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B-School Application Resumes [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2010, 11:25
Anyone willing to share their successful resume? Or at least formatting/general advice?

I've seen a few post-bschool resume books, but none for b-school applicants.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: B-School Application Resumes [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2010, 03:53
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For formatting:

  • One page, unless the school specifically says the resume can be longer
  • Generally, the order should be: education, work experience, community involvement/other
  • Avoid jargon. The person reading your resume probably isn't from your industry, and may not even have a business background.
  • Focus more on achievements than responsibilities, and use action verbs. Only include a one-line summary of your job if it's not apparent from your position (e.g. no need to explain the responsibilities of an analyst at a consulting firm)
  • Provide a quantification or size for everything. Saying you increased sales by 10% is more impactful than just saying you increased sales.
  • Don't go crazy playing with margins or font size. Don't go smaller than 10 pt font and use a normal font like Times New Roman or Calibri. Margins should be at least 0.5"


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Re: B-School Application Resumes [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2010, 06:21
I have another suggestion...I know many times people are told to submit text versions of their resume because a lot of them are scanned by computers. When you submit b-school resumes, you know exactly how it will look (because you'll submit it in a word doc or PDF or whatever more than likely and you'll get to preview it). In this case, do the ad com a favor and format your resume. I do interviewing at work and quite often HR forwards me a resume that is completely devoid of formatting & it's like reading 1-2 pages of blah. To be honest, generally I don't even look at these, they're too hard on the eyes.

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Re: B-School Application Resumes   [#permalink] 06 Jun 2010, 06:21
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