I am now gearing up for the application due on 15th Oct.
I am considering consultants but I want to understand whether its a good idea to be self sufficient in essay writing or take the external help. What ate risks in both the cases.
I can see that I may not come up with the best draft, but I can surely take help from friends with good hold on story building. At the same time they do not have exp of writing for these institutes.
I fear if I take a consultant's help, the resume and essay may sound too perfect to be true.
Does that affect the interview call??
Please guide me.
Thanks a ton!
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Both the approaches are legitimate.
A consultant can be your bouncing board for essay story ideas- having seen so many applications, consultants know what are done to death stories and which of your personality characteristics can help you stand out. Same goes for putting logic and structure to your career goals.
When you are writing your essays, its good to get expert opinion, because most applicants are not able to view a situation with the depth that a consultant can prod them to view it, and come up with impressive insights.
In my experience of 7+ years, this is where we have helped our applicants the most.
And your application is meant to be perfect- whether you write it yourself or take a consultant's help - that's the standard expected by any top business school, so no brownie points for imperfections in the application.
Eventually, the best way to know is by talking to consultants and understanding what value will they add. Feel free to contact us.
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