MBA Planning Week 1: Make Your Career Work Harder For You

by Personal MBA Coach, Jan 10, 2023

Eat healthier. Exercise more. Get organized.

These may be some of the new year’s resolutions you had in mind. However, do not forget: Start My MBA Planning!

While there is still time for those targeting round 3 this winter, even if you are not planning to apply to business school until the Fall of 2023, it is a great time to get started. Do not miss Personal MBA Coach’s 4-part MBA planning series this January which breaks down the MBA planning process into 4 easy to follow steps.

Check out part 1 now: Make Your Career Work Harder for You!

Without changing jobs, there are some steps you can and should be taking now to ensure that when you sit down to draft your MBA essays and prepare for your MBA interviews you have plenty to talk about.

1) Be honest about your desires.

That may seem simple, but many of us are afraid to be straightforward about our ambitions at work. Whether or not you can be transparent now about your MBA aspirations, let your manager in on your long-term goals. Tell them what skills you hope to master. If there is an experience at work you want to have, ask for it. Many managers will be more than happy to find projects to help you close existing skill gaps or develop new expertise.

Continue reading to discover the other 4 steps you can take to make your career work harder for you.


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We help clients with all aspects of the MBA application process including early planning, GMAT/GRE/EA tutoring, application strategy, school selection, essay editing, and mock interviews. Our team includes former M7 admissions directors and former M7 admissions interviewers.


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