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					       MBA Interview Secrets

Get Into The Top School Of Your Dreams


           Mark Masterson
           Table Of Contents

Introduction ..................................... 3

Work Experience............................... 4

Your Resume ................................... 6

Your Package ................................... 8

Make It Personal............................. 10

The GMAT...................................... 12

There is no question that getting your MBA is one of the
most important steps in your life as it essentially sets up
your entire future.

Unfortunately, few college graduates are really prepared for
their MBA interview and what’s needed in order to get into
that school of your dreams. Many students settle for inferior
colleges or never get into any at all.

This is almost a crime because it doesn’t have to be that

This brief report is going to share some invaluable tips and
secrets that will help make getting you into a good MBA
program a little easier.

Naturally, I can’t make you any promises, but armed with
this information, I know that you’ll have a lot easier time of
things that without it.

So let’s get right down to it because after all…your whole
future is riding on this.
                       Work Experience

It is a fact of life that everybody is going to have to accept.
Experience trumps just about everything else in the world.

You can have the best grades, the highest GMAT scores and
be as handsome or beautiful as a high priced fashion model,
but without experience, you’re fighting an uphill battle.

Therefore, it is imperative that you highlight your work
experience…whatever it might be.

A lot of students think that their work experience, if they
have any, isn’t relevant to their MBA because it isn’t exactly
business experience. This is simply not true.

                                  Your MBA program wants
                                  to see experience, not so
                                  much      for  what     that
                                  experience is but so that
                                  they see that you can
                                  handle responsibility. Even
                                  the    most   menial    jobs
                                  require     a  degree     of

If you think garbage collectors don’t get fired, they do.
Showing that you’ve held onto a job for a length of time is
more important than what the job is.

The key is showing what responsibility you had and bringing
it out in the best light.

For example, if you were a file clerk at a company, don’t just
put down, “I was a file clerk.” Make it sound important.

“Responsible for proper care of contracts and documents.”
It’s all how you say it. Point is, YOUR experience is going to
score more points than just about anything else you have to

Now, what about length of time of that experience? Well,
this is going to vary from school to school, but the general
rule of thumb is you want to have at least 3 years of

Why 3 years?

Let’s face it…even a monkey can keep a job for a day.

Point is, this is a sufficient enough time to show the people
who will ultimately decide your fate that you have a practical
understanding of the real world.

And trust me…that real world IS a lot different than a
classroom…if you haven’t already found this out.

What you also want to do, if applicable, if highlight how this
work experience bridges with your long term goals. If the
job you had IS directly related to your MBA, all the better.

What they’re looking for here is a solid foundation to work
with. Students who know what they want and are on that
path already are considered over students.

It is a fact of life…get used to it.

                        Your Resume

This is an area where about 97% of MBA applicants drop the
ball. They simply do NOT know how to put a resume

Have you ever seen a TV commercial or read an ad in print?
Of course you have.

                   Have you ever noticed how they can
                   make the most mundane item sound like
                   the greatest thing since sliced bread?
                   That’s called copywriting and, like it or
                   not, that’s what you have to be when
                   writing up a resume.

                   Almost all MBA programs require a
                   resume. But what most students don’t
                   understand is why.

See, many think it’s because the MBA program just wants to
see what it is you’ve done. This is the fallacy of a resume.
What the program wants to see is how you present what
you’ve done.

In the last section I talked about saying “I’m a file clerk” or
saying “I was responsible for the proper care of contracts
and documents.”

Do you see the difference?

Somebody who says, “I was a file clerk”, like it or not,
shows the people deciding your fate that you have no
imagination: that you’re about as sharp as a dull knife.
They want you to embellish your resume. They expect it.
And they want to see who can do the best job of it. Those
with the most creative minds, in their minds, are the ones
who will have the best chance of getting through their
In other words…be creative…but don’t lie.

Lying will catch up to you big time. Somewhere, somehow,
that lie is going to come out and when it does, it’s not going
to be pretty and will essentially cost you any chance of
getting into that school.

At the end of this report, I’m going to give you a resource
that will show you EXACTLY how to put together your
resume so that nothing is left to chance.

Trust me on this…you want that resume to be a piece of
artwork and show you off in the best possible light.

                         Your Package

This is something that is so subtle, yet it’s so important. I’ll
try to explain this as clearly as I can because it’s something
that a lot of people don’t get.

Your application package essentially consists of the following


If you were to look at an ill prepared application package do
you know what the one thing is you’d find? You probably
can’t guess so I’m going to tell you.

It’s called inconsistency.

Okay, what do I mean by inconsistency?

The best way to explain it is with an example, albeit a rather
odd example.

Let’s say you had three applicants for an MBA program.

John Doe
Jane Smith
Jim Brown

Each of these applicants has their own application package.
Now, imagine that we took all the elements of these
packages and mixed them all up in three separate piles and
then just arbitrarily picked from each pile and redid the
You might end up with John Doe’s resume, Jane Smith’s
references and Jim Brown’s essays in one package under
say, Jane Smith’s name.

Now, assuming that we fix all the technical discrepancies
(the facts) we’d still have a problem with the package. Can
you guess what it is?

It’s the voice. Each applicant has their own voice and their
own flow. If you take John Doe’s voice and mix it with Jane
Smith’s voice, you’re going to have a break in the flow.

Something isn’t going to seem right.

In other words, the style that you use in one document
MUST be carried out through all the documents. You want to
show consistency.

I know this may not seem like a big deal, but trust me…it is.

The applicants who can show a definitive voice throughout
the process will get first preference as this essentially shows
a degree of professionalism that they are looking for in a
new student.

So after you have put everything together, read it over and
make sure it sounds consistent.

You won’t be sorry.
                       Make It Personal

This is something else that a lot of people won’t want to
hear but it’s important that they understand this.

We live in a very impersonal world. Admit it…don’t you
sometimes just feel like another number? Call up for support
for your cable TV or your car insurance and what’s the first
question they ask you?

“Can I please have your account number?”

Some places won’t even talk to you without it.

Well, like it or not, the MBA application process can be quite
impersonal too, and the truth is…to
these people…you ARE just another

Unless you do what YOU can to make
it different.

How can you do this?

Here are a few tips to make this process a little more

Probably the most important part is your references. You
want to choose people who know you BEST. Why? Because
these people will not only give you the best references but
they’ll be able to say things about your character (so
important) that other people will not be able to do.

I know you’re tempted to get letters of reference from some
big names, but trust me…this is not the way to go. They
won’t help you as much as those who know you best.
Also, you want to be very personal when you present
yourself. Yes, professional, but personal too. You don’t want
to come off as a robot. This will lead the panel cold and
turned off.

Be yourself.

Don’t be afraid to show a little bit of humor, in a professional

Don’t be afraid to show that you care about people and

Trust me, by being personal you WILL make an impression.
                            The GMAT

I know this is the part you’ve been dreading but here it

You have GOT to do well on your GMAT.

If you can score in the 600/700+ range, what you do is put
less stress on the rest of your application package.

Like it or not…this is the reality.

Now, here is the good news…and I’ve been saving this for
the end.

There are a lot of courses that will prepare you for this
whole process. Unfortunately, most of them cost thousands
of dollars.

Fortunately, I have found an excellent one that will not only
completely prepare you for your MBA interview but costs
under $150.

You can check this amazing resource here: MBA BOOTCAMP

One final thing, even though I know I don’t have to say this.

This is without a doubt the most important part of the rest of
your life. Get this wrong and it can cost you for years.

Get it right and it can pay off for a lifetime.

To YOUR MBA Success,

Mark Masterson

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