What makes a great MBA Interview? Here are some points that you should avoid in an MBA interview.
1. Do not talk like a robot
We know that you wouldn’t actually intend talk like a robot, but there is a tendency to freeze up and get nervous in high-pressure interview situations which could lead to robot-like tendencies. Stay calm and be natural. Your interview should feel like a conversation, not an interrogation.
2. Don not go without preparing
The biggest annoying factor of MBA interviewers is when candidates come unprepared. You need to do your research on the school, prepare your stories, and get to know your interviewer before your interview.
3. Do not be late
Double-check your interview date and time especially for online meetings (time zones can be different).
4. Do not read your resume
The last thing interviewers want to hear is a your resume. Your interview should be a conversation filled with compelling stories and anecdotes that also just happen to highlight your best qualities and achievement.
5. Do not be arrogant (be confident)
Going into an interview with confidence is the key, but being over confident and arrogant is a huge turn-off. You should be confident and purposeful but also humble and appreciative of the opportunity given to you.
6. Plan for tech problems
Nothing is worse than having a great conversation with your interviewer and then your internet gets cut off, or Skype hangs, or your headphones don’t work. Plan for possible technical problems beforehand. Test your headphones and microphone and make sure all your software is running smoothly.