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Job Change [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2005, 06:32
Hi Scott,
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

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 [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2005, 12:53
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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.

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 [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2005, 05:08
Hi Scott,
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.

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 [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2005, 05:11
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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.

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2005, 06:13
Hi Scott,
Thanks for the advice.But one of the company is giving me a higher designation and better responibilities.May be they send me for an International assingment.Will that help?

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2005, 08:49
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Possibly. But I still think it will look weird if you take this job and immediately want to leave to go to b-school.

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2005, 00:59
Hi Scott,
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?

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2005, 06:14
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I'm not saying that you won't get in because you changed jobs, but I don't think it it will necessarily help you much, either.

Another way to look at it: Of course you plan on getting in, but what if you don't get accepted this year? Which job would you be happier with? If it's the new, higher-paying job, then go with that!

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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2005, 19:56
Hi Scott,
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?

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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2005, 20:36
Applying to these schools in the third round isn't so bad as it is for US schools, but it is definitely still more difficult to get in in round 3.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2005, 06:51
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How much importance is given to GMAT score in LBS and Insead while taking admission decisions

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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2005, 12:31
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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.

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