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I have been recently offered a job by one of the major US software companies in India.I am planning to apply for MBA 2006 session in Harvard,Tuck etc.There are not much change in responsibilities,only the salary part is good and it's a brand name.So, i wanted to ask is it advisiable to change job at this moment? Will it have a negative effect on my application.your inputs will be greatly appreciated
I don't think that it hurts you terribly to change jobs now, but if you do (and you write about it in your app), a natural question that will come up is, "Why do you want to get an MBA now, when you've just changed jobs? Why then did you change jobs?"
I know that the better brand name may seem appealing, but this will only help you so much. Remember that adcomms are more interested in YOU than in your company.
Overall, I guess it won't hurt you chances much if you change jobs, as long as you can credibly answer the questions I raised above.
Again i have question related to my Job. I have been offered job by two major companies .One of them companies is offering me a higher designation (From Software Engineer to Senior Software Engineer) and salary structure is same for both the companies.For one of the companies i have to change my place that i don't want to do as i am planning to give my GMAT again and submit my applications.
The major difference is that salary part is much higher then what i am getting at my current organization.So is it advisible to change my company at this stage of my career when i will be applying in the second round of major B-schools for 2006 session.
I think the same question remains: If adcomms see that you just changed jobs, they'll naturally ask why you want to leave and go to b-school right away. The higher salary is nice, but I don't think it will make much a difference in terms of helping yo uget into b-school.
I agree with you but the thing that my salary is quite less at my present organization, so i personally feel that it was also one of the reasons i couldn't get into a good B-school.May be they see salaries before joining the MBA class?
Secondly, new salary will help me to meet my expenses related to applying to the B-school.Last year i had to take the loan to apply to various B-schools last year and i am still paying the loan for that?So i feel in that way changing job will benefit me financially.Will this convince adcom about my decision?
I am planning to give my GMAT again and i am planning to apply to Insead and LBS.I wanted to ask that it will be difficult for me to apply for the Second round.Is it advisabe to apply in Third round of LBS and Insead,as they have four rounds sof admission? My major concern is, as in case of US top ten B-schools, it is advised not to apply in the third round, does the same apply to LBS and Insead also?
I think its fair to expect that LBS and INSEAD place as much emphasis on the GMAT as other schools. (nor more, no less). Our advice is always to try and get within the middle-80% range for a given school's average GMAT scores. Most schools publish this info on their web sites, and we include this info in our book.