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16 Sep 2012, 20:08
I am debating on whether to have a summary at the top of the resume.

I am thinking of something like:

"An engineer with extensive experiences at three medical device startups seeking admission to xx MBA program to further career in healthcare and entrepreneurship."

I am not sure if it is really necessary and helpful. What do you guys think?
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16 Sep 2012, 20:17
travisz wrote:
I am debating on whether to have a summary at the top of the resume.

I am thinking of something like:

"An engineer with extensive experiences at three medical device startups seeking admission to xx MBA program to further career in healthcare and entrepreneurship."

I am not sure if it is really necessary and helpful. What do you guys think?

I think it's unnecessary. You're stating why you want to go to the school in your career goals essay. No need to be repetitive. Save that space for all of the professional and academic accomplishments you need to include in the resume.
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16 Sep 2012, 20:21
Make sense, Thanks man.

I was thinking since the interviewer will only have my resume, it is helpful to have a short summary. Plus, it is not obvious that the companies are startups.
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16 Sep 2012, 20:42
travisz wrote:
Make sense, Thanks man.

I was thinking since the interviewer will only have my resume, it is helpful to have a short summary. Plus, it is not obvious that the companies are startups.

No problem. FYI, I'm a woman.

As for explaining your companies are startups simply put a description next to the company title (i.e. Technology startup specializing in iPhone apps, $10MM annual revenue, 25 employees). Takes up no additional lines in the resume, unlike a summary. HTH. _________________ The Brain Dump - From Low GPA to Top MBA (Updated September 1, 2013) - A Few of My Favorite Things--> http://cheetarah1980.blogspot.com Manager Joined: 31 Jul 2011 Posts: 62 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 3 Re: A summary section in the resume [#permalink] Show Tags 16 Sep 2012, 20:48 cheetarah1980 wrote: travisz wrote: Make sense, Thanks man. I was thinking since the interviewer will only have my resume, it is helpful to have a short summary. Plus, it is not obvious that the companies are startups. No problem. FYI, I'm a woman. As for explaining your companies are startups simply put a description next to the company title (i.e. Technology startup specializing in iPhone apps,$10MM annual revenue, 25 employees). Takes up no additional lines in the resume, unlike a summary. HTH.

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16 Sep 2012, 22:55
Yeah. Totally agree. Unnecessary. And a waste of space. Your resume is sooooo short, that EVERY line should be adding value.
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