{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "To those that have used applicant lab to craft their essays - how useful was the brainstorming section and how long did the whole process take? I'm worried that I'm spending too much time ahead of jumping into essays but should I just trust the process? I'm applying for R2 fyi.", "post_id": "616b0b540060db002ed2ac13", "reply_count": 2, "vote_count": 4, "bowl_id": "5988685d311f0a001042963a", "bowl_name": "MBA Applicants" }

To those that have used applicant lab to craft their essays - how useful was the brainstorming section and how long did the whole process take? I'm worried that I'm spending too much time ahead of jumping into essays but should I just trust the process? I'm applying for R2 fyi.

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

I found that I didn’t use the brainstorming results as much as expected. The most valuable outcomes from doing that section were 1) why MBA 2) why now and 3) what character traits do I have and do I want to showcase? Their resume review and their sanity check were really helpful to me in shaping all my scattered thoughts into something cohesive.

like

Fwiw I did brainstorming for a few days for an hour or so here and there, made myself come up with 5+ stories per day. Jumped right into essay writing after that (heavily leveraging the specific essay advice), but that brainstorming stories piece and the essay specific advice was the last portion of applicantlab i utilized strongly, didn’t really continue with modules after that. Think you’re ok to jump into essay writing if you have a fairly cohesive story in mind that you can adjust for each schools specific target profile.

like

Related Posts

How do you know if the new company you are interviewing for has work life balance? Is it something you ask the recruiter about? Tired of the grind and wanted to settle down and have kids in the next couple of years.

like

I'm looking to pivot from consulting into tech. I've gotten lots of interesting from tech companies on the ops side but am much more interested in product management. Any advice on books or courses to help make the transition? I'm struggling to land PM interviews at companies that aren't tiny startups :(

like

For all those who submitted R1 to Yale SOM, what was your prompt for the final “think on your feet” question in the video interview?

like

I had a phone interview before holiday break and the recruiter was going to forward a thank you note for me to the employee I interviewed with. I got distracted and just found out I moved onto the

like

Current/former expats, any advice on how to get an opportunity in a diff country while maintaining a US salary? Is this likely if I’m applying to jobs in other countries or...

like

Anyone have interview experience with Google Customer Solutions (strategy)?

like

Anyone interview with google gtech or any other strategy and ops roles? Could you provide insight into the interview process?

like

Anyone have experience working/ interviewing at Etrade?

Had 2nd in person interview last Friday 10.04. Emailed both folks that interviewed me afterward thanking them and sent HR a note Monday. She said she would “know next steps in next few days... con’t

Anyone here interview at dropbox?

like

KPMG 🐠: Had 3rd phone interview (MD lvl) 1.5weeks ago but have not heard back, advice on next steps? (I reached on Mon for update, no resp)

like

Hey guys. Looking to do a career pivot into M&A/growth strategy consulting. Any insight into what kind of questions are asked during the interview and advice on how to navigate them at the senior associate level? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated 🙏

like

I have received an offer from a company (I like but don’t love, in pharma) ____ I am waiting to hear from another agencies and am still interviewing for the 3rd (both not in pharma which I would prefer.) ____WHAT SHOULD I DO?!

like

Any online courses recommendations to crack the FAANG product management interviews?

like

Thinking of applying to NYU by their Round 2 deadline (Nov) and the rest of the schools in their Round 2 (Jan) - if I am accepted to NYU will I have to make a decision before hearing back from the other schools?

like

I’m going to have an interview with Deloitte consulting (federal advisory). What are the great questions I could ask to impress my interviewers?

like

Thinking about applying at Deloitte. For those that have worked at both KPMG and Deloitte’s WD practice - any insight? which is better? pros/cons? Thanks in advance

like

RSM experienced hire interview advice?

like

Please suggest me some recruitment case studies to prepare for an Interview.

like

Interested in applying for slalom but just read that you only get paid 50% if you are on the bench? Can anyone confirm?

like

Additional Posts

On h1b grace period now, if I do manage to get a new job, how long will it take for employer to file h1 transfer? I know consultancies do it faster but spoke to cognizant today and they told 7 weeks!

like

I wonder how this crisis will affect childhood development. Socialization over zoom is just not how humans are made

like

What should be decent salary in india for 10 years exp guy in IT?

like

Layoffs at Wunderman Thompson yesterday and today. When will it end?

like

HOA about to lose master insurance. What does that mean to me as one of the condo owners?

like

Serious question. Which firm redesigned the security checkpoint process at ATL? Because whoever did you made it SO MUCH worse!! 🙃😒

like

Job Openings @Nagarro Work From Anywhere Policy  Offices in Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Noida, Pune and coming soon in Lucknow and Indore as well... Open Positions in picture. DM me for referral

Post Photo
like

I have more around 6.5 years of Exp. In AML/KYC domain. • Third Party Risk Management– Focus on identifying and reducing risks relating to the use of third parties • Due Diligence – Perform client due diligence based on client risk category. Enhanced Due Diligence is performed with for high risk categories • Anti- Money Laundering (AML) analysis- Monitor Can someone refer me?

like

Working as aircraft maintenance technician. To move up the scales, shall I do an MBA or do a postgraduate diploma concerning my own field. Which one will suit my future the most?

like

Questions for ECDs and higher that may be on here. When you were negotiating your salary, etc where there any other perks and add-ons like (bonuses, etc) that you worked in?

like

Anyone know what the culture is like at Dalberg? How about the travel. Looking at associate partner role.

Thoughts on income level to switch from Roth to traditional 401k? Currently facing a marginal tax rate of 36.75% including state taxes. Feels like traditional is the better bet now.

like

Hello I am working in indiàn healthcare insurance sector looking for refferal in healthcare consulting company.

like

Is salary compensation lower for Technology vs. Digital vs. Strategy? Anyone have idea on difference (% wise) ?

like

Moving to San Francisco. Where are some less expensive, family friendly areas outside the city within a 45min or so commute?

like

What do Sr. Managers & Directors make (base salary & bonus) at big 4 & Accenture and other boutique firms? WITCH? Have a few options currently considering and want to get an idea of broader market- thanks!

likefunny

Hi Fishes, I am holding the below offers in hand Accenture 22.15 (17.5 fixed) +1.75 Jb LTI 21.7 (19.5 fixed) +1.5 Jb Capgemini 23 (20.7 fixed) Please let me know which is the best considering the wlb and culture Yoe 8 yrs Skillset informatica PC, IDQ

like

Technically we’re not supposed to talk about who is our client... how far do you go? My client is a cool tech company and I see ppl I know on site..they technically know that X is a Deloitte client

like

Turned down an offer for a Corp acct’g role at a company I’m passionate about and with a team I got along with great. Problem is comp was -8% and poor benefits. Am I crazy for 2nd guessing? I took-

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal