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Clear vision vs. hireability?

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I had an interesting discussion the other day that has challenged what I felt was an easy decision with regard to how to tell my own story. I have had a very clear vision of exactly what I want to do, how an MBA is needed, why MBA from program __, and the network within the industry to help me get there.

The thing is though, it is a very competitive industry that doesn't have that many MBA's in comparison to say CPG brand management or consulting or anything. Would it be better to craft a story of I've done ___ and want to do __(something more established like marketing with a large tech company), and work around that because the adcom might see that as "yes, we send a lot of people into that, there are opportunities there"

OR do I stick with the clear vision on the less open industry? Basically number of opportunities for being hired vs this is the exact position and shortlist of companies I want to work for.
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redfield wrote:
I had an interesting discussion the other day that has challenged what I felt was an easy decision with regard to how to tell my own story. I have had a very clear vision of exactly what I want to do, how an MBA is needed, why MBA from program __, and the network within the industry to help me get there.

The thing is though, it is a very competitive industry that doesn't have that many MBA's in comparison to say CPG brand management or consulting or anything. Would it be better to craft a story of I've done ___ and want to do __(something more established like marketing with a large tech company), and work around that because the adcom might see that as "yes, we send a lot of people into that, there are opportunities there"

OR do I stick with the clear vision on the less open industry? Basically number of opportunities for being hired vs this is the exact position and shortlist of companies I want to work for.


The perspective you should try and take in order to understand if your goals are good for an MBA application or not are those of a potential recruiter post-graduation:

- Do you have the experience needed to join industry X and job X?
- Do you have the skills and the knowledge?
- Facing 100 other top candidates from the same school, why would they choose you?

Having a clear vision is very very helpful, but it's not enough. the vision needs to be logical, plausible, ambitious and based on your own experience as well.

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http://admissionado.com/mba/sharpen-them-goals/
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redfield wrote:
I had an interesting discussion the other day that has challenged what I felt was an easy decision with regard to how to tell my own story. I have had a very clear vision of exactly what I want to do, how an MBA is needed, why MBA from program __, and the network within the industry to help me get there.

The thing is though, it is a very competitive industry that doesn't have that many MBA's in comparison to say CPG brand management or consulting or anything. Would it be better to craft a story of I've done ___ and want to do __(something more established like marketing with a large tech company), and work around that because the adcom might see that as "yes, we send a lot of people into that, there are opportunities there"

OR do I stick with the clear vision on the less open industry? Basically number of opportunities for being hired vs this is the exact position and shortlist of companies I want to work for.


redfield I have two main criteria for goals/narrative/candidate positioning

1) must connect the dots. you need to have a relevant data point for the goal you are putting out there. I once worked with a periodontist who wanted to become a hedge fund manager just because. You need to have compelling value proposition for the post-MBA recruiter - where you have prior experience and with the education, seem very interesting.

2.) must require an MBA. You need to have an MBA to do this job. They are rationing precious seats and charging you $200K.
And for you personally, you need to be entering a job where the MBA opens the door to dream job. If it doesn't you have a dog on your hands, in terms of the job or the goal of getting an MBA. That isn't to say you can either be a consultant or a banker. But the MBA needs to be a deciding factor.

One other criteria - if this is your real goal, make sure it's a job that will allow you to repay $200K in loans. If you can get this done with networking and Coursera maybe an MBA isn't the best choice.
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