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Employment stability for Langone [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2008, 12:50
It seems that people on this forum think that the Langone program values employment stability but does that apply to all fields? I graduated in 2002 after the tech-bubble burst. My undergrad major was in Computer Science so I ended up hopping jobs a lot. I-95 (aka the technology belt) around Boston, where I moved to after graduation, was heavily influenced by the downturn. Will this be a negative in the eyes of the admissions committee even though I was always employed? It was very common for people to be unemployed for months yet I always found work.

If this is a negative, how do I address and counter it in my application? I'm assuming showing vertical career progression has something to do it it, no?
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Re: Employment stability for Langone [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 07:00
woohaaha wrote:
It seems that people on this forum think that the Langone program values employment stability but does that apply to all fields? I graduated in 2002 after the tech-bubble burst. My undergrad major was in Computer Science so I ended up hopping jobs a lot. I-95 (aka the technology belt) around Boston, where I moved to after graduation, was heavily influenced by the downturn. Will this be a negative in the eyes of the admissions committee even though I was always employed? It was very common for people to be unemployed for months yet I always found work.

If this is a negative, how do I address and counter it in my application? I'm assuming showing vertical career progression has something to do it it, no?


It will be negative, but as long as you can give good explanation/reasoning, it should be ok. What's a good reason? I'm sure there are many, but it definitely should not involve money.
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Re: Employment stability for Langone [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2008, 08:20
as far as employment goes, my guess is that the Langone adcom wants to be assured that you have enough of a professional background to add to the class (as a potential contact, and as a class contributor), that you have a good job now, and that your employment will be stable through their 2 – 3 yr MBA program.

I would emphasize the upward trend of your career and try to damage control all the mobility by presenting the circumstances (downturns, etc) as challenges you faced and overcame. You want to come off as resourceful and determined to remain stably employed, not flighty and opportunistic.

What is your employment history over the past 2 - 3 years like? I think this timeframe would have the most impact.
Re: Employment stability for Langone   [#permalink] 28 Jul 2008, 08:20
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