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The video interview is basically (and eerily) similar to the TOEFL Speaking section. You get 45 second to prep, 60 seconds to answer. Record yourself as many times as possible!! I have my candidates record themselves, upload to YouTube and send me the link so I can coach them around it.

For the “give me an example” questions use STAR format https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situation ... on,_Result

The questions are below. Prep a 1-min pitch for each. Eliminate “ums” and stuff – but the key to doing well here is to be as NATURAL as possible.

Do NOT have a script on the screen and “read” from it.
Do NOT sound like a robot who memorized each of the answers.
Do make little grammatical mistakes – it’s charming.
Smile.

And all the basic stuff like dress accordingly, check wifi, be aware of your backdrop. *Do not have posters of naked women on the wall behind you.*

What are you expecting to learn during your INSEAD MBA?
How would your colleagues describe your leadership style? Give an example
How would you fight stereotypes in a work environment?
You are starting a new project with team members coming from different cultures and educational background. How would you make them meet?
What do you do when someone comes to you with a problem?
What was the most interesting project you have worked on? Why was it interesting to you?
What does diversity mean to you?
How do you keep track of your vision? Or that of your company?
Why INSEAD?
How would you establish the foundations of your company?
What is your management style?
How did you build your international experience?
What is diversity according to you?
Describe one situation where you faced ethical dilemma? How did you resolve it? What factors did you consider while resolving it?
What according to you is required to start and run a successful business?
One project which interested you the most and why?
If you could teach a class on any topic, what would it be and why?
Tell me what you like most about INSEAD.
Give me an example of how you convinced your other team members.
Give me an example of how you were attracted by culture from other countries.
What are 3 key successful factors to be an entrepreneur.
If you had an extra hour every day, what would you do with it?
What word describes you best and why?
Tell us about the first job you ever had?
What’s the best book you have ever read and why?
When you have a problem, whom do you approach for advice and why?
What accomplishment are you really proud of?
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?
If you could witness any event..past present or future-what would it be?
Tell us about an organization or activity in which you have dedicated significant time. Why was it meaningful to you?
What have anyone done good for you and how did you felt about it?
Tell us about the most interesting place you’ve traveled to. What did you enjoy most about it.
What invention during your lifetime has had the biggest impact on you and why?
If money was not a concern, what would you do?
What is the most meaningful thing anyone has done for you in your life?
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
What food do you like? Will you be able to eat that food everyday?
How have you changed in the last 5 years?
Whom do you respect most, and why?
What is your favorite motto or quote, and why
What risk have you taken and what did you learn?
What impact do you have on your co-workers?
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New post 07 Mar 2017, 00:06
MBAPrepCoach wrote:
The video interview is basically (and eerily) similar to the TOEFL Speaking section. You get 45 second to prep, 60 seconds to answer. Record yourself as many times as possible!! I have my candidates record themselves, upload to YouTube and send me the link so I can coach them around it.

For the "give me a time" questions use STAR format https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situation,_Task,_Action,_Result

The questions are below. Prep a 1-min pitch for each. Eliminate “ums” and stuff - but the key to doing well here is to be as NATURAL as possible.

Do NOT have a script on the screen and “read” from it.
Do NOT sound like a robot who memorized each of the answers.
Do make natural mistakes - it’s charming.
Smile.

And all the basic stuff like dress accordingly, check wifi, be aware of your backdrop. *Do not have posters of naked women on the wall behind you.*

INSEAD Video Interview Questions
    What are you expecting to learn during INSEAD MBA?
    How your colleagues would describe you leadership style? Give an example.
    How would you fight stereotypes in a work environment?
    You are starting a new project with team members coming from different cultures and educational background. How would you make them meet?
    What do you do when someone comes to you with a problem?
    What was the most interesting project you have worked on? Why was it interesting to you?
    What does diversity mean to you?
    How do you keep track of your vision? Or that of your company?
    Why INSEAD?
    How would you establish the foundations of your company?
    What is your management style?
    How did you build your international experience?
    What is diversity according to you?
    Describe one situation where you faced ethical dilemma? How did you resolve it? What factors did you consider while resolving it?
    What according to you is required to start a successful business and than to run it?
    One project which interested you the most and why?
    If you could teach a class on any topic, what would it be and why?
    Tell me what you like most about INSEAD.
    Give me an example of how you convinced your other team members.
    Give me an example of how you were attracted by culture from other countries.
    What are 3 key successful factors to be an entrepreneur.
    If you had an extra hour every day, what would you do with it?
    What word describes you best and why?
    Tell us about the first job you ever had? SZ
    What’s the best book you have ever read and why?
    When you have a problem, whom do you approach for advice and why?
    What accomplishment are you really proud of?
    What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?
    If you could witness any event..past present or future-what would it be?
    Tell us about an organization or activity in which you have dedicated significant time. Why was it meaningful to you?
    What have anyone done good for you and how did you felt about it?
    Tell us about the most interesting place you’ve traveled to. What did you enjoy most about it.
    What invention during your lifetime has had the biggest impact on you and why?
    If money was not a concern, what would you do?
    What is the most meaningful thing anyone has done for you in your life?
    If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
    What food do you like? Will you be able to eat that food everyday?
    How have you changed in the last 5 years?
    Whom do you respect most, and why?
    What is your favorite motto or quote, and why
    What risk have you taken and what did you learn?
    What impact do you have on your co-workers?


