4 Tips For Team Interviews
"4 Tips For Team Interviews" is part of our series Navigate the MBA Maze.
Since so much of b-school life and learning includes team discussions, the adcom needed a tool for assessing how applicants will fit in the team-based discussion culture of their programs. Thus, the Team-Based Discussion (TBD) was born.
In team-based interviews, applicants need to use a different set of skills than they use during traditional, individual interviews. Personal interviews require one-on-one presentation, interpersonal skills, and self-awareness, while team interviews require critical thinking, listening, persuasion, and leadership.
Here are four to-do’s to help you win an Academy Award for your performance in an interview:
TIP: Don’t bring a 400-page stack of papers! You don’t want to spend the whole time shuffling through your notes, making noise and ignoring your co-interviewees while they speak. Paperless notes on a tablet may reduce the shuffle, but they won’t reduce the distraction – keep paperless notes to a minimum as well.
Team-based interviews are totally different from your typical interview experience, which means you need to prepare for them in a completely different way. Check out Accepted's Mock TBD Interview Services to learn how we can help you prep for your group interview.
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