Action: Read "Interview Best Practices"
An interview invitation means that all the hard work you have done on your written application has paid off. You are well aware by this point that an admissions interview is quite different than a typical job interview. In this article (available below to Premium Members), we provide some best practices to keep in mind before, during, and after your admissions interviews to ensure that you shine on "final exam" day.
Action: Perfect Your Delivery Via Mock Interviews
Recruit friends and/or admissions coaches for three mock interviews in the weeks leading up to the big day. The first mock interview is about road testing your responses and stories. The second mock interview is your chance to nail the delivery of your stories. The third mock interview is about moving beyond rehearsed text and being so comfortable with your answers that you can relax and deliver your responses in a smooth, unrehearsed way. Paradoxically, the more you rehearse, the less "rehearsed" you will appear. You will reach a point in your preparation where that happens and it’s different for everyone. Keep practicing until you've reached that point.
Action: Ace Your Admissions Interview!
If you complete the preparation activities we have recommended in this MBA Prep Step, you will be ready to communicate the best of who you are in your admissions interview. You will score top marks on the "Qualifying Questions" and the stories you tell will "Prove You Fit."
Tool: Interview Best Practices