How to Crack Personal Interview Round of MBA Application?
June 17, 2019
If you want admission in one of the best business schools in India or abroad, then you need to prepare for entrance exams like CAT, MAT, etc. However, you also have to face a personal interview in most cases.
There are many students who are otherwise good in studies but lack strong communication skills to do well in personal interviews. If you struggle in this area yourself, then you can note the following points:
1. Dress Properly
When you are dressed nicely and your clothes are properly ironed, then you feel more confident. Doing this also helps in making a good first impression on the interviewer.
2. Maintain Eye Contact and Smile
It may sound intimidating but you must maintain eye contact with the interviewer if you want to show confidence and let them know that you are attentive. Smiling is another thing that you pay attention to during the interview as you want to present yourself as a friendly and trustworthy person.
3. Do Your Homework
Apart from personal questions, the MBA institute may ask questions that are related to the institute specifically. For instance, they may want to know which specialization you are interested in or what do you know about the institute. So, make sure that you read about the same before showing up. Of course, you can also read about the basic subjects and principles in management programs to answer related questions during the interview.
If you want to make the interview round easier, then you should prepare the answers of the most common questions that are asked and which you can expect. These are:
- Tell us something about yourself
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- What are your career goals?
- Why do you want to study MBA?
- Why did you pick our institute?
Did you know that there are job-oriented MBA courses that requires only personal interviews? Thadomal Shahani Centre for Management – TSCFM is providing one such program in partnership with a UK university.
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