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Work exp| placements

Work exp| placements

Anonymous asked 3 months ago

I have 56m of work exp in IT. Have got admission at nmims-m, sibm…my preference is it consulting and marketing…how will my work experience impact placements…of the total 56m, I was on leave without payment for a period of 8m…will this period be considered as relevant work experience during placements? My relieving letter does not mention abt the duration of leave without payment..

4 Answers
Aman Singhal, MBA Aspirant answered 2 months ago

Firstly, If there isn’t any mention of Leaves, then you don’t have to worry about that.
Secondly, Companies do prefer work experience, but mostly 1-3 years. They usually prefer fresh minds for marketing, but in the case of consulting, they’ll be happy to have a person with experience in the same field.

Apurva Sharma, IIM Trichy answered 2 months ago


Considering the amount of work experience you have, you might consider going for an executive MBA offered by ABC. Also, you might little trouble during the placements, especially if you’re targetting sales and marketing profiles or companies. Generally, companies prefer freshers or people with no more than 2-3 years of work-ex primarily because the CTC that they need to offer increases with the candidate’s number of year of work-ex.

But if you want to really go for a normal two-year MBA, you can go for it, but, you need to justify your age/work-experience at the time of the placement interviews. Converting calls will be moderately easy for you and also you can expect – “Why do you want to go for a regular MBA now?” question in almost all your interviews – so do prepare an excellent and well thought out answer to it.

Also, since there is no mention about your leave without pay in the relieving letter documents, you don’t need to worry about it and the period will be considered under the relevant work experience.

All the best!

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replied 2 months ago

Would showing any document proving leave without payment period help me during placements by reducing my experience? Since without lwp, my exp would be slightly less than 4 years

Sailesh Hota, XLRI Jamshedpur answered 2 months ago

Hi Anon,
To achieve your target at your level of work-ex, the best college for you would be ISB. Although IIM ABC do offer executive courses, ISB is a school whose programis specifically designed to give importance to work experience. Also,  ISB has a good number of consult roles being offered during placements. Since your relieving letter does not say anything about the LWP, you cannot spin the numbers according to your wish as everyone looks at the relieving letter as a concrete proof.
Hope this helps.

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Ankush Singh, MBA Aspirant answered 3 months ago

do ask these question on fb grups ,, u can get instant reply and suggestions

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