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Short Term Goal [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2013, 01:24
Hi,

I am in a dilemma with regards to my post MBA sort term goal:

1. Initially, I had written the goals statement straight from my heart (as everyone suggests) - I want to be a Management Consultant for a top consulting strategy firm with a focus on Energy sector (I have worked in Energy throughout my career, and want to transition to MC).

2. But then I realized that no that the top firms hire only for generalist roles, and allow their employees to find their niche in due course of time.

3. So I changed it to plain jane Management Consulting. But this doesn't sound too specific. Though there are some transferable skills that I can speak about, but not very relevant to my past experience.

My question is: When the question asks about my short term goal: Can I mention 2 short goals: Either MC with a top firm OR Business Development/ Strategy in Energy industry. This makes my goals look more credible. They are specific goals, yet shows my flexibility.

Your views on this.

Thank you.
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Re: Short Term Goal [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2013, 07:17
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Yes, you can do that. It shows awareness of the reality of the post-MBA employment scenario and also shows strategic career planning. The key to making it work in the essays is to make a convincing case for both, and also show your preference – plan A, with plan B being another appealing and feasible way to reach your long-term goals.
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Re: Short Term Goal [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2014, 02:29
Hi Cindy,

Thank you for the response!
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