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Interview tips from a leading business school

The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business has published a very useful video blog with Admissions Dean Sara Neher, who shares some helpful advice on how to conduct an interview at a business school.


Picture: Darden MBA Blog

We’ve summarised the main points for you but make sure to click the video blog as well:

Tip 1 – The interview begins before the interview.
Make sure you prepare as well as possible, pay attention on how you set up the interview and greet your interviewer in a professional and friendly way. Show some enthusiasm!

Tip 2 – During the interview: Follow the “CAR”-method.
When answering questions like “Tell me about a time when you overcame an obstacle?” follow the “CAR”-method. “CAR” stands for context, action and result – so explain the situation you’re talking about, tell what your action and reaction to it were and showcase the result that came out at the end.

Tip 3 – Finish the interview by asking a question yourself
Don’t ask anything that could be found on the website – but more along the line of what do you like best working here or living in this environment or what’s the five year plan or vision of this organisation.

Check out the whole video blog on:

Three Things: Ace That Interview

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