ForumWatch: What's Happening with MBA Recruiting?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on October 20, 2011

With the economy in crisis and the potential threat of a double-dip recession, MBA students and aspirants are wondering about their job prospects.

Recently, participants of the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums discussed what has been happening with recruiters. Specifically, JinShil2, who began the conversation, pointed out that recruiting had strengthened since its decline at the height of the crisis in 2008 and 2009.

Still, JinShil2 warns that job hunters will have a harder time snagging posts at top consulting firms and investment banks. The discussion also brings up the fact that applicants to those jobs will be scrutinized and even items, such as their GMAT score, will be considered. Another forum participant questions if this is even a good time to earn an MBA or if candidates are better off waiting because of the state of the economy.

What do you think? To share your opinion and ideas, visit the “Thoughts on MBA recruiting” discussion thread.

-Francesca Di Meglio

Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of a series about discussions taking place on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums where prospective MBA program applicants, current students, and recent alumni trade admissions tips, job-hunting advice, and the occasional barbed comment. We invite you to join these discussions or start one of your own.



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