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Pls advise ... not sure what to do [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2008, 04:03
I took GMAT twice and scored 640. Improved on Q second time, but V really took me down. I know I can improve. Am practicing. Was planning to re-take GMAT around 13 Sept (the 31 calendar days clause).

BTW thanks to GMATClub - improved my Q score and I still have a few more practices left and I know those will only help me improve. Also thanks to chineseburned got a 6 in AWA this time.

Back to the problem - guess what, a couple of days back my client company tells me I'm part of a budget cut. I'll be sitting for an interview after 4 long years so I have to brush up my technical skills if I still want to have a job. Also, am not sure whether I'd have a job in US or have go back to my country.

So now do I study for my interview or fully concentrate on my GMAT. I was planning to get started on my essays and re-take GMAT, but now I absolutely don't know what to do.
Since I'm a consultant, my parent company is retaining me and is on the lookout for something for me. But I'm not sure given the bad timing, do I continue with my GMAT prep or postpone it by a year (2010 fall) given all this mess. I really don't want to do that, but not sure. I'm already 26.

Also, if I applied this year I could ask my current Manager from my consultancy firm to write my recco. But if I apply in 2010, the he'd be my previous supervisor.

Honestly, I'm confused on all fronts :cry: . Pls help.

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Re: Pls advise ... not sure what to do [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2008, 04:36
That's a tough one my friend ... and I feel your stress. Budget cuts are not nice (I've been the victim of one myself). Here is what I think you can do:

1. Target R2 instead of R1. For now, brush up on your technical skills and forget about the GMAT and MBA. Once you are more secure, then go back to the GMAT and MBA preparations.

2. Tell your boss that you are applying for business school and that you will happily resign at the end of the year. You save the company money by not getting your payout. In return, you work at the company until you finish all your apps.

I wish you all the best of luck. At 26 you are a spring chicken compared to me!
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Re: Pls advise ... not sure what to do [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2008, 12:41
Thanks BSchoolorBust! Your words of encouragement did work :)
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