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About curiousgeorge01

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  1. I would say just get over your fear of not being smart enough and go for it. I used to have that fear and now out of college, I can safely say, most people in jobs you want aren't as smart as you think they would be. I think it's more important that you choose something practical that you can see yourself enjoying the pursuit of knowledge in. Doing something and having experience in it for a set amount of time is more important than being the smartest guy doing it and then abandoning it.
  2. It's more about balancing when to be modest and when to brag. Being too modest and they'll think you're not a go-getter. Brag too much and they think you're full of shit. I think the best thing to do is to practice interviewing and see how you come across. I had to do this because I heard I came off as lacking energy even though I didn't think I was. I had to purposely widen my eyes and come up with stories to tell so it looked like I was more "uppity." Honestly I think I do a better job than 90% of the people in my field. But once you and a few candidates have similar skills, it's more about perception than reality.
  3. I wouldn't even mention the 2 days stint. And honestly, if you didn't leave that long ago, I don't think you need to mention you left.
  4. Theyre both right, a lot of it depends on management, skills and the industry youre in. You can have the same skill set as someone else, one company can treat you great while another treats you like absolute shit.
  5. If this were FB, I would put a "Like"

  6. I think the GMAT has gotten significantly harder over the years also. Since the MBA nowadays is so demanded, people prepping that much more and the GMAT is graded on a curve, getting a high score is more difficult. Add in the fact that many test takers aren't native English speakers so they concentrate solely on the quantitative part making that much more difficult. Just to add to that, my ex-boss got like a low 400s on his GMAT and got into the school he wanted. I guess since he was willing to pay full tuition and based on his position they accepted him. Hey, he's in a better place financially than me now! But he was hooked up with a few job connections internally before joining the MBA program. Goes to show, intelligence and school name aren't the only things that matter.
  7. Using it to manipulate the guy. As in having the intent of doing so.
  8. I wasn't aiming for the average time a person spent studying, but the average time someone with a good score did. I think generally it was in the 100-200 hour range of preparation. I was actually aiming for the 600 range...just didn't know I was going to be on the low end.
  9. 100 hours isn't really that much. I think that's like average to get around a 600 and above. On my practice tests I was scoring around 650. I just lost track of time while working on the problems. Also sometimes the math problems have multiple steps...as in you know how to solve it but if one calculation is off the answer will be off so you have to go back and check every single step to see what went wrong. That happens to me pretty often, even when I'm trying to be careful.
  10. I prepped for 100 hours and got a 600. I always thought math was my strong point, but I actually did much better in verbal. The thing with the test is that it has a lot to do with time management. The GMAT keeps upping the level of difficulty until you get a question wrong. Say there are 5 levels of difficulty and every time you get one right it jumps one level and if you get one wrong it drops one level. If you get 5 right in a row, it keeps giving you level 5 problems. I think that's what happened to me b/c I kept spending a shit load of time figuring out the problems. By the time my math section was over, I didn't answer like 20 questions and rushed to fill them in. That fucked me over. I didn't bother retaking it b/c I got into the school I wanted to.
  11. He's talking about purposely using sex appeal to get something as opposed to a guy being attracted to a girl and buying the drink of his own volition.
  12. If you just use it for emails, internet, and word processing like most people dont bother upgrading.
  13. I personally would opt for law school part time and see how it is and if it isn't what you imagined then drop out. Or if you like it, consider combining the two careers, real estate and law. If your job is at least ok to you, I'd stick with it. I'd only advise people to leave if they absolutely hate it. Also 25 isn't that old. I'm 35 and am making a career transition. My buddy is 36 and is starting med school! Interests change over time!
  14. I would say you miss the thrill and the freedom. Is the job imposing on your free time to pursue those things that give you thrills?