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17 Nov 2010, 13:41
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Re: What to do for 1 year that would look good...leaving job [#permalink]

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17 Nov 2010, 14:00
Pretty frustrated with my job. It's a technical engineering job that would look OK to b-schools. However, not too much teamwork/leadership so I'm not too worried about having something else.

What is something else I could do though for a year that looks good for apps? I'm not finding a lot of engineering in my area so I figure I might want to help out my app.

To be honest, I'd stay at your job. Doing something for a year just because you think it would look good on your applications will be something the admission committees will be able to see right through. Just because you can't find too much teamwork/leadership at your job, that doesn't mean you can't find it with an extracurricular activity outside of work.

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Re: What to do for 1 year that would look good...leaving job [#permalink]

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17 Nov 2010, 14:10
I agree with perseverance. It'd be obvious and you shouldn't be doing something because you think the school wants it. Trying to fit in what you have with their ideals is ok. Redoing your life for a year so it's exactly what they want (which is redundant, cos then everyone will be in their top school) is kinda hard and IMO not worth it. Participate in activities that use your passion. Just my two cents

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Re: What to do for 1 year that would look good...leaving job [#permalink]

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17 Nov 2010, 16:03
I think if you know where you want to go after school you can find a position that gets you better qualified for that change. If there is a big career change in your future, that might help build the case it is plausible.

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Re: What to do for 1 year that would look good...leaving job [#permalink]

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18 Nov 2010, 09:16
Move to Austria and become a Ski-bum!

But on a more serious note - unless you find another job/position that suits you better, I would stay on. Try to find leadership/teamwork positions by taking on additional responsibilities (even it that means you are not paid any more).

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Re: What to do for 1 year that would look good...leaving job [#permalink]

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18 Nov 2010, 10:06
As people have already suggested, pursue your passion. If you do not know what that is, now is the time to find out. since you are already frustated with your job, you can use this time to find out wat you would like to do with your life.

Hope you do find what you are passionate about. .

Cheers

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Re: What to do for 1 year that would look good...leaving job   [#permalink] 18 Nov 2010, 10:06
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