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# Short Term Goal

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21 Dec 2013, 02:24
Hi,

I am in a dilemma with regards to my post MBA sort term goal:

1. Initially, I had written the goals statement straight from my heart (as everyone suggests) - I want to be a Management Consultant for a top consulting strategy firm with a focus on Energy sector (I have worked in Energy throughout my career, and want to transition to MC).

2. But then I realized that no that the top firms hire only for generalist roles, and allow their employees to find their niche in due course of time.

3. So I changed it to plain jane Management Consulting. But this doesn't sound too specific. Though there are some transferable skills that I can speak about, but not very relevant to my past experience.

My question is: When the question asks about my short term goal: Can I mention 2 short goals: Either MC with a top firm OR Business Development/ Strategy in Energy industry. This makes my goals look more credible. They are specific goals, yet shows my flexibility.

Your views on this.

Thank you.
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23 Dec 2013, 09:29
Hi there,

Good question, and overall I would say yes, to your final q... you can mention those 2 possible short term goals, ideally both leading to a primary long term goal; they sound reasonable and related to your background. And alternatively I also think it'd be ok to stick with your original statement as it is detailing your personal interest (i.e. even if you weren't HIRED specifically for energy sector consulting, you're explaining here in the app that that is what you are most interested in which is fine). Keep us posted, good luck!
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26 Dec 2013, 04:37
mbaMissionJenK wrote:
Hi there,

Good question, and overall I would say yes, to your final q... you can mention those 2 possible short term goals, ideally both leading to a primary long term goal; they sound reasonable and related to your background. And alternatively I also think it'd be ok to stick with your original statement as it is detailing your personal interest (i.e. even if you weren't HIRED specifically for energy sector consulting, you're explaining here in the app that that is what you are most interested in which is fine). Keep us posted, good luck!

Hi,

Thank you for the response. But I somewhat disagree with this:

"even if you weren't HIRED specifically for energy sector consulting, you're explaining here in the app that that is what you are most interested in which is fine"

I believe that our goals must be ours, and they must be achievable. If I write something which i really want to do, but the probability of me getting hired into those roles is bleak, that would not be a strong goals statement. Moreover, I also have to write the companies that I would be targeting post MBA. The fact is that very few firms hire for Energy consulting roles post MBA, which again makes my task difficult. Your views on this?

Thank You!
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30 Dec 2013, 21:12
Hi there,

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03 Jan 2014, 03:24
Thanx Jen,

It sure helps a lot.

Best Regards,
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05 Jan 2014, 08:29
You are most welcome, good luck!
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