After the written exam of CAT, MAT etc. one of the most daunting question for MBA aspirants is the preparations for cracking the Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds and it is one of the most anxiously searched topics on internet.
Group discussions form the primary stage of contact between the interviewers and interviewees. These interactions separate the cream group from others and get them a seat in their dream b-schools. Interviewers develop an impression of you in the first few minutes of the meeting, and spend the rest of the interview confirming their initial impression. Therefore, practice on projecting a calm, confident demeanor is a necessity.
The smart step to be taken in this time frame is to choose a right place to equip yourself for the coming hurdle. If you are from Kolkata and have taken any MBA entrance examination like CAT, MAT, XAT, SNAP, IIFT, IBSAT, NMAT, etc. the right place for you is CareerSkills started by IIM alumni.
How to handle different MBA entrance Group Discussions?
One needs to understand different types of Group Discussions and how to handle them. A factual topic for discussion gives a candidate a chance to prove that he is aware of and sensitive to his environment. Controversial topics are the ones that are argumentative in nature. The idea behind giving a topic like this is to see how much maturity the candidate is displaying by keeping his temper in check, by rationally and logically arguing his point of view without getting personal and emotional. Abstract topics are about intangible things. These topics are not given often for discussion, but their possibility cannot be ruled out. These topics test your lateral thinking and creativity.
Case study based GD system is also very prevalent in Institutes like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Indore. The case study tries to simulate a real-life situation. Information about the situation will be given to you and you would be asked as a group to resolve the situation. In the case study there are no incorrect answers or perfect solutions. The objective in the case study is to get you to think about the situation.
Gaining the competitive advantage
CareerSkills helps you gain advantage over competitors by offering perfect mix of teaching methodologies, skills, practice & feedback through eminent faculties who are IIM passouts so that you have the requisite tools to ace your GP & PI.
Handling MBA entrance Group Discussion
Evaluation Criteria and Preparation – Our eminent faculties help the students with the success ingredients that help them to evaluate their own skills and aslo work on their shorcomings.
Weapons to Conquer the GD war - Making a good impression while speaking in meetings or interviews is the basic skill every professional should have.
Complete Description of Attire and Appearance - The first judgment an interviewer makes is going to be based on how you look and what you are wearing. That’s why it’s always important to dress professionally for a job interview, so we also give an idea to the students about the Right way of dressing up for GD PI.
Discussion on GDs of past years –In order to give a very concrete understanding about the module it is very important to know and discuss the Gds appeared in the passed years which is enriched with the viewpoints of the current students from IIM associated with us.
Handling MBA entrance Personal Interviews
Our academic intelligentsia through their experience, expertise and research makes you fully confident to face the interviewer’s questions and your answers. Step by step structured approach of handling problems like nervousness and stammering in an interview, which is directly related to the candidate’s unfamiliarity with the questions and a general lack of preparation are taken care of.
Self Introduction – Self introduction i.e ‘the elevator speech’ is your key to interview success has to be prepared under very professional guidance.
Preparation for subject specific knowledge – This part can be difficult because you have to be able to demonstrate your domain knowledge in terms of soft skills such as communication and team work as well as your hard skills acquired by your education and experience.
Other Important Aspects – Most important skill to handle an interview is giving direction to an interview and understanding how to make a long lasting impact on interviewers. Non-verbal communication in an interview is much more important than the verbal communication and one needs to master this art.
You will also learn
- Resume Writing and responding to questions regarding it
- Public Speaking/Viva
- Image Reflection
- Situational Conversations
Each student will face minimum of 6 mock Group Discussions including role plays, group tasks, case study and minimum of 3 mock Personal Interviews per candidate. Few mock GD-PIs will be video recorded for feedback.
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