I am an IT professional with 5 years work ex. I have 760 on GMAT and am targeting fall 2012 programs. I am researching marketing career. Based on the info on the web, marketing seems to offer exciting opportunities to people who knows how to persuade people / manage public perceptions / communicate essence of a brand or benefits of products.
I consider myself good in the above areas based on the following success stories. These activities were outside of my core work and i had engaged purely out of enthusiasm. The big question is "Do these successes make me a good fit for marketing jobs ?". In other words, "Are the tasks involved in these stories representative of tasks in marketing at least to some extent" ?
1- Head of Marketing campaign for a week long technology festival in 2010 @ my workplace. The festival engaged about 1000 people. The Campaign included posters, banners, email communications, roadshows, email based teaser events , outdoor teaser events and newsletters. The Success of the fest was well attributed to the successful marketing campaign. I had headed a similar campaign in 2009.
2 - Founder of a points based system to continuously (not just during appraisal times) remind employees of their appraisal goals and encourage even baby steps taken towards their goals. The system did not practically workout but the idea was very well received by the management.
3 - Head Election campaigner @ students union election. Had single handedly planned the election campaign, sold the campaign ideas to my gang fellas, executed the plan flawlessly and successfully got our candidate win (against a very powerful candidate) in a long drawn, fiercely fought election.
4- Besides, i had engaged in organizing college festivals & technical extravaganzas and had excelled.
vikas.mogle SaysI agree, 80% accuracy means you are on right track. you can focus on improving response time. When you do timed tests, check your response. But if 80% accuracy on SC means you can move to other sections, i.e. RC and CR. Improving response in SC buys you more time in RC, which takes more time.
hello puys..here are few Q's from 1000SC:
Though I know the answers, I don't know explanation. PLZ help.
Just wanted to benchmark my progress with you. I am working on OG10 solving 25 questions everyday. As i look back on day 6 (150 questions over) I see that i have consistenty hit 80% correct, taking 2.5 mins per question. First, I would like to know Whether OG10s difficulty level increases gradually as otherwise its clear that my performance has not improved. Second, How well are you guys doing? Thanks in advance.
Hi Phalanx ,
I am not sure of the right idiom -
X compensated for by y
X compensated for in y
However what about the comma phrase-
1.what skills he was lacking in visual composition
2.whatever skills he lacked in visual composition
I believe the first one is a better phrase as it suggests an ongoing situation.
and what about the use of prepositional phrase-
In his ability or by his ability.Ability is abstract so dont u think by his ability sounds od* !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And have a look at the below sentence from grammar point of view.
She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident.
Hi Puys , Few questions from the previous Pages.I thought these questions worthful to discuss here-
1.Griffith's cameraman Bitzer was a mechanical wizard, and what skill was lacking in his visual composition was more than compensated by his ability to combine gadgets and props to produce the required cinematic effects.
(A) what skill was lacking in his visual composition was more than compensated by
(B) what skills he was lacking in visual composition, he more than compensated for in
(C) whatever his visual composition lacked, he more than compensated in
(D) whatever skills he lacked in visual composition, he more than compensated for by
(E) he more than compensated his lack of visual composition with
I think Answer is B/E, However My vote is likely to fall with E.
My answer would be 'A'.
My justification regarding these 2 factors :
1. byzantines are 'struggling' for 'obtaining power'; I mean, (if my history serves correct) byzantines (eastern roman empire) are struggling to 'obtain' power against kremlin (russia). Inconsistency here is, kremlin is not byzantine country to 'struggle' for power -- hope I put it correctly to make sense
2. now, if we put within like - country A is struggling .... power 'within' the country B; evidently (for me atleast) 'inside' is a better option.
Please correct me if i'm wrong (with an OA).
１．That the new managing editor rose from the publications soft news sections to a leadership position is more of a landmark in the industry than her being a woman.
A. her being a woman
B. being a woman is
C. her womanhood
D. that she was a woman
E. that she is a woman
２．In a leveraged buyout, investors borrow huge sums of money to buy companies, hoping to pay off the debt by using the company's earnings and to profit richly by the later resale of the companies or their divisions.
A. by using the company's earnings and to profit
B. by using the companies' earnings and by profiting
C. using the companies' earnings and profiting
D. with the company's earnings, profiting
E. with the companies' earnings and to profit
３．Legislation in the Canadian province of Ontario requires of both public and private employers that pay be the same for jobs historically held by women as for jobs requiring comparable skill that are usually held by men.
(A) that pay be the same for jobs historically held by women as for jobs requiring comparable skill that are
(B) that pay for jobs historically held by women should be the same as for a job requiring comparable skills
(C) to pay the same in jobs historically held by women as in jobs of comparable skill that are
(D) to pay the same regardless of whether a job was historically held by women or is one demanding comparable skills
(E) to pay as much for jobs historically held by women as for a job demanding comparable skills
can some one reply for these questions...
Option C - my take.
My confusion was the use of the word INSIDE/WITHIN.
Here the word "INSIDE/WITHIN" is related to "struggle for power ".So in this case "WITHIN" should go with the "struggle for power ".
Hope it sounds logical enough !
The eventual departure of Brezhnev undoubtedly will touch off a Byzantine struggle for obtaining power inside the Kremlin.
A) undoubtedly will touch off a Byzantine struggle for obtaining power inside the Kremlin.
B) has undoubtedly touched off a Byzantine struggle for power inside the Kremlin.
C) undoubtedly will touch off a Byzantine struggle for power within the Kremlin.
D) undoubtedly will have touched off a Byzantine struggle for power inside the Kremlin.
E) undoubtedly will touch off a Byzantine struggle for power inside the Kremlin.
Hi Guys , I think the choice is either A,C Or E.My confusion is because of-
1.Which is right-for Power/For obtaining Power
2.Inside/Within(Whats the diff?)