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Skype or Video MBA Admissions Interview in Your Future? Catch Today’s Podcast RePLAY

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MBA interview season continues to chug along here in Round 1—with applicants to MIT Sloan School of Management and Duke’s Fuqua School among those hoping to receive invitations to interview this week.

Already this fall we have aired several new episodes of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast that drill down specifically into MBA interview etiquette, content, format, and protocol.

One recent episode examined the five most common interview questions MBA applicants report being asked—along with how to ace them. Another took seven of the hardest MBA interview questions applicants report having to answer—unpacking the questions to understand what makes them tricky and help applicants avoid getting tripped up.

Podcast RePLAY: Preparing for a Skype or Video Interview
Today, we’re returning to the archives to replay another MBA interview−focused episode, this one on Skype and video interviews. It originally aired last March—the third episode in our then nascent podcast series. (We’ve since recorded more than two dozen new episodes, with no end in sight!)

Rest assured, the same great advice that helped last year’s candidates sail through Skype or video MBA admissions interviews will prove just as valuable to applicants in this year’s pool. So, don’t let the word “replay” dissuade you from having a listen.

Skype and video interviews are most often reserved for MBA applicants who are unable to travel to every business school they apply to. But they are far from unique to the MBA admissions interview process.

MBA recruiters seeking to hire summer interns or recent MBA grads are also big fans of Skype or video interviews, especially at preliminary stages of a search. More efficient, more convenient, less expensive—what’s not to like?

In other words, even if you don’t anticipate having a Skype or video MBA admissions interview for any of your target schools, why not commit the 27 minutes it will take to listen? It’s never too soon to start honing your MBA recruiting skills.

Hosted by Editor-in-Chief Jeanette Brown and produced by Contributing Editor Jon Pfeffer, this replayed episode features Clear Admit Co-Founder Graham Richmond helping applicants understand that with a Skype or video interview, a little extra thought and care needs to go into staging and technology to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch.

This episode and all episodes in the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast series can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher, or you can listen to it in the player below.

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Episode 3: Mastering the Skype or Video MBA Admissions Interview

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