Male, 30, Argentina
Experience: 4 years experience in multinational oil company (Europe), 1 year experience in NGO (Africa).
Anyone has got any experience of an applicant who is unemployed at the moment of submitting his application? (bad signal?) I'm considering resigning from my company to take a year off before starting the MBA ('08), but I don't want to spoil my application just because I'm unemployed at the moment of applying. Any comments?
I only know of one person who did this, and the last I heard from thing "things were not going well".
I'd suggest you only consider this if you can seriously think of a VERY LEGITIMATE reason to do so.
For instance, if your post-mba goals are to go work in China, and you take a year off to do an intensive language course in China while living with a family there in other to "broaden your cultural understanding", you might have a legitimate and reasonable (while also interesting) explanation as to why you quit.
If on the other hand you quit and decide to hang out or just work on your apps, you will find yourself in hot water. Moreover, dont forget you need recommendations! Dont burn any bridges!
On balance, I wouldn't do it.