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Length of CV/Resume [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2009, 10:08
Hello, just wanted to ask your opinions...

I am applying to Oxbridge for 2010/2011...

There is this section in the application website that asks us to upload our CV/Resume...

Just wanted to confirm - should we follow the 'standard employment' CV format (Maximum No. of page = 2)? Or should we just compress all of the data into a maximum of 1 page?

The second option seems more popular for US B-Schools...

Thanks for the help yea!!
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Re: Length of CV/Resume [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2009, 05:40
cialit0506 wrote:
Hello, just wanted to ask your opinions...

I am applying to Oxbridge for 2010/2011...

There is this section in the application website that asks us to upload our CV/Resume...

Just wanted to confirm - should we follow the 'standard employment' CV format (Maximum No. of page = 2)? Or should we just compress all of the data into a maximum of 1 page?

The second option seems more popular for US B-Schools...

Thanks for the help yea!!


For Oxford, a one page CV is required. I am not sure about cambridge, however I'd imagine you would be able to use one version for both applications.
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Re: Length of CV/Resume [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2009, 06:05
Really? ?

I'm kinda confused now...

Cos I spoke to some senior HR people in my Group Headquarters yesterday and they told me that a CV can be 2 pages long... In some cases, 3 pages are also okay with them...

U reckon that CV for B-schools are a bit different?

Cos the application page only limits our CV to 500KB, it doesn't limit our no. of pages...
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Re: Length of CV/Resume [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2009, 12:07
cialit0506 wrote:
Really? ?

I'm kinda confused now...

Cos I spoke to some senior HR people in my Group Headquarters yesterday and they told me that a CV can be 2 pages long... In some cases, 3 pages are also okay with them...

U reckon that CV for B-schools are a bit different?

Cos the application page only limits our CV to 500KB, it doesn't limit our no. of pages...



Again, I am only 100% sure about what Oxford requires for their application and during the MBA. A standard 1 page CV.
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Re: Length of CV/Resume [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2009, 01:52
I can confirm - for Oxford, CV should be 1 page. Cambridge app did not require uploading a CV last year (don't know what the rules will be this year) - but I think the career service would have asked you to prepare a standart one-page CV in any case.
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Re: Length of CV/Resume [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2009, 06:09
Thanks for the info ppl!
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Re: Length of CV/Resume [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2009, 18:36
I have been in MBA World Fair and passing my CV to some B-school, the thing is I passed my 2 pages CV for job application (didn't know about this site at that time) Do you think it will ruin my chance with these B-schools?
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Re: Length of CV/Resume [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2009, 22:17
Hi all,

my two cents on this topic:

I have 2 versions of my CV. One very short (1 or 2 pages depending on the requirements) and other version very accurate, very long.

I store the long version in some place on the internet (google docs, box, etc.) and add a little reference to that online document on my short CV.

So, if the reader is interested on me, she will check my long version cv and find more details about me.

Other option is using social networks (linkedin for instance) to store the long version cv...

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Re: Length of CV/Resume [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2009, 23:51
In a one-page CV, would we be expected to include extracurriculars, language abilities etc as well?
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Re: Length of CV/Resume [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2009, 01:52
sharshar84 wrote:
In a one-page CV, would we be expected to include extracurriculars, language abilities etc as well?


yes a couple of lines to discuss these is a good idea
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