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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2008, 21:21
regarding age.well i am 28, will be 28 at matriculation, but guess what? I have 9 years of experience..thats right..i might as well not apply :(

I think if HBS is trending younger its probably the most stupidest thing...cause i can tell you as the youngest guy in every freaking group i ever worked for..I had to work harder than the rest to prove myself..those young minted HBS mba are in for a lot of social trauma..
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2008, 04:46
Guys,

Anybody here giving a telephonic interview for HBS? how are you guys preparing?

Does anyone have experience with telephonic interviews?
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2008, 05:07
Congrats everyone on the interview invites! I've added to the list on the first page. There were some missing. CompanyMan, check with Lepium a current student, he may have had a telephonic interview.
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2008, 06:32
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Guys,

Anybody here giving a telephonic interview for HBS? how are you guys preparing?

Does anyone have experience with telephonic interviews?


I generally quite like telephonic interviews. At the very least, it allows you to have a good amount of notes in front of you in case you have any questions that stump you. Of course, be wary of actually reading responses and coming off as robotic. I think the main downsides to a telephonic interview are that it can be more difficult to "connect" with the person because of a lack of non-verbal cues, plus the risks of technical difficulties and difficult communication due to accents. One piece of advice I have is to dress at least semi-professionaly during the call. It sounds goofy, but I think you somehow naturally come off as more professional and confident if you're wearing normal clothes, as opposed to talking in your pajamas. Good luck!
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2008, 06:34
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Congrats everyone on the interview invites! I've added to the list on the first page. There were some missing. CompanyMan, check with Lepium a current student, he may have had a telephonic interview.


Looks like GMATClub is running >50% on interview invites! 8-)
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2008, 06:57
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Congrats everyone on the interview invites! I've added to the list on the first page. There were some missing. CompanyMan, check with Lepium a current student, he may have had a telephonic interview.


Looks like GMATClub is running >50% on interview invites! 8-)


Truly inspiring for us R2 folks. Congratulations once again everyone.
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2008, 07:07
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Guys,

Anybody here giving a telephonic interview for HBS? how are you guys preparing?

Does anyone have experience with telephonic interviews?


I generally quite like telephonic interviews. At the very least, it allows you to have a good amount of notes in front of you in case you have any questions that stump you. Of course, be wary of actually reading responses and coming off as robotic. I think the main downsides to a telephonic interview are that it can be more difficult to "connect" with the person because of a lack of non-verbal cues, plus the risks of technical difficulties and difficult communication due to accents. One piece of advice I have is to dress at least semi-professionaly during the call. It sounds goofy, but I think you somehow naturally come off as more professional and confident if you're wearing normal clothes, as opposed to talking in your pajamas. Good luck!


Well, I have no prior experience with telephonic, hell i have only given one formal interview in my life yet...

I am more worried about accents.. pre conceived notions regarding personalities develop from accents.
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2008, 07:11
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Guys,

Anybody here giving a telephonic interview for HBS? how are you guys preparing?

Does anyone have experience with telephonic interviews?


I generally quite like telephonic interviews. At the very least, it allows you to have a good amount of notes in front of you in case you have any questions that stump you. Of course, be wary of actually reading responses and coming off as robotic. I think the main downsides to a telephonic interview are that it can be more difficult to "connect" with the person because of a lack of non-verbal cues, plus the risks of technical difficulties and difficult communication due to accents. One piece of advice I have is to dress at least semi-professionaly during the call. It sounds goofy, but I think you somehow naturally come off as more professional and confident if you're wearing normal clothes, as opposed to talking in your pajamas. Good luck!


Well, I have no prior experience with telephonic, hell i have only given one formal interview in my life yet...

I am more worried about accents.. pre conceived notions regarding personalities develop from accents.


Assuming you're from a fairly typical MBA student location I wouldn't worry too much about stereotypes inferred from your accent. I'm sure the adcoms have spoken to hundreds, if not thousands, of people with a similar accent and would not be naive enough to assume something about your personality based off of it.
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2008, 06:19
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BusinessWeek is also reporting that many of the typical gilded resumes (top tier bulge bracket bank => multi-billion dollar PE firm) are not being interviewed this year. This is very unusual.


if this is indeed true, then good for Harvard.


Why do you say that? I don't disagree or agree, I'm just curious what your reasoning is.


I said that because I don't think IB and PE are going to be major hirers of MBAs in the near future (maybe 5-10 yrs). It makes sense for Harvard (or any other b-school) to reduce the number of people they take from this field, many of whom probably said they wanted to return to PE/IB. Other fields such as healthcare and energy are gaining in popularity among b-school graduates, and in order to make room for these folks, HBS is making cuts among PE/IB people.

Just my theory. I have nothing against people in IB/PE (except maybe a slight jealousy at what I can imagine is the size of their bank accounts).
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2008, 19:43
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I'm in the same boat as you, my friend. Don't worry...somebody will welcome our aging minds.


Hey MeddlingKid, it's weird, I've never felt "old" in my life until I started the HBS application!

BTW, all the very best for your Wharton interview! I've just scheduled mine for next week.

BTW guys, does you HBS status still say "Submitted"? I thought it might change to "Complete" or something.

Anyway, all the best to those who have received invites from HBS!!
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2008, 07:52
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BTW guys, does you HBS status still say "Submitted"? I thought it might change to "Complete" or something.


Still says submitted.
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 11:35
Anyone have their interview yet or have one coming up soon?
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 11:41
A week from tomorrow for me. I believe that interviews start tomorrow at the satellite sites, but campus interviews start on the 1st.
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 14:03
What time are you?

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A week from tomorrow for me. I believe that interviews start tomorrow at the satellite sites, but campus interviews start on the 1st.

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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 14:22
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Heh - same here. What time are you?

rca215 wrote:
A week from tomorrow for me. I believe that interviews start tomorrow at the satellite sites, but campus interviews start on the 1st.


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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 14:37
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 15:29
Are you local? If not, are you coming in that morning or the night before? (I'm local...about 10 minute walk)
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 15:43
Not local...

Going to be working out of my company's boston office for the week, so i'm gonna be there for a while.

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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 22:39
great to read about the interview invites!
i just started working on my hbs essays, long way to go
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