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# Devastated and Wore-out of my preparation..Pls Advice

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29 Nov 2013, 01:40

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Prasannajeet

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01 Dec 2013, 11:00
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Prasannajeet

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04 Dec 2013, 20:09
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Think of the pros and cons. If you quit your job, will adcom be suspicious about the time off?

If you've worked at a place for many years - it might be perceived OK.

However, if you have been at this job for < 2 yrs, it may be appear suspicious to them.

Consider an extended vacation - or unpaid leave of absence. Your financial stability is one thing. But the # of months that you enter in your bschool application for # of months you worked at job X is another one. So make sure whatever you do, you take into consideration the above elements.

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04 Dec 2013, 23:09

In my current role I have been > 4.5 yrs.
"Consider an extended vacation - or unpaid leave of absence"....Which is quite impossible in my company...as I am team lead so its next to impossible....

So I am a bit frustrated as not able to focus on my preparation...

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Prasannajeet

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05 Dec 2013, 05:36
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Expert's post
prasannajeet wrote:
Hi Expert..

Background--32 M India...BE in Electronics and Instrumentation... Having more than 10 yrs of Exp in telecom domain.

Want to diversify my field in the field of management so want to live with 1 yr MBA from top 20 or may be 25 brands...

Currently I am preparing for GMAT since 4 months on and off ,however not able to focus the way any GMAT aspirants use to.

Seeking silver bullet from GMAT experts to the problem currently I am experiencing during my preparation.

Now i am thinking to QUIT MY JOB as I can afford to feed my family for 6-7 months ,though its challenging for a candidate like me.By doing this I would concentrate more on my preparation...

If I QUIT MY JOB then will this gonna be a road block during application process.....

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Prasannajeet

In my opinion, it is almost always a bad idea to leave your job for GMAT preparation. GMAT is not a goal in itself - it is a means to a goal. Even MBA from top 20 is not a goal. You want something else in life and you think that MBA is a means to achieve it. Also, MBA is one of the means to achieve it. What if in 2 months you feel differently about your current job, say you get offered a role which was what you actually wanted post MBA - whatever. Also GMAT preparation doesn't need you to sit at home. Most people prepare for it while on a full time job; there is no reason you cannot do the same. Quitting your job is an unnecessary risk.

Also, from admissions perspective, explaining a 6 month break is hard. Preparing for GMAT is not a good enough reason - you will need to do some serious convincing that you actually needed to quit your job. Also, GMAT score is just one of the factors considered by adcom. The 6 month break might actually irk them enough to decline admission even if you have a stellar GMAT score.

Instead, try to invest every free minute in your preparation e.g. reading Economist articles while commuting, using GMAT phone apps to practice Quant questions anywhere etc. You have the entire weekend to devote to your prep. Cut down your social life for a few months. Hopefully, your spouse will understand.
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05 Dec 2013, 09:39
Thank you so much Karishma...

Lemme try to make use of every bit of sec.Hopefully I am gonna stand where I wanted to be.

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