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Getting Prepared for the Kira Talent Interview

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The Kira Talent interview is divided into a video assessment and a written assessment. The number of questions, preparation time and response time per question may vary depending on your school’s requirements. However, the good news is that all you need to know to prepare for your interview is well documented in Kira’s Applicant Help Center.

How to prepare for your interview?

We recommend you to start your preparation as soon as you receive the invitation from the school. This includes for instance completing the technical set up in your computer, selecting the best possible location for your interview and practicing with the sample questions. In most cases, your real assessment questions will be random and not be revealed to you until the time of your interview.

It’s very important to understand that the Kira interview is designed to assess the following:

  • Your communication skills (oral and written)
  • How well you think on your feet
  • Your “fit” with the school based on how you portray yourself in front of the camera

Keep in mind that the key to success is preparation and ultimately conducting yourself during the interview as a serious, enthusiastic and committed applicant.

Sample questions
  1. How would you want to be remembered once you graduate?
  2. What is the best book that you have read recently and why?
  3. How do you handle working under pressure?
  4. Mention a time when you did more than was required in your job.
  5. From your perspective, how has technology changed our lives?
  6. What is one thing you have always wanted to try?
  7. What do you think today’s biggest society issue is and why?
  8. What do you do in your free time?
  9. Why do you want to pursue a graduate degree?
  10. Why is this the best time for you to pursue a graduate degree?
  11. What are your short- and long-term career goals?
  12. Why are you interested in our school/program in particular?
  13. What is your leadership style?
  14. What kind of people do you like to work with?
  15. How would you contribute to our program and your classmates?
  16. If admitted, what do you think your biggest challenge 
    will be during the first year at school?
  17. What are your strengths?
  18. What inspires you?
  19. When was the last time that you stepped out of your 
    comfort zone?
  20. Mention a time when you had to adjust to a different culture 
    or work style
  21. Mention a time when you overcame a difficult challenge.
  22. Mention a time when you failed at something.
  23. What is the most important thing that you have learned 
    during your career?
  24. How would your friends describe you?
  25. Is there anybody that you deeply admire? Tell us why
    
    
    

    About Hubert

    Hubert (Hubert@mbacentereurope.eu) is the Founder of MBA Center, an elite test prep and admission consulting organization collaborating with the best test prep centers in Europe and India. Over the last 24 years, Hubert has developed the World MBA Tour and co-founded ACCESS MBA. Hubert’s passion is teaching, though. Holder of a perfect 800, Hubert has trained thousands of GMAT students, written and developed over 50 TOEFLTOEICIELTSSAT, and GMAT prep bookssoftware and e-learning platforms.
    Hubert has the most impressive track record in the industry with 3,000+ MIMMIFMBAEMBA, and Ph.D. students accepted in the best universities in the world:

    
    

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Dr Hubert Silly
Hubert (hubert@mbacentereurope.eu) is the Founder of MBA Center, an elite test prep and admission consulting organization collaborating with the best test prep centers in Europe and India. Over the last 24 years, Hubert has developed the World MBA Tour and co-founded ACCESS MBA. Hubert’s passion is teaching, though. Holder of a perfect 800, Hubert has trained thousands of GMAT students, written and developed over 50 TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, SAT, and GMAT prep books, software and e-learning platforms. Hubert has the most impressive track record in the industry with 3,000+ MIM, MIF, MBA, EMBA, and Ph.D. students accepted in the best universities in the world such as Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, MIT, Columbia, Chicago, INSEAD, LBS, Oxford, Cambridge, HEC.