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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2010, 03:19
Hello everyone,

I'm looking at my one-page resume with Times New Roman 10 and I'm wondering if the font is too small. I used Arial 10 before and it was fine because Arial is bigger than TNR for a given font size.

Are there any resume experts who can tell me what's the bottom limit for font size for TNR or Arial or any other font? :?

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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2010, 04:27
Thanks rao I find it very useful!
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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2010, 00:03
I'm struggling to put everything in one page.... do you think TNR 10 is too small? :)
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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2010, 12:05
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I'm struggling to put everything in one page.... do you think TNR 10 is too small? :)


Probably, especially if it will be printed out
I have seen a few two-page résumés, but I think that's a little too much.

I would suggest to take out the least valuable items. If you can identify them :wink:

FYI: most companies now require you to enter your resume into their online system ( for a job that is)
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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 08:37
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can anyone provide a link to Tuck Resume? It seems the book is off already.
Also, some resume sample from HBS would also be helpful.

thanks in advance


Hi everybody,

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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2010, 16:52
One tip I received regarding GMAT and GPA on a resume is (one that no doubt everyone's heard by now): if it's good, put it; if not, then don't.

What exactly does "good" mean though? The conventional wisdom is 700+ and 3.5+ is safe to put on the resume; however, I was told recently that even this may backfire unintentionally. For example, if you got a 700 and your school's GMAT average is 710, you are implicitly telling the recruiter that you got lower than 50% of your classmates.

Like most things, this isn't a hard rule, but you may want to think twice about GMAT and GPA on the resume if you're far below your school's posted average.
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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2010, 17:33
Question: Do you think that what was essentially full time work for a church (though unpaid) should be included in the Experience section?
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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2010, 20:05
also, is it overkill to list my SAT1 & 2 scores on my resume if I need to strengthen my case for quantitative competency? I was an English major who took Stats (B-) and two Econ classes (A-, B) in college. I scored a 1510 (800 on Math) on SAT1 and 790 and 780 on the two Math SAT2s.
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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2010, 20:20
And is it necessary/how would you indicate an 8-month sabbatical from your job on a resume?
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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2010, 16:04
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also, is it overkill to list my SAT1 & 2 scores on my resume if I need to strengthen my case for quantitative competency? I was an English major who took Stats (B-) and two Econ classes (A-, B) in college. I scored a 1510 (800 on Math) on SAT1 and 790 and 780 on the two Math SAT2s.


I think it's fair to say a test you took in high school is "past the expiration date" as Ross's Admissions Director would say. I think I'd laugh out loud if I saw someone's SAT score on a resume. If you have time, take a calc class.
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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2011, 07:53
Quick question guys -

Is it OK to have tables in the MS Office Word document? I saw some resumes in Haas resume book and liked the format which has 'education', 'experience' etc aligned to the left (obviously in a table) and related info aligned to the right. I am attaching this sample resume that I downloaded from Microsoft.

Can anyone advice me if there are any issues using such a template or style. Will the word document be viewed as a Word doc or PDF or will the text be extracted from the document as basic text (which may be an issue if tables are used in Word doc)

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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2011, 10:59
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I don't see a reason why not.
I have used a resume with a table for the education section to save space...
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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2011, 17:02
If someone could please clarify:

I noticed on some resumes "MBA Candidate" is placed under the school name to which he or she is applying. Is this an admissions tactic? Where placing the school's name/MBA program with "Candidate" or "potential candidate" is placed under education info as a subversive resume tactic against admissions?

I would think it is only appropriate to place "MBA Candidate at XYZ University" only after you're enrolled in XYZ program. So the resume's I see doing this must be from individuals who are past the applicant stage and are post-acceptance/enrolled, correct?
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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2011, 20:04
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you put it only AFTER admission, so the resumes you have seen may have been 2nd years or those who have enrolled.
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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2011, 03:23
I am applying for a Master in International Management in Bocconi University. They want some proof of international experience. Do you think it is appropriate to mention my attendance at Salsa and Kizomba international festivals? Also, I participated in Work and Travel program in the USA. It lasted more than four months. I know they are not connected with management but they provide evidence for some international experience.
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I am applying for a Master in International Management in Bocconi University. They want some proof of international experience. Do you think it is appropriate to mention my attendance at Salsa and Kizomba international festivals? Also, I participated in Work and Travel program in the USA. It lasted more than four months. I know they are not connected with management but they provide evidence for some international experience.


Someone more knowledgable than I will hopefully reply, but my 2 cents: You can and should play-up your Work and Travel program in the USA. That's a solid international experience...it is work in another country--that's great. You could artfully spin it any number of ways. You don't necessarily have to 'sell it' as Work and Travel--could simply just explain it as work--you had a short internship abroad to broaden your international profile--while exploring opportunities.

In my opinion, the international Salsa and Kizomba festivals could be worth mentioning to help reinforce the 'international' theme you're ultimately trying to create. Perhaps best listed under "Other Interests, Hobbies, Experiences" as an afterthought...that seems best.
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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2011, 23:42
Thanks a lot.
I will go this summer again. I find it very useful to get not only international experience but also a sense for the language.
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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2011, 11:34
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you put it only AFTER admission, so the resumes you have seen may have been 2nd years or those who have enrolled.


Just to clarify; adding "XYZ University, MBA (Prospective 2011)" under education--where "XYZ is name of MBA program/School you're applying--is not advisable? The keyword here being "Prospective"...as in, "hopeful" candidate (not yet candidate). My only reasoning is that having the schools name printed there, even if only to say "Prospective" and not "Candidate" would be viewed positively by admissions.

How wrong is my thinking on this?
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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2011, 09:06
What they forgot to tell you was that on MBA Focus there is a handling fee. I registered and selected 5 free resume books and then went to check out only to find a $100 handling fee. So if you are not prepared to pay a handling fee, don't waste your time.
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Re: Best Resume/CV Format, Template, Tips [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2011, 06:48
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Hello everyone,

I'm looking at my one-page resume with Times New Roman 10 and I'm wondering if the font is too small. I used Arial 10 before and it was fine because Arial is bigger than TNR for a given font size.

Are there any resume experts who can tell me what's the bottom limit for font size for TNR or Arial or any other font? :?

Thanks!


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You'll want to use Arial or Time New Roman with a 12 font. Most companies want that format. You can also use a resume service if you need help with what font to use and for helping you make the most of your resume. Good luck!
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