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Calling all Applicants: INSEAD Jan 2019 Intake (Class of Dec 2019)

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People, any more invites for Jan 19 - R1 applicants? Is there another group (whatsapp/telegram) where this is being discussed?

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Invited yesterday by email! My AO is AN. I'm French based in Cambodia
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Congrats benjitoz. Best of luck. :)
When is the interview scheduled and is there any flexibility in interview dates?

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Hi everyone,
I am currently preparing my application for R2.
A couple of infos about me: Italian, woman, 29, GMAT 690, consultant.

I am looking for official recommendation letters questions, but I only found the ones of last years (2017/2018). Do you have any idea if they are the same for Jan 2019? Here below the questions I found:

1. Comment on the candidate’s career progress to date and his/her career focus.

2. What do you consider to be the candidate’s major strengths? Comment on the factors that distinguish the candidate from other individuals at his/her level.

3. What do you consider to be the candidate’s major weaknesses?

4. Comment on the candidate’s potential for senior management. Do you see him/her as a future leader?

5. Describe the candidate as a person. Comment on his/her ability to establish and maintain relationships, sensitivity to others, self-confidence, attitude, etc. Specifically comment on the candidate’s behaviour or skills in a group setting/team environment.

Thank you for your consideration
Yes, these are the same

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Thanks! I'm based in London, although originally from Southeast Asia (not sure whether that plays any role)
just got my invite !


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Hi guys
For those who already did the video interviews. Is there a balance between personal/professional questions or is it completely random?
Thanks!
I have an excellent blog on my website re: INSEAD video q's and my assistant updates any and all new questions that candidates bring to me on that blog. So there you can see the nature of the questions they there, however I cannot say if the actual MIX of questions given to the candidates is to deliberately split in some type of % personal % professional...would love for you guys to help answer this - in terms of questions that could be categorized as Personal vs. Professional that INSEAD lobbed at you.

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Originally posted by MBAPrepCoach on 18 Apr 2018, 04:58.
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People, any more invites for Jan 19 - R1 applicants? Is there another group (whatsapp/telegram) where this is being discussed?

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GMAT Club will not allow me to gather personal data from you guys so I cannot be involved with the WhatsApp group but if you can organize that independently have at it of course.

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Wow so early! They have until the 20th to reply...

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Round two applicants you might find it helpful to make a list of all your projects, the results associated with those projects (value delivered) and then some thoughts about what personal qualities those things reflect. What qualities would you have to have to get those results?

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Dear Farrell and future potential classmates,

I have a problem with the word limit of the third job essay. I have 8 years of experience and worked in 7 different positions in 2 companies. Also, I have 2 radical change in my career path, firstly from engineering to HR, and then from HR to finance.
So if I want to explain my career path with rational behind my choices and mention my learning from each job, I cannot summarize it less than 600 words, which I think is far beyond the expected word limit. What is a reasonable word limit for this question and what is your advice for me? Do you suggest me to cut some of the positions I have had in this essay?

Thanks in advance


You're not allowed to submit if it's longer than the word limit. You can do it; just summarize, and yes, you can cut some of the positions in order to give more space to the important ones. Do you really need to describe all seven positions in detail, or is it sufficient to highlight one or two while noting you moved up within the company? The change from engineering to HR to finance is certainly worth explaining, especially in terms of motivations.
merlion this is good advice however so the job essays there is no enforced word limit, unless things have changed? Just this year they've become extremely strict about word limit for motivation issues however for the job essays there is no specific limit.

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Round two applicants you might find it helpful to make a list of all your projects, the results associated with those projects (value delivered) and then some thoughts about what personal qualities those things reflect. What qualities would you have to have to get those results?

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Dear Farrell and future potential classmates,

I have a problem with the word limit of the third job essay. I have 8 years of experience and worked in 7 different positions in 2 companies. Also, I have 2 radical change in my career path, firstly from engineering to HR, and then from HR to finance.
So if I want to explain my career path with rational behind my choices and mention my learning from each job, I cannot summarize it less than 600 words, which I think is far beyond the expected word limit. What is a reasonable word limit for this question and what is your advice for me? Do you suggest me to cut some of the positions I have had in this essay?

Thanks in advance
I would say that you was should strive to get it under 400 words and there is definitely a way for you to summarize things, think about your overall trajectory and the industry changes.... and then discuss the job shifts inside of that after giving them the context.

Make this more targeted than comprehensive. Idea is to give them more feelings for why you made these choices which is beyond your resume, don't repeat stuff that's on your resume for the sake of being complete or something.

It's okay to be brief about certain jobs really just think about what YOU would want to read from somebody on this question? Answer the question but don't give them every tiny detail, overriding objective here is to get to know you and so continue in pursuit of that aim.

They want to better understand how your mind works how you make decisions...that kind of thing. They don't actually care what your career trajectory/ job content has been it's about using the information about that to **discern** if you have the qualities that they are seeking, teamwork, problem solving skills, strategic thinking, etc. They want for you to connect the dots to create a narrative on where you come from and where you're going.

Always important to really think about what they are trying to get out of each question before writing it.

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homaiooni wrote:
MBAPrepCoach wrote:
Round two applicants you might find it helpful to make a list of all your projects, the results associated with those projects (value delivered) and then some thoughts about what personal qualities those things reflect. What qualities would you have to have to get those results?

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Dear Farrell and future potential classmates,

I have a problem with the word limit of the third job essay. I have 8 years of experience and worked in 7 different positions in 2 companies. Also, I have 2 radical change in my career path, firstly from engineering to HR, and then from HR to finance.
So if I want to explain my career path with rational behind my choices and mention my learning from each job, I cannot summarize it less than 600 words, which I think is far beyond the expected word limit. What is a reasonable word limit for this question and what is your advice for me? Do you suggest me to cut some of the positions I have had in this essay?

Thanks in advance


I experienced a similar problem when I was submitting for Round 1. I switched across 5 positions and 2 companies (2 different industries) - from Engineering to Supply Chain and from Consumer goods to Healthcare. Summarize as much as possible and speak about your motivations (1-2 lines), what you learned during it and which led to motivation for second switch (2-3 lines). Rinse and Repeat. That is the only way to cut it down. I put it in fewer than 500 words. It is possible. Just needs a fair bit of revision.
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Congrats benjitoz. Best of luck. :)
When is the interview scheduled and is there any flexibility in interview dates?

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AO sent me names, email addresses and phone numbers of 2 alumnus based near me. I have to contact them to organize interviews between now and May 11th

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Just got dinged for R1. AO was CT
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Just got dinged for R1. AO was CT


Sorry to hear that. Was that today? (Just wondering whether dings have just started coming out or whether they started last week).

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Just got dinged for R1. AO was CT


Sorry to hear that. Was that today? (Just wondering whether dings have just started coming out or whether they started last week).

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New post 18 Apr 2018, 12:37
Hi,

Is it true that for INSEAD the last two days are mostly for rejections?
I still have not received reply for R1 application.

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Is it true that for INSEAD the last two days are mostly for rejections?
I still have not received reply for R1 application.

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Yes. I just got an invite too.

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Indian living in India. Just got an invite. Don't lose hope, guys!

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