MBA Prep School
What happens when you mix three carafes of black coffee, eight hours of sitting in a windowless conference room, and a stream of meticulously dressed but mechanically stiff professionals? You get a physically exhausted, mentally inflexible, and emotionally indifferent interviewer.
Ten years ago, I spent two days in Seoul, South Korea, interviewing a long line of accomplished business school applicants. Seoul was my middle destination between Taipei and Hong Kong. By the end of my first day in that downtown Hilton, I felt extremely alone and was dying for real conversations. Wait a second—didn’t I spend all day talking to people? Why would I still feel alone and yearn for more conversations?
The trouble is, these applicants catered way too much to me.
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