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I have more than 6 years of work exp.But have struggled to get a foothold in my industry ,so I have appeared for CAT before ,percentile was not upto the mark.I have decided to quit my job and prepare myself solely for GMAT but whatever I know is that premier colleges of India wont entertain gaps in work ex.In that case what are the options that I have which I can do to showcase that I was doing something meaningful and will that experience add upto my work ex.I will welcome any suggestion
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Hi djoking,

Most GMATers have full-time jobs and busy lives AND find enough time to properly study for the GMAT - so you do NOT need to quit your job and pursue your studies 'full time.' As you've already realized, having a 'hole' in your Work History can be a potential issue when it comes to applying. In addition, the type of heavy study that you're considering can greatly increase your chances of 'burning out' before you even get to take the Official Exam (and that burnout is something that we want to avoid).

Since it sounds like you're just beginning your studies, then it would be a good idea to take a FULL-LENGTH practice CAT Test; you can take 2 for free at www.mba.com (and they come with some additional practice materials). If you want to do a little studying first, so that you can familiarize yourself with the basic content and question types, then that's okay - but you shouldn't wait too long to take that initial CAT. That score will give us a good sense of your natural strengths and weaknesses and will help provide a basis for comparison as you continue to study. A FULL CAT takes about 3.5 hours to complete, so make sure that you've set aside enough time to take it in one sitting. Once you have those scores, you should report back here and we can come up with a study plan.

I'd like to know a bit more about your timeline and goals:
1) What is your goal score?
2) When are you planning to take the GMAT?
3) When are you planning to apply to Business School?

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i suggest you first focus on GMAT and later hire a admission counselor to help you out with you applications
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Welcome to GMAT club.
You can show any business with your name that you are doing
I quit my job for GMAT, I am planning to show my farming related business to bschool
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New post 14 Dec 2019, 21:41
Most people end up combining GMAT preparation with a full-time job or perhaps taking some hours off their busy schedule. I optimize my workdays to shift to work further in the afternoon and study for the GMAT in the morning. Can you do that?
Most people end up combining GMAT preparation with a full-time job or perhaps taking some hours off their busy schedule. I optimize my workdays to shift to work further in the afternoon and study for the GMAT in the morning. Can you do that?

You could do some volunteer work or something else in the afternoons since studying for more than three or four hours per day is probably not going to be productive. However it’s sort of needs to fit into the general story as to why you decided to quit the job in volunteer. It would just look odd otherwise which is why am suggesting that you keep your job and optimize your schedule.

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New post 15 Dec 2019, 07:29
djoking wrote:
Hi,
I have more than 6 years of work exp.But have struggled to get a foothold in my industry ,so I have appeared for CAT before ,percentile was not upto the mark.I have decided to quit my job and prepare myself solely for GMAT but whatever I know is that premier colleges of India wont entertain gaps in work ex.In that case what are the options that I have which I can do to showcase that I was doing something meaningful and will that experience add upto my work ex.I will welcome any suggestion


First of all, think and evaluate your situation before taking any drastic call. Drastic in a sense that generally people preparing for GMAT have a regular jobs and apply while being in their jobs. You are the best person to take the decision.
I have taken a break from my work since i didn't my last job as valuable as it should be (minus money part :) ). I did some volunteer work than evaluated what i need to grow in my professional career the destination i want to reach. After a while, MBA is what that made sense so here i am.

But note that that not getting salary after having worked for 72 months would surely bite you big time. However, if you have concrete plan - consultancy, volunteer or business, you should be good to go.
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New post 21 Dec 2019, 16:00
Part time jobs on certain days, combined with full time studies on other days, may work for you. Make sure you have right materials to study (og2020 series and questions from gmat club)

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