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## Need a genuine advice..pls rate my profile

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cleohari Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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#### Need a genuine advice..pls rate my profile

Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:30 pm

I'm 39 years and very keen to get into EMBA fulltime from ISB or few colleges from Europe. I wrote GMAT in Jan 2016 and got 640 score, applied to ISB but did not get interview call from them. My background is below:

Education:
1. I have B.Sc degree, 57% finished in 1998
2. I have an MBA, 58% finished in 2000

Work:
1. Sales rep in IT - individual contributor role
2. 13+ years experience
3. Few awards and recognition.
4. I had 2 career breaks, each about a year long..i was fighting criminal cases.

Personal details (humbled by my many ordeals):
1. I got struck in a false murder case in 2010 and spent few months in jail.
2. I was honourably acquitted in 2015.
3. Humbled by my many ordeals - had to fight corrupt police, filed RTIs eventually fought my case alone in courts..6 years was all frustration and anger.
4. I do help others file RTI's.. discreetly my own way.

My questions:

1. How do I improve my chances of getting into EMBA next year?
2. At 40 years, how will adcom assess my profile?
3. How to overcome my age?
4. My objective of doing MBA again is to improve my chances of getting into General management. Hope to fully work on my weakness in Bschool, maybe keep things open and explore Bschool and then decide after finishing school
5. Most Bschools put a question - how can a student contribute to the school's diversity and be competitive..(unique thing)..i cannot recollect doing anything extraordinary in life except putting a fight while in criminal cases, so I am struck here what is that i can write (story telling)??

Please tell me on areas to work and improve my chances next year. I have a strong desire to go back to school. (itâ€™s always good to bounce back in life).

Thanks.
Hari

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Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:42 pm
Hey dude,
Good to hear from you!
And sorry that you didn't get the great results you were looking for till now.

1. How do I improve my chances of getting into EMBA next year?
Higher GMAT. This is the KEY

2. At 40 years, how will adcom assess my profile?
40 is a bit old, but for an EMBA still fine.

3. How to overcome my age?
You don't have to. You need to get a higher GMAT.

4. My objective of doing MBA again is to improve my chances of getting into General management. Hope to fully work on my weakness in Bschool, maybe keep things open and explore Bschool and then decide after finishing school.

Okay your goal makes sense, but make the school know that it is REALISTIC! That after 40 years old you will likely get hired/promoted to a managerial position.

5. Most Bschools put a question - how can a student contribute to the school's diversity and be competitive..(unique thing)..i cannot recollect doing anything extraordinary in life except putting a fight while in criminal cases, so I am struck here what is that i can write (story telling)??

Get help! I'm SURE you have some extraordinary stuff in your life. Ask other people - like friends family what were some of the amazing things you have done. That story is THERE, you just need to find it!

Best,
JF

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