Advanced interviewing techniques and skills

Written by Sameer Kamat

You know the basics of how to tackle interviews. You also know about behavioral interview questions. But then if you’ve spent enough time on the internet reading the basic job interview tips, you know what most others know. So what next?
Our guest blogger Rohit Gupta shares advanced interviewing techniques, concepts and skills that aren’t run of the mill.

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Common MBA application mistakes to avoid

Written by Sameer Kamat

The top business schools have a relatively low acceptance rate and it’s in the interest of the applicant to reduce the common MBA application mistakes most of their competitors are bound to make. Every little precaution that you take to reduce the negative points helps in pushing up your chances of getting in just a little bit more. So even if the points below don’t seem like rocket-science, do take the time to use them as a check-list to ensure that your little works of art enjoy the limelight.

This would be more of a motherhood post that brushes up many concepts that we’ve been covering in this blog. It is meant for those looking for a few quick points to activate those memory cells that might’ve been dormant.

Here are a few tips to ensure that your MBA application strategy is on the right track and you’re focusing on the right areas.

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MIT Sloan MBA: Admissions Director Interview

Written by Sameer Kamat

MIT Sloan MBAThe MIT Sloan MBA offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the best MBA programs on the planet. The MIT brand has a formidable reputation across the world. In MBA rankings, the MIT Sloan MBA ranks not just in the general category but also across specialty rankings for finance, entrepreneurship, Supply Chain Management / Logistics, Production / Operations, Information Systems. If you check out the statistics for the class profile, you’ll find high average GMAT scores (710) and classmates who have done some solid work in their pre-MBA careers. The graduating class gets an average salary of around $120,000.
Sameer Kamat (founder of MBA Crystal Ball) interviewed Jeffrey Carbone – Associate Director – Admissions, MIT Sloan School of Management.
Read on to delve deeper into what the MIT Sloan MBA has to offer, gets tips on how to tackle the Sloan MBA essays, interviews, and many other topics.

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Job interviews: Top 10 tips to keep in mind

Written by Sameer Kamat

Job interviews provide the most fertile ground to discover you are human…by making mistakes (or ‘unforced errors’ as Sania Mirza would describe them). A job interview is also the best place to discover a highly evolved species called Bosses, who use it as an opportunity to demonstrate how lowly and insignificant the rest of us are.

If you’ve been preparing for an important job interview, here are a few do’s and don’ts so that the discovery process doesn’t push you on the road to extinction.

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Situational or Behavioral Interviews: What questions can you expect?

Written by Sameer Kamat

Situational interviews or Behavioral interviews are the vague, mysterious and confusing interview questions that get thrown at you when you are trying to get the best management consulting (including the top tier strategy consulting firms) and investment banking jobs. Or for that matter MBA interviews as well. They make you feel that the tough technical questions you got for your first few jobs were so much easier in comparison. At least there was a right or wrong answer to them, and after the interview you’d know if you fared well or not. With situational interviews, most candidates are unsure of how their performance will be judged by their future boss.

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From GMAT score for ISB Hyderabad to interview: Bodhi’s success story

Written by Sameer Kamat

ISB Hyderabad Indian School of Business Bodhi

Talk about modesty. Bodhisattwa Gupta considers himself the black sheep of the family…and he’s got into one of the toughest and most selective MBA programs anywhere in the world – ISB Hyderabad (Indian School of Business). So you can imagine what others in his family have achieved (we know but we can’t tell you :-P). Here’s Bodhi’s success story covering his journey from getting closer to the average GMAT score for ISB to cracking the ISB admissions process. – –

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Damn peer pressure!

Written by Sameer Kamat

We resisted this for a while. And then for a while more. But we guess it was more about ‘when’ rather than ‘if’. So here we are with our own chota-sa nanha-sa MBA blog for applicants in India.

What are we going to do with it? Whatever you tell us to (now stop getting ideas). For now, it’s a place for us to host all the great stuff that cannot be accomodated on our main site but is worthy of being mentioned.

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