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When looking for the best online GMAT courses, you probably compare every aspect of each program. One primary difference between our program and all the others is that we offer a different approach to training. The right instructors can help you prep for the test in a variety of ways. Discover some of the qualities you should look for in an instructor to help you complete your study plan. Knowledge of All Aspects of the GMAT The best GMAT instructors offer more than just the general advice regarding the test […]
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Completing a certain number of study hours does not guarantee a particular GMAT score. If you're looking for a top GMAT score, you're of course going to need to put in the time. Studying for the GMAT is a serious time commitment, usually requiring a least two to three months of preparation. Most aspiring MBAs know what to study, but are unsure of how to make the appropriate time commitment to study.  An older GMAT survey of MBA.com registrants showed a strong relationship between the hours spent on preparation […]
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Standing out in a crowd of competitors like Kaplan and Princeton Review is not an easy task. While both these programs offer a wide variety of GMAT prep options, at EMPOWERgmat, we provide the best GMAT prep. There are several programs available for students, each delivering qualities that others do not possess. At EMPOWERgmat, we’ve taken all those qualities and made our GMAT prep course the best in the field. Here are five essential ways we stand apart from the competition: 1.    We use retired official GMAT questions […]
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Guarantees for online services and digital products are one of today's most influential techniques for attracting more sales. A strong guarantee shows that the company truly believes in their product. At EMPOWERgmat, we believe 100% in our GMAT prep courses, but we also know that our students are ultimately the ones who need to apply themselves to fully understand the concepts of the GMT test. At EMPOWERgmat, we offer the most compelling guarantee combined with the best online GMAT prep course. We offer not one promise, but three. We […]
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There are a variety of online resources available when it comes to preparing for the GMAT. The best GMAT prep course online is the one that offers a package that meets your individual needs. The reviews on the courses may be outstanding, but if the program doesn’t fit your needs, it will not suffice. The GMAT prep course you choose should be flexible and customizable, adapting to your progress as you continue the program. Online GMAT prep courses can either follow a set schedule or allow you to set […]
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Regardless of your skill level, GMAT preparation takes a lot of time. Admissions counselors, GMAT course instructors, and tutors will all advise applicants to study 100 to 170 hours for a least three months. The top scorers on the GMAT spend 170 hours or more studying for test day over the course of three months. The length of each study session varies based on each person's specific situation and the way his or her brain processes information. Most students in general aim for sessions between one and three hours in […]
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Companies love ambition. If they see you have completed the GMAT, you have a higher probability of getting a job interview. During interviews, you may even get asked directly about having achieved the GMAT and about your intentions for an MBA. Employers want employees who are distinct. By taking the GMAT, you are exemplifying progressive steps to improving your talents, realizing your strengths and weaknesses, and continuing learning. Below are five reasons the GMAT will matter in your career. 1.    The GMAT is required for admission to many of […]
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With a five-star rating and the lowest price guarantee, Beat the GMAT shows that EMPOWERgmat has taken the lead in the online GMAT prep course. When looking to score the highest possible number on the test, you want topnotch study materials. There are many great options for GMAT prep courses, but there are four proven advantages of using the EMPOWERgmat courses. 1)    GMAT prep course delivery The best GMAT prep course online companies will offer live classes or videos for students who want or need more guidance on […]
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There are a variety of online resources available when it comes to preparing for the GMAT. The best GMAT prep course online is the one that offers a package that meets your individual needs. The reviews on the courses may be outstanding, but if the program doesn’t fit your needs, it will not suffice. The GMAT prep course you choose should be flexible and customizable, adapting to your progress as you continue the program. Online GMAT prep courses can either follow a set schedule or allow you to set […]
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The coveted cover letter was a valuable tool for job seekers. It acted as the key to the HR gatekeeper lock. Unfortunately for the cover letter, the rise of tech, social media, Millennials, and good old fashioned networking is leading the way for MBA grads and business majors. In fact, there is a very good chance your cover letter won’t even get read. According to Fortune, approximately 90 percent of recruiters admit to never reading them. Oddly, most job posts still require a cover letter. Even if the […]
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During application season, most Business School applicants assume that once they’ve submitted their applications that the process of applying to Business School is ostensibly over. While they are certainly free to believe that (and can ‘rest on their laurels’), they’re missing out on several steps that they can take to potentially improve the strength of their overall applications. Most Business Schools receive thousands of applications across the application Rounds.  All of those applications take time to review – often weeks or even months can go by before an Admissions […]
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We’re now just beginning the first full week of 2017 and this is a time of year when many people look to define their goals for the coming 12 months. The start of any year can be seen as representative of the potential for new opportunities, journeys and challenges and it can provide you with a great ‘leaping off’ point for some career-defining (and future-defining) work. Since you’re reading this article, you’re almost certainly considering Business School as part of that future. You might even be in the process of […]
