Be Interview Ready

The five P's of interviewing are essential! Do you know that Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Presentation?

What’s your brand?

Getting ready for a transition? Looking to explore new paths? How do you get your best out there? Make a lasting impression that differentiates you from others and helps elevate your resume or LinkedIn profile to the top of a recruiter or admission officer’s list.

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Are you thinking about an MBA?
The decision to apply to business school is both exhilarating and challenging! Explore ways to maximize your chances of success in the application process.

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Are you evaluating your next career steps?
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Tag Archives: Interview

"What went wrong?”

March 23, 2017
Inevitably this time of year, MBA applicants all over the world are asking this question. In articles that outline shocking results (or in conversations with individuals who are seeking detailed feedback through a ding report), there is often a lot of analysis or commentary about wholesale changes a candidate should consider, tweaks they could make to their existing profile, and/or some commiseration about the competitiveness of the pool, etc. Some disappointment is natural. However, given that there’s rarely a single answer for a disappointing result, detailed digging into the reasons for the outcome can distract from the most important question: How do I make the most out of the MBA experience ahead of me?

Looking to enhance your career while also changing the world for the better?

March 06, 2017
The OpenIDEO BridgeBuilder Challenge was recently announced, offering a share of $1 million in funding for "solutions addressing urgent global challenges at the intersection of peace, prosperity, and planet in radically new ways." Startup competitions, hackathons, and competitions such as BridgeBuilder spur action and provide critical feedback as you refine your ideas. Successful ideas rarely get things right the first time… questions and input from diverse stakeholders helps stress-test your ideas and make them better. Plus, based on networking and relationship-building with attendees, you might even attract funding outside of the official prizes! 

What will make you different?

January 31, 2017
US News and World Report recently released a summary of the business school programs receiving the highest number of applicants in 2015. All of the names are well-known schools, and great programs. The numbers cited by their reporting are particularly helpful as you think about your own applications for next year. The thousands of applicants are already self-selecting themselves into an applicant pool with above-average academic, work, and extracurricular credentials. What will make you different?

First impressions count!

March 03, 2015

According to Stanford Professor Carol Kinsey Goman, we decide if people are trustworthy in the first seven seconds of meeting them.

We've all heard the advice about the importance of making a great first impression, and there are many ways to make sure that you put your best foot forward right away. Throughout your career, you will have the chance to introduce yourself one-on-one to people with the potential to be your mentors, employers, and business partners, among others. It offers the opportunity regularly - take advantage of it!

Nine keys to a solid handshake

March 01, 2015

I still remember the best handshake of my life. A warm smile, hand confidently outstretched, exactly the right amount of pressure. It kicked off a great conversation.