How to Schedule an Informational Interview
Nov30

How to Schedule an Informational Interview

Crafting an effective email is a work of art. The Goal: Ask for an informational interview with a succinct, professional email. 1. The Subject Line Begin with a clear subject line indicating your intent. Most business people are inundated with email, and will appreciate knowing what to expect when they open your letter. If your subject line is ambiguous (e.g. Hi), your email may not be opened at all. 2. The Greeting If this is your...

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Delivering STAR in an American Context
Feb26

Delivering STAR in an American Context

I recently shared a story on the Accepted.com blog about helping an international student master the STAR interviewing technique. Delivering STAR in an American Context It was late in the spring, and the international student sitting across from me was nervous because she didn’t have an internship yet. She had solid skills, a flawless resume, and she prepared for her interviews. What was the problem? We started her session with a...

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Interview Tips from American Pros
Feb11

Interview Tips from American Pros

We often deconstruct interview techniques on MBA in the USA.  Click here to see all of our interview tips articles.  You will find results to help you plan, prepare, and communicate effectively. While you’re at it, check out this article by Courtney Sieter, 6 Powerful Communication Tips from Some of the World’s Best Interviewers. Courtney highlights techniques from popular American reporters, authors, and talk show hosts...

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How Conversational English Can Help You Thrive in the New Year
Jan06

How Conversational English Can Help You Thrive in the New Year

Happy New Year! I hope you are feeling restored after the holiday break and determined to thrive in the new year. Have you set goals yet? Here is one to consider for your list. Practice conversational English. It’s as important to practice conversational English as it is to practice your interviewing skills. Conversation sets the tone for interactions, and helps you establish rapport. The connection interviewers feel at the...

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Reflecting on Your Resume: Guaranteed Improvement in Three Steps
Dec02

Reflecting on Your Resume: Guaranteed Improvement in Three Steps

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on your accomplishments and set future goals. It’s also a great time to update your resume, especially if you are in the MBA recruiting process. This three-step reflection and review process will strengthen your resume, guaranteed. 1. Demonstrate Results. It’s tempting to create bullet points that illustrate what you actually did at previous jobs. You want recruiters to know you have the...

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7 Voicemail Secrets to Get a Call Back Every Time
Oct05

7 Voicemail Secrets to Get a Call Back Every Time

Relying on email to schedule informational interviews? Voicemails can be a better way to get noticed and get on someone’s calendar. In today’s post, Stephen Key of Entrepreneur shares 7 Voicemail Secrets to Get a Call Back Every Time. Stephen’s advice fits with my experience. His most valuable point is leaving your name and number at the beginning and end of voicemails; you want to make it easy for people to call you...

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