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Dear GMAT Club friends,

I have over 9 years of experience in the software industry in India. After graduating from a leading information technology school, I worked with a top financial product company in the role of PMO/QAR. However, I did not like the role too much as it did not offer what I had in mind for my future. Since then, I have made a lot of movements. I have co-founded companies, worked in senior and mid-management positions with some of the best companies in India. However, I have a query here. Although my work experience reflects diversity which is obvious because I have worked in quite a few companies across various domains such as eCommerce, healthcare, education, etc. - it also reflects instability to some extent as I have worked with as many as eight companies in 9 years.

How do I convince a business school about my stability? And do you think it may cause damage to my application? If yes, how can I offset that damage?
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Dear GMAT Club friends,

I have over 9 years of experience in the software industry in India. After graduating from a leading information technology school, I worked with a top financial product company in the role of PMO/QAR. However, I did not like the role too much as it did not offer what I had in mind for my future. Since then, I have made a lot of movements. I have co-founded companies, worked in senior and mid-management positions with some of the best companies in India. However, I have a query here. Although my work experience reflects diversity which is obvious because I have worked in quite a few companies across various domains such as eCommerce, healthcare, education, etc. - it also reflects instability to some extent as I have worked with as many as eight companies in 9 years.

How do I convince a business school about my stability? And do you think it may cause damage to my application? If yes, how can I offset that damage?


Well one direction that you could take is to tell them how each job/company/experience

1) has shaped you
2) has improved you as a person and skill-wise
3) keep some unique anecdote/story ready for each of the 8

and lastly and most importantly, how each change has helped you in some way to achieve a long term vision you have in mind. So let's say you want to be somewhere by the age of 45 so how each job has helped you to reach there and how there MBA program will do as well.

This might take them away from the stability part and make them understand why each change was important for you.

Hope it helps.
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New post 22 Mar 2019, 03:18
The fact that you changed jobs often does not make you a bad employee. Of course, this may confuse the employer, but it’s in their interest to provide you with the best conditions for working with you. And plus to everything, you have a huge experience behind your back, you have seen how other companies work and now you understand more clearly what you would like.
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