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Alex, thanks for your advice. Much of your analysis is correct. I was in a rush for a long time for no apparent reason and then just kinda drifted for a while. However, you are incorrect in saying that I am still in a rush now. I'm not in any sort of "race" to have so-and-so by some age. My concern now is moving in the direction I want to. I have analyzed my skills and evaluated what skills I am lacking to reach the goals I have set for myself. Most of the missing skills will be gained in the course of MBA studies. The rest of the skills will be found with work experience working in fields closer to what I want to be doing. Continuing with the job I have now will not allow me to gain anything but more technical knowledge.

The big question is really "Why an MBA now?" I definitely have an answer for that, and the answer is not that I want to be a CEO before age 30 or whatever. The answer is because that is what will develop my skill set the most.
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All of us have had bad interviews in the past. We've stumbled, said stuff we shouldn't have said, behaved in ways we shouldn't have done -- most of the time, it's inadvertent (I've certainly been guilty of some of these no-no's in the past!). However, by being more aware of some of these inadvertent behaviors, hopefully some of you (and me!) can prevent these "character types" from rearing its ugly head - whether in an admissions interview, job interview, or business meeting.

Rather than describe these behaviors, I felt it's easier (and more fun) to just show you some of these character types or behaviors (while hopefully amusing and entertaining you along the way). So I've recently produced a web series INTERVIEW DON'Ts, loosely based on actual interviewees I have coached in the past. This is the first of 17 installments that I will release each week.

In this week's inaugural episode, we feature the Corporate Socrates - that person who no longer has the ability to speak English.

https://www.mbaapply.com/interviewdonts.htm

Enjoy!! And stay tuned for a new episode to be released on Monday of each week!

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXb2r0c1qek[/youtube]
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Looking forward to the rest of it, Alex. Good tool, engaging, and a good reminder. Did I hear a Subject-Verb agreement error in the synergies comment? Couldn't tell. Some sound particularly promising.
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The fact that you're worried about someone's grammar in a conversation (especially one that isn't supposed to make any sense at all as it's all jargon) is actually pretty funny. Thanks for watching!

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nice!
looking forward to the next ones alex.
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that was a hilarious -- a good break from my gmat grind
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funny :)
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Thanks and stay tuned! New episode coming this Monday.
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In this week's episode of "Interview Don'ts", we feature THE STALKER. Most of us google one another, but letting someone know you've googled them is just creepy. I've actually had people let me know they did this to me, and asked whether they should let their interviewers know that they googled them.

https://www.mbaapply.com/interviewdonts.htm

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Nicely done. Look forward to the next one. The exaggeration works very well in getting your message across at the end.
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The degree of exaggeration though isn't always as much as one may think though haha :-)
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In this week's episode of "Interview Don'ts", we feature RODNEY DANGERFIELD - the guy with the chip on his shoulder who feels he gets no respect. Guys who are always on the verge of frothing at the mouth, taking everything as a potential affront or attack (Hm... if you remember a thread on here some time back where some guy went a little tirade because I told him that his chances at HBS were slim... you know that these people certainly exist, especially on the Internet! And no, this episode was certainly shot way before that even happened as I've encountered these folks each and every year).

https://www.mbaapply.com/interviewdonts.htm

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haha, just watched this one. Both of you did a great job. :)
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Re: New Web Series: INTERVIEW DON'Ts [#permalink]
Thanks Praetorian!

I've uploaded this week's episode -- IRON MAN. A very short and sweet one here. If you've ever been on the receiving end of bone crunching handshakes, you'll certainly feel this one.

https://www.mbaapply.com/interviewdonts.htm

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In this week's episode, we have the FRESH OFF THE BOAT -- the guy who has to remind everyone that China is big. Really big.

Plus, I enjoy making fun of my own peeps haha

https://www.mbaapply.com/interviewdonts.htm

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cA4QiBUimX4[/youtube]

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In this week's episode of "Interview Don'ts", the GUANTANAMO DETAINEE pleads his case, because everything in life to him is a form of interrogation.

https://www.mbaapply.com/interviewdonts.htm

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsFciXVNeMU[/youtube]

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In this week's episode of Interview Don'ts, we meet that obnoxiously cheerful TONY ROBBINS guy.

https://www.mbaapply.com/interviewdonts.htm

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC0h_YNpJOM[/youtube]

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