MBAPrepCoach, this is an AWESOME post! Thank you :)

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latinoinasuit wrote:
MBAPrepCoach wrote:
The video interview is basically (and eerily) similar to the TOEFL Speaking section. You get 45 second to prep, 60 seconds to answer. Record yourself as many times as possible!! I have my candidates record themselves, upload to YouTube and send me the link so I can coach them around it.

For the "give me a time" questions use STAR format https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situation,_Task,_Action,_Result

The questions are below. Prep a 1-min pitch for each. Eliminate “ums” and stuff - but the key to doing well here is to be as NATURAL as possible.

Do NOT have a script on the screen and “read” from it.
Do NOT sound like a robot who memorized each of the answers.
Do make natural mistakes - it’s charming.
Smile.

And all the basic stuff like dress accordingly, check wifi, be aware of your backdrop. *Do not have posters of naked women on the wall behind you.*

INSEAD Video Interview Questions
    What are you expecting to learn during INSEAD MBA?
    How your colleagues would describe you leadership style? Give an example.
    How would you fight stereotypes in a work environment?
    You are starting a new project with team members coming from different cultures and educational background. How would you make them meet?
    What do you do when someone comes to you with a problem?
    What was the most interesting project you have worked on? Why was it interesting to you?
    What does diversity mean to you?
    How do you keep track of your vision? Or that of your company?
    Why INSEAD?
    How would you establish the foundations of your company?
    What is your management style?
    How did you build your international experience?
    What is diversity according to you?
    Describe one situation where you faced ethical dilemma? How did you resolve it? What factors did you consider while resolving it?
    What according to you is required to start a successful business and than to run it?
    One project which interested you the most and why?
    If you could teach a class on any topic, what would it be and why?
    Tell me what you like most about INSEAD.
    Give me an example of how you convinced your other team members.
    Give me an example of how you were attracted by culture from other countries.
    What are 3 key successful factors to be an entrepreneur.
    If you had an extra hour every day, what would you do with it?
    What word describes you best and why?
    Tell us about the first job you ever had? SZ
    What’s the best book you have ever read and why?
    When you have a problem, whom do you approach for advice and why?
    What accomplishment are you really proud of?
    What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?
    If you could witness any event..past present or future-what would it be?
    Tell us about an organization or activity in which you have dedicated significant time. Why was it meaningful to you?
    What have anyone done good for you and how did you felt about it?
    Tell us about the most interesting place you’ve traveled to. What did you enjoy most about it.
    What invention during your lifetime has had the biggest impact on you and why?
    If money was not a concern, what would you do?
    What is the most meaningful thing anyone has done for you in your life?
    If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
    What food do you like? Will you be able to eat that food everyday?
    How have you changed in the last 5 years?
    Whom do you respect most, and why?
    What is your favorite motto or quote, and why
    What risk have you taken and what did you learn?
    What impact do you have on your co-workers?


MBAPrepCoach, this is an AWESOME post! Thank you :)
'

Thank you kindly, latinoinasuit
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http://PoetsandQuants.com/Consultants/Farrell-Dyan
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I wanted to let everyone know that some questions save changed for the January batch, as I've heard from my clients. Waiting to get the updated ones from him :-)

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Hello Farrell,

Any luck in getting some updates on the January intake Video questions?

Thanks much appreciated.

Regards,

Joe

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joealam1989 wrote:
Hello Farrell,

Any luck in getting some updates on the January intake Video questions?

Thanks much appreciated.

Regards,

Joe


Hi joealam1989 yes, I posted them a couple days ago in the INSEAD thread for January intake, where I am the threadmaster.
If you not yet subscribed, please join us there! I will post them here as well. Was only able to get the questions from 2 clients so far, hoping for a third. But far better than nothing.
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joealam1989 wrote:
Hello Farrell,

Any luck in getting some updates on the January intake Video questions?

Thanks much appreciated.

Regards,

Joe



1. What kind of skills do you want to learn at INSEAD
2. What are the most important drivers of a successful business
3. Tell me about a time you were caught off guard in a different culture
4. How do you lead your colleagues when business priorities change?

1.How do you lead your colleagues to deal with changed business priorities?
2. If you were given unlimited resources, what services or product would your company provide?
3. How do you promote sensitivity and inclusion in the workplace?
4. Please state why INSEAD should give you a seat?
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Hello farrell,

any tips for INSEAD admission essays ? Is there any threads for the same !

Thanks and regards.
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RudraM wrote:
Hello farrell,

any tips for INSEAD admission essays ? Is there any threads for the same !

Thanks and regards.
Rudra


Hi RudraM, so sorry I did not see this earlier. I provided some detailed essay advice on motivation essay 1 in the Jan
18 INSEAD thread I moderate on here. If you submitted yesterday, good luck, if not, check it out!
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Couple more questions for January batch. Client forgot the other two =) He was vacationing on the Virgin Islands at the time.
1. what did you do to adapt and succeed in a culture different than you own?
2. why an MBA ?
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