Invitation for interview
I have been invited for interview. Is it a good news that increases my acceptance? What is your tips regarding this event?
- Eric Allen expert First of all that's great news - congrats. What schools @ebrahimsaleh ebi ? (if you don't mind sharing of course). The fact that you have been invited for an interview means that you made the first cut (unless you are applying to a school that invites everyone and usually those interviews are driven by the user). Now you have to deliver the final blow. Your interview needs to really drive home your brand, demonstrate your professionalism and personality, and make this a no-brainer. If we can help with resume prep, definitely let me know. Remember - you need to know what you want to say going into the interview. Good luck with it.
- ebrahimsaleh ebi Thank you Eric for your comment, I have been invited by two colleges, Case Western Reserve University and Babson College. Unfortunately I don't know if they invite all their applicant or not. What's your Idea?
- Jay Mixter expert That's good news. Most schools will only invite applicants they are most interested in to interview. Your chances of admission just went up! As far as preparation goes, do your homework thoroughly on the school and know your own career story (long and short term goals, why that career, where the MBA fits in, why that school). Think also about what unique experiences have prepared you and set you apart. Know your own "elevator pitch" because you are likely to get asked at least one open-ended question like "What should I know about you?", "How would others describe you" and "what should I know that might not be obvious from your resume?". To keep the interviewer engaged, keep your initial answers fairly short and focused on the specific question they asked; you can always ask if they want you to expand on anything. Get there early, be relaxed, and start your session by getting to know something about the interviewers background (or find out ahead of time if you can). Be sure to have a bunch of thoughtful questions you can ask them since most interviews will reserve the last part of your session for your questions. Good luck!