i'm having trouble whittling down my resume. it's just a bit over a page, but extremely dense; i think it is just too heavy on text. could anyone suggest ways to get it down or if any students/resume experts want to critique, i'll be happy to send you an e-mail.
here are areas i think would save space, please provide your thoughts:
- summary of responsibilities before action/result oriented bullet points. i saw that resumes should have a brief summary of your role before going into the specific highlights, do you think this is necessary?
- a couple of lines about UG internship experience. being that i interned with a F50 all four years of UG, this is almost an year worth of wok exp and i think it adds to my resume, i also have an internship after graduating as i didn't start FT work until 9 months after graduating. i think that's too much time to leave unaccounted so i included the internship, the other half of that time was spent traveling. should i just leave this off and explain in the alt essay?
- tons of leadership and community involvement, how far back should i go? these are key roles that tell a lot about me and my level of commitment to community involvement. should i save UG extracurriculars for the application versus being on the resume?
- personal interests - is this even necessary? i see it a lot on resume samples for b-school and they say it helps provide for conversation during interviews.
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