The most common start to an MBA admissions interview is a friendly, open-ended question: “Tell me about yourself.” It is the only interview question that is so famous as to have its own acronym, TMAYS.
There are regular interviews, and there are stress interviews. Neither approach is good or bad – as long as the interviewer is professional, has a solid reason for it and is in complete control of the process. But, what do you do when you realise early in the interview that the interviewer is out of … Read more
When a seemingly simple and innocuous question is put to you at an MBA admissions interview, you may start to feel overconfident and tell yourself that you’re almost there. But beware. Looks are deceptive, and you may be about to trip and fall. A few business schools are known to ask their MBA applicants bizarre … Read more
Encouraged by the response to her previous article (How I got into Stanford MBA and Columbia from India), Mahak Garg is back to share more tips on how to crack the Stanford GSB and Columbia MBA interviews.
How should you dress for an MBA interview? What should you know about body language, handshakes, eye contact when you meet the interviewer in person? What about Skype interviews where you aren’t exactly in front of the interviewer and yet you are? Sudershan ‘Suds’ Tirumala (Regional Director, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth), shares tips … Read more
At IMD Switzerland, an MBA interview isn’t just a regular interview. It’s a full-blown, highly intensive, day-long affair that only a select few applicants from around the world will get to experience first-hand. You’ll be navigating a minefield of case interviews, personal interviews, presentations, group discussion, sample class, alumni lunch (where you are still being … Read more
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 … Read more
For all those who’ve got interview calls or are expecting one soon, here’s an interview preparation strategy you can follow to ensure that you are all set to knock their socks off (or do something similar with another part of their attire).