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Query regarding Work Experience for Bschool Application. [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 03:58
Hi,

I am Dipen from India. Need your guidance on an important query.

I have done my Engineering in Information Technology followed by Masters in Operations Management.

While I was getting my Graduation( Engineering) I had a break of 2 years during which I was handling my family business.
Post my masters, I have a work experience of 2 Years in Supply Chain & Project Management from a reputed firm.

So for my Bschool Application, will my complete experience (2 yrs - Family Business, 2 years - Supply Chain & Project Mgmt) be considered or only the last 2 years :? ?

Thanks for your assistance. :)

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Re: Query regarding Work Experience for Bschool Application. [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 13:19
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dipen01 wrote:
Hi,

I am Dipen from India. Need your guidance on an important query.

I have done my Engineering in Information Technology followed by Masters in Operations Management.

While I was getting my Graduation( Engineering) I had a break of 2 years during which I was handling my family business.
Post my masters, I have a work experience of 2 Years in Supply Chain & Project Management from a reputed firm.

So for my Bschool Application, will my complete experience (2 yrs - Family Business, 2 years - Supply Chain & Project Mgmt) be considered or only the last 2 years :? ?

Thanks for your assistance. :)

Regards,


If you were working full-time for your family business, then you have 4 years of full-time work experience.

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Re: Query regarding Work Experience for Bschool Application. [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 18:47
Thanks Linda for replying.

Yes, it was full time work experience but I don't have experience letter or pay slips to prove it because I was working with my family.

So how do I convince the same through my application / during interview ?
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Re: Query regarding Work Experience for Bschool Application. [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2013, 20:06
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dipen01 wrote:
Thanks Linda for replying.

Yes, it was full time work experience but I don't have experience letter or pay slips to prove it because I was working with my family.

So how do I convince the same through my application / during interview ?


do you have someone other than a relative who can write you a letter of recommendation? An accountant, attorney, supplier, client, or customer? Did you sign any documents on behal of the business? Is there any evidence that you accomplished something while working in the family business?

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Re: Query regarding Work Experience for Bschool Application. [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2013, 06:47
Hey Lynda,

Thanks for replying. I hope, you won't mind replying to few more followup queries. :)

1) I think I can ask clients, customers to write a recommendation, but will that carry a sufficient weight-age, because most are international clients/customers and I am not sure they'd know much with regards to recommendation/references etc. ?

2) I have signed various documents, financial/non financial but what exactly would be appropriate in terms of proving my involvement ?

3) In terms of evidence, if you mean some awards/certifications then I don't think I have any of those, because I was involved in building a mfg unit from start so focus was on Man management, ROI, Break even, trying to be in sync with macro environment etc.

Thanks again.
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Re: Query regarding Work Experience for Bschool Application. [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2013, 18:01
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dipen01 wrote:
Hey Lynda,

Thanks for replying. I hope, you won't mind replying to few more followup queries. :)

1) I think I can ask clients, customers to write a recommendation, but will that carry a sufficient weight-age, because most are international clients/customers and I am not sure they'd know much with regards to recommendation/references etc. ?

2) I have signed various documents, financial/non financial but what exactly would be appropriate in terms of proving my involvement ?

3) In terms of evidence, if you mean some awards/certifications then I don't think I have any of those, because I was involved in building a mfg unit from start so focus was on Man management, ROI, Break even, trying to be in sync with macro environment etc.

Thanks again.

You're welcome. To your questions:

1. You have to do the best with what you've got. Choose the people you feel can write the best letters. You may also want to print out a copy of this for them:
http://www.accepted.com/mba/letters-of- ... ation.aspx .

2. You don't have to prove involvement until you are accepted. The schools don't ask for documentation at this point in time. If they question you during a background check, they'll also tell you then what documentation they will want. For now, just be factual.

Best,
Linda
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