Just wanted to get a gauge of when people generally start preparing for their interviews to MBA schools? e.g. do you start preparing right after you submit your applications, just to give yourselves enough time? How much time do you actually spend in preparation? And what types of things do you do to prepare? I know the common things are to research your school, and look at some of the common interview questions posted online, but anything else you folks do? e.g. do any mock interviews with consulting companies, etc?
Well I can tell you what we do with our clients. It's a bit different every time, and I think the first step is to recognize your interview strengths and weaknesses. Are you normally articulate, charming a fantastic rhetorician with perfect english?? then you will need less.
But anyhow, EVERYBODY can use at least 2 sessions. First would be a cold run - just prepare the most common questions, do a mock interview with someone and see how it goes and get feedback. Then start "fixing" - working on your answers, your stories, preparing more "odd" questions, more aggressive questions, and mock again. It can be useful to use a professional cause they have seen it all before and have a certain sensitivity to what works and what doesn't.
Usually starting too early won't help you that much. 1-2 weeks before is more than enough.
Hope this helps!!!
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