Woo-hoo! You got the interview invite!
Make the most of your moment in the spotlight by getting yourself as prepared as possible. EssaySnark has many ways to help.
- First step: Get the SnarkStrategies Guide to Interviewing. It includes detailed guidance and prep instructions for all schools and all types of interviews – including Harvard.
- Next: PRACTICE! The strategy guide tells you how. This involves knowing what type of interview you’re doing, then preparing your material according to the correct strategies for that interview scenario – then practicing your delivery with a friend. Then doing it again. You NEED to practice.
- If you’re interviewing at Harvard – lucky you! You need to prepare in a special way EssaySnark can help by developing a custom list of questions for you to practice from. Or, if you’re interviewing at LBS, NYU, or MIT, you’ll want to use the same resource. (Hint: If you got called at Harvard, we do suggest picking up the SnarkStrategies MBA Application Guide for Harvard, as it captures the applicant qualities that Harvard tends to respond best to so you have a direction to focus on in your interview prep, and it’s got advice for the Post-Interview Reflection.)
- If your school has an interview-invite essay, like MIT and Booth do: Get feedback from EssaySnark! Includes quick turnaround for your draft to make sure your ideas and writing are on track!
Interviewing is no joke. You’ll need to do significant preparations for this critical step in the process. Please don’t skimp on this step!
This article from BusinessInsider is short and sweet with some tips on how to make a positive first impression .
And, here’s a list of our most recent blahg posts about interviewing:
- ($) Did your interview invite come with another essay to write?
- ($) What should you wear to a Zoom interview?
- Practical interviewing tips, courtesy of Darden!
- ($) MBA interviewing is going to be different this year
- What Harvard says to you on Tuesday is near-meaningless
- ($) Timing of interview invitations
- Tuck sucks. (Not totally. But yeah kind of.)
- ($) How to do a Zoom or Skype interview for your MBA
- ($) Should you contact admissions about a bad interviewer?
- ($) Do you change tactics if you’re interviewing with a student?