Intersecting Minds: Education, Business and Technology at the North Carolina State Jenkins Graduate School of Management

Hiding From the Recession | February 20, 2009

CNN Money has an article up this morning about the jump in MBA applications, and strategies for admission, as more and more battered job hunters seek shelter from the rough economy. The columnist points to four key tactics for a successful application:

  1. Emphasize ethics
  2. Don’t overlook after-work activities
  3. Focus on the future
  4. Don’t neglect the basics

To this I would add: Prepare, prepare, prepare for that interview. With the huge number of well-qualified applicants on paper, the interview is your most powerful opportunity to differentiate yourself. You have 30 minutes to articulate the reasons you’re qualified AND deserving of a place within that institution. I would recommend treating it as a job interview. Do your research and have your friends or family grill you with questions.



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