Hello! I am a non US native. Graduated from US university in 2007 and have been working in business consulting since graduation. Recently I quit my job to study full time for the GMAT.
I am hoping I can get some advice since I have been studying consistently for the GMAT for 5 months and I have not yet seen my efforts pay off. I am truly trying to be optimistic and keep going, but I am starting to question if I will be able to obtain a GMAT score worthy of a top 10 business school. I need guidance.
My concern is that my next attempt will be my fourth and I still need to raise my score 150 points to be a competitive candidate. (Shooting for GMAT 700- International scholarship)
1st attempt- 2007 after graduation -not prepared for the test- cancelled my score
2nd attempt- December 2010- GMAT score of 500- GMAT PREP 600
3rd attempt- March 2011- GMAT score 550- GMAT PREP 680
I am forcing myself to take the test one more time and study for another 3 months.
The new study plan is to develop the following material from cover to cover:Official guide 11
and 12Manhattan Review
- GMAT collection (8 books)Kaplan Premier
Sentence Correction Bible
Critical Reasoning Bible
Please tell me if it is worth doing this or if schools will not find me as a desirable candidate due to the number of times I have taken the GMAT. Also, I would like to know if not having a job for more then 6 months will work against me during the application process. Studying for the GMAT is taking me longer than I had anticipated.