I know that preparing for interviews can seem like a waste of time sometimes. In the basic sense, it is just having a conversation, so why not just go in with the attitude of: "I'm just gonna go in there, be myself, answer their questions with great stories, and knock the interviewer's socks off." And the answer is, because that probably isn't how it will go at all if you don't do any prep work, like having answers for common questions prepared.
There was a saying that we used in the Marine Corps: "It is easier to keep up than catch up."
People, perhaps now more than ever, like instant gratification. We want answers and results right now. We don't want to have to wait until 6 in the evening to catch the evening news, which is why we have multiple 24 hour cable news networks. Most of us carry more computing power in our pockets than it took to get to the moon, so that we have everything, news, weather, banking info, contacts, and whatever else there is an app for, at our fingertips.
This one goes out to all of my MAcc classmates... First of all, let me say that I CANNOT believe this is the last week of classes for the first term of the MAcc program. The past seven weeks have flown by, and now it's time for finals. So for now, here are some tips to succeed this week:
Even MBA students have rough days. All in all, being a full time student, in my opinion, is far less stressful than working. You are only responsible for managing your own work, you don't deal with customer issues, and your schedule tends to be more flexible, which is a benefit that everyone can appreciate. But, even in that environment, stress can rear its ugly head.