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I did my BBA from a top school in Canada. However 3 years later, my career has not really taken off.
I've done really short term contract administrative work here and there with lots of gaps in between. Most time in these gaps was filled giving interviews that on average took 1 month per company. I just figured if one didn't work out, the other one would. I'd make it to final interviews but then eventually get rejected so I just wasted a lot of time giving interviews.

Then I just turned to contracting agencies and was finally able to find some temp work.

I really really want to apply to masters now as this my only option but my resume is such a mess.
I dont know how to sell my self.

I need professional help in preparing my application

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If I were you, I'd pump my network and try to find a professional mentor who might be able to open some doors for you. Get your foot in the door somewhere and show some career progress before you apply to do an MBA. Another option is to incorporate yourself and start your own company, so when you do temp work and small contract jobs, they will be your clients, and your job continuity will be in tact.


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jonmarrow wrote:
Hi

I did my BBA from a top school in Canada. However 3 years later, my career has not really taken off.
I've done really short term contract administrative work here and there with lots of gaps in between. Most time in these gaps was filled giving interviews that on average took 1 month per company. I just figured if one didn't work out, the other one would. I'd make it to final interviews but then eventually get rejected so I just wasted a lot of time giving interviews.

Then I just turned to contracting agencies and was finally able to find some temp work.

I really really want to apply to masters now as this my only option but my resume is such a mess.
I dont know how to sell my self.

I need professional help in preparing my application


Without knowing exactly what MBA programs and business schools you are interested in I kind of have to agree with MBABoss as the top business schools will require you to have a rather good career progression/work experience in order to consider you for admission. So it does not seem like applying right now would be the best idea if you are aiming for any of the top schools. You would want at least 2 years of full time work experience before applying, ideally.

Any chance of that temp work turning into something more ongoing?

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jonmarrow wrote:
Hi

I did my BBA from a top school in Canada. However 3 years later, my career has not really taken off.
I've done really short term contract administrative work here and there with lots of gaps in between. Most time in these gaps was filled giving interviews that on average took 1 month per company. I just figured if one didn't work out, the other one would. I'd make it to final interviews but then eventually get rejected so I just wasted a lot of time giving interviews.

Then I just turned to contracting agencies and was finally able to find some temp work.

I really really want to apply to masters now as this my only option but my resume is such a mess.
I dont know how to sell my self.

I need professional help in preparing my application


I totally agree with MBABoss. You need to dig deep inside yourself to find why you fail in interviews Why recruiter rejects? It seems that you do not handle the interviews in proper way and most properly you carry this problem with you during MBA interviews. More importantly, you need to know if your capabilities match the jobs on which you apply. You need to build a career record before going to any MBA program for yourself.

Good luck

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