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# Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate?

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09 Dec 2013, 06:10
We have the electronic tools but maybe not the personal ones. I guess it just takes getting used to, like anything else. Practice makes.... it easier. Not everyone's going to be super-professional but I guess we all have some experience with presenting ourselves by now, or should have.
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15 Dec 2013, 01:38
That's what the video will show - another dimension to our personality. In an essay you get thoughts but not personality - there's no body language and usually no humor. There are things that can come across in a video that the adcoms would never be able to guess from an essay. But the essays are still important as an indication of how cogently you can express your thoughts and ideas.
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24 Dec 2013, 04:33
Right! Most of us have done one or two job interviews online. The video thing is nothing to worry about - it's just different.
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28 Dec 2013, 22:31
In order for this test to be a good predictor, which it was in my case, you have to have a decent set of stats and know that on the whole you have a good application. If you have mediocre stats you're not going to be pleased with the results.
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06 Jan 2014, 06:17
What do you mean by mediocre stats? Is a 720 GMAT mediocre? Or 680? You can improve your GMAT score but there's not much you can do about your GPA. I think the trick with this tool is to be honest about assessing your essays.
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12 Jan 2014, 04:12
Right. It's just obvious that if you have a 720 GMAT or more your results will be better but if you have a lower GMAT then your essays had better be really good. But you have to try to be honest about assessing them. In any case, the Vocaz is worth doing just to give you an idea. Look at it as an opportunity to gauge yourself, and don't get discouraged by a less than stellar result.
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21 Jan 2014, 01:52
Yeah, well... assessing your essays is a pretty subjective thing and makes a big difference to your results with this tool. One thing is for sure - the grammar, spelling and sentence structure have to be perfect so get that checked by someone else before you go any further.
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27 Jan 2014, 02:46
The essays don't have to be perfect for the Vocaz tool but they do when you send them in. Technically perfect. I don't know how much of an effect it has on being a successful applicant but mistakes are noticeable and do get noticed, believe me.
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03 Feb 2014, 01:30
One spelling mistake might be viewed as a typo but anything more than that shows a lack of oversight and thoroughness and brings negative attention to any written piece. It might be slight but its unfortunate. Get everything triple checked. Also for videos - no slang.
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09 Feb 2014, 05:51
OK, no slang in the video. How about a red dress or a polkadot bow tie?
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15 Feb 2014, 08:39
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I'm not sure that's the way you want to stand out, but if you think you can get away with it, go for it. You don't have to look like a paper cut-out of a suit.
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23 Feb 2014, 11:26
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Seriously, is there any room for leeway or levity in the entire application process? The whole thing is extremely stressful once you've put your mind to getting in to one of the best schools. The only thing I can think of that might make it less anxiety producing would be leave yourself plenty of time (how many people do that?), and pace the different stages carefully.
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02 Mar 2014, 13:32
Is that what you did?
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08 Mar 2014, 00:01
Well, I did my GMAT in September after deciding to do an MBA at the end of last summer. That's not exactly leaving a lot of time but enough to try for Round Two at the schools I wanted. I got a 680 and figured I would do it again before the Round Two application deadlines. Then I started to work on my resume and essays. So I basically had four months to work on everything else. It's hard when you are working, but certainly doable. If you can get a good GMAT out of the way in the beginning, you have a tremendous advantage.
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27 Apr 2014, 08:05
Well, 4 months is more than enough, depending on the number of schools you are applying to, but getting the GMAT out of the way early is definitely a good advice and something all candidates wish for.
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20 May 2014, 07:26
You can start with the GMAT really early (even 2-3 years before applying) since scores are valid for 5 years. If you know now that you will apply in the next few years, getting a head start with the GMAT might be a good idea.
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29 May 2014, 07:02
I agree with leaving yourself plenty of time and pacing the different stages carefully. Better start with preparing yourself before getting your GMAT. There are lots of preparatory test that would help you prepare for the actual thing. A good GMAT score at the first round is very advantageous.
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16 Jun 2014, 07:36
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In case you have enough time, I suggest you also invest it in schools research and thinking about your career goals.
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24 Jun 2014, 21:53
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OK, no slang in the video. How about a red dress or a polkadot bow tie?

Regarding the video, my opinion is to treat it like an interview - dress/speak/behave professionaly.
And another thing - in addition to making sure you look good, make sure everything behind you is "profesisonal" as well (no stupid posters on the wall that can be seen on camera...).
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29 Jul 2014, 00:00
Also, I may add, make sure your audio recording is clear! Speak loud enough in front of the camera.
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