Make Sure to at Least Appear Focused
Be sure to be able to explain what you learned from the classes you took and how they fit intothe bigger picture (your past, present and future). Don't let them suspect that you might not besure if you really want the job.
Mention your Harvard Classes but Be Careful
It is always good to mention the Harvard classes -if you are taking them- you are taking but becareful not to look like an HBS “wannabe”. Also, always keep in mind that the interviewer might be an HBS graduate and have taken the same class. They might ask you to talk about your favorite case. It is important to know one or two cases very well.
You Cannot Miss the Technical Questions
The one thing you have to prove in your interview when going for an MBA position is that youhave enough knowledge. Interviewers might not ask technical questions to MBA students because they know what to expect from MBA students, However, they will most likely ask youtechnical questions. You need to be prepared for those questions because not being able toanswer those questions will be a good reason for them to reject you.
After the InterviewUse Your Interviews to Gain Knowledge for the Next One
Gain as much knowledge as you can from interviews. Never make the same mistakes again.What I often did was to ask the question that I am often asked in interviews. For example, "Whydo you like working for XYZ Company?" Then you have some hints in terms of what to saywhen the next one asks you, "What do you like about XYZ Company?" Since the question"What do you think of the Japanese economy?" was often asked, I made sure that I asked theinterviewer’s opinion at the end. So my answer got better and better as I went through moreinterviews.Finally, in those interviews where I had trouble solving a case or answering a specific question, Ilater asked the interviewers what kind of response he or she was looking for. By asking thesequestions, you never make the same mistakes twice.
Interview Self Evaluation
Think about an important interview you have had. Evaluating your performance in that interview will help you to prepare for a futureone:1. List 3 things which made the interview a success.