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The GMAT is a predictable, standardized Test, so Test Takers have the potential to properly learn the content that will appear on the Exam. Over the Course of their studies, many GMATers improve their scores to a high-enough level that they feel comfortable scheduling their Official GMAT appointments. Without fail though, a certain percentage of those same Test Takers score at a significantly lower level on Test Day (relative to how they were scoring on their practice CATs). Their shock at earning a lower score almost always ends in the […]
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Any time a looming application deadline approaches, you’re more likely to see a group of Test Takers scrambling to jam as much extra study time into their schedules as possible. While putting in that extra study might seem like a logical idea (especially as far as earning that Official GMAT Score before the deadline is concerned) the reality is that quantity of study is not the same as quality of study (and/or efficiency of study). If you’ve been studying a certain way for some time and you haven’t achieved your […]
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We are currently right in the middle of “GMAT Season” – that busy time of year (after most of the Round 1 deadlines have passed) when many GMATers are still studying for their Tests while working on their applications for Round 2 AND juggling their lives, career, family, holidays, etc. Finding the proper time for all of those areas can be challenging, so staying organized is essential. To that end, planning ahead is a big part of successfully achieving all of your goals during this time of year. By extension, […]
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Studying for the GMAT can be a challenging endeavor for many Test Takers. Arguably, one of the most common score goals for Test Takers (if not THE most common score goal) is 700+, but only about 10% of those same people can actually achieve that goal. One of the interesting aspects of scoring at that level though is that while you don’t have to be a ‘genius’, you do have to be able to figure out WHY you’re not getting questions correct... and then do specific work to fix those […]
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Recently, someone who is currently studying for the GMAT asked for my insights into why so many GMATers seem to experience a big drop in their Verbal Scaled Scores between their practice CATs and Test Day. The discussion was detailed and included some insightful follow-up questions. Below is the relevant content of that discussion.  Test Taker X: I wanted to ask you about the recent trend of very low verbal scores on the real exam. I have seen an increased number of topics on this - in which test […]
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The process of putting together a strong overall application involves a number of different ‘steps.’ However, many prospective MBA candidates come into the application process with an unrealistic sense of how long it actually takes to put together a ‘winning’ application, so they inevitably miss the Round 1 application deadlines. Some part of the application just isn’t strong enough (for many, it’s the GMAT Score, but sometimes it’s some other feature) and those same applicants are often really ‘upset’ about missing Round 1. However, there are some significant advantages to […]
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By John Karageorge MBAinsight.com The coveted cover letter was a valuable tool for job seekers. It acted as the key to the HR gatekeeper lock. Unfortunately for the cover letter, the rise of tech, social media, Millennials, and good old fashioned networking is leading the way for MBA grads and business majors. In fact, there is a very good chance your cover letter won’t even get read. According to Fortune, approximately 90 percent of recruiters admit to never reading them. Oddly, most job posts still require a cover […]
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By GMAT Club Verified Reviewer bgbeidas How I aced the GMAT (760 Q49 V46) Man have I been looking forward to writing this post and thereby signaling the end of my GMAT journey. Before I launch into the juicy deets (study materials, practice CAT scores, etc), I think it would be worthwhile to provide you all with some background info on me. Also, please pardon the woeful tennis pun in the title. Four months of maniacal studying really took its toll. Retired professional tennis player (less impressive […]
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Right now, we’re in the midst of GMAT ‘season’ - that period of time when most Test Takers are aiming at upcoming Round 1 or Round 2 application deadlines. As such, the larger number of people studying for the GMAT generates a higher rate of frequently asked questions about how best to study for the Exam. There are a variety of different GMAT study materials available, but a small percentage of Test Takers decide to use non-GMAT based study materials during their studies. As odd as it sounds, they believe […]
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When it comes to studying for the GMAT, there are LOTS of different resources for you to choose from. As such, assembling the perfect combination of study materials can be a tricky task. What materials should you start with? What’s the ‘best’ way to learn the basics? How can you be efficient so that a 3-month study plan doesn’t balloon into a 6–month to 12-month study plan? Advice can come from so many different sources that you might not be sure whose advice to follow. Clouding the issue even further […]
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The process of successfully getting an invitation to attend your first-choice Business School requires a variety of intermediate ‘steps’ along the way. As that process requires a significant investment of your time, money and energy, it’s important to stay organized and plan a reasonable timeline so that you can accomplish all of the necessary tasks that are a part of crafting a strong Business School application. At this time of year, many applicants are planning for the upcoming Round 1 application deadlines. Thankfully, for those people, there’s still plenty of […]
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Over the years, the EMPOWERgmat Team has worked with tens of thousands of Test Takers, helping each to score at a higher level on the GMAT. I’ve dealt with almost every situation that you could possibly imagine – from the obvious to the subtle.  I’ve seen certifiable geniuses get ‘stuck’ and absolutely ‘average’ students score at remarkably high levels on the GMAT. Of all of the situations that I’ve faced, one of the most frequent actually has nothing to do with the intelligence or test-taking ability of the individual at […]
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Whether you know it or not, the top Scaled Score that you can receive in the Quant section of the GMAT is a Q51. These days, that score represents about the 97th percentile, meaning that 97% of Test Takers can’t (or won’t) do what it takes to score at that level.  The Q51 has become something of an obsession for a subset of Test Takers – they become fixated on it and spend an excessive amount of time trying to achieve it (when that time and effort would almost certainly […]
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