Author Archive - Kaplan

GMAT Quantitative: Two Types of Mixture Problems

By - May 18, 14:25 PM   Comments [0]

Be prepared to solve questions about both proportions and combinations. Mixture problems show up frequently on the Quantitative section of the GMAT and fall into two basic categories. As each type of mixture question will be approached in fairly different ways, it is important that you...

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How to Get Promoted

By - May 16, 06:13 AM   Comments [0]

Pose these questions to yourself as you strategize to advance your career. The first rule of getting promoted is that you have to ask for it. It’s amazing how many people think that if they put their heads down, do the work, and hit every deadline,...

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How to Get Promoted

By - May 16, 06:13 AM   Comments [0]

Pose these questions to yourself as you strategize to advance your career. The first rule of getting promoted is that you have to ask for it. It’s amazing how many people think that if they put their heads down, do the work, and hit every deadline,...

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Land Your Score: Brush up on Ratios

By - May 11, 07:44 AM   Comments [0]

Remember these basic rules when dealing with proportional relationships. We encounter proportions frequently in everyday life. When we cook, we add proportional measurements of ingredients. If you are arranging flowers in a vase, you might want to add 2 stems of one type of bloom for...

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4 Ways to Project Leadership Qualities

By - May 9, 08:23 AM   Comments [0]

Here are four ways to project executive presence. You’ll learn many sophisticated management theories in business school, and they will make you a more effective leader. But some part of leadership still comes down to a less easily quantifiable essence, a “she has it” quality that...

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Harvard Business School Admit Shares His Good News

By - May 4, 08:55 AM   Comments [0]

Watch an HBS applicant find out about his acceptance. From tips for packaging your resume to the best practices of successful applicants—here’s what’s happening in our latest roundup of business school news. Getting in at Harvard Business School Meet Kel Jackson, an aspiring MBA who’s decided to allow...

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Advance Your Career with a Side Hustle

By - May 2, 09:15 AM   Comments [0]

Hustling isn’t just about money—it can advance your career. The work world has been upended, and we can expect to work for multiple employers over the course of our careers—not just one. Increasingly, employees are developing side hustles as alternative ways to improve their skills, increase...

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Land Your Score: Reading Comprehension Passage Mapping

By - Apr 27, 12:15 PM   Comments [0]

Orient yourself to important themes using navigational reading strategies. In a recent Kaplan GMAT class, several of my students were very excited about the results they were seeing from using the Kaplan Method for Reading Comprehension. I’ve discussed this Method before, but now I want to...

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Land Your Score: Reading Comprehension Passage Mapping

By - Apr 27, 12:15 PM   Comments [0]

Orient yourself to important themes using navigational reading strategies. In a recent Kaplan GMAT class, several of my students were very excited about the results they were seeing from using the Kaplan Method for Reading Comprehension. I’ve discussed this Method before, but now I want to...

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6 Secrets of People Who Network Successfully

By - Apr 25, 09:41 AM   Comments [0]

Surprise! You may be better at networking than you think. Too many people assume they’re no good at networking, and pretty much everyone says they dread it. But your next job opportunity will likely come from someone you know—as will most other opportunities that cross your...

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