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Resume [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 07:53
I have a question for the type of resume you all are submitting with your apps. My current resume has areas such as "Objective" and "Qualifications" that I would normally edit to fit each job I apply for speciefically. Of course, this isn't a job application, so do I remove those sections completely, or do I rewrite them for each school that I am applying too? Also, are any of you putting your GMAT score on your resume, or is that shunned?
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Re: Resume [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 08:41
emoryhopeful wrote:
I have a question for the type of resume you all are submitting with your apps. My current resume has areas such as "Objective" and "Qualifications" that I would normally edit to fit each job I apply for speciefically. Of course, this isn't a job application, so do I remove those sections completely, or do I rewrite them for each school that I am applying too? Also, are any of you putting your GMAT score on your resume, or is that shunned?


id take the objective out for sure. i personally dont have a qualifications portion of a resume, but if i did i would keep it high level and not delve into particular skill sets. no point in putting the gmat on there, its already in the app.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 08:56
I took out both objectives and qualifications in order to pare my resume to one page.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 08:56
remove objective
remove gmat score (you can put it back on after you've been admitted)
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 08:59
I left a short objective on mine, I really liked what I had written there. Is it that big a deal? Should I remove it for further apps?
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 09:02
Dabots, I tend to agree that the objective part should be removed, and really, the qualifications part just talks about strong work ethic, good in teams, etc., that would really be covered in essays and apps anyways. I guess, the reason I was thinking of the GMAT score on the Resume is, I'm guessing that when the interview takes place, the admissions officer will only have a copy of your resume, not really a copy of your entire application. Would that information even be important to them when asking questions or giving my review? I mean, could it possibly influence how they think. For example, if a person has a low GMAT and has a great personality to make up for that, don't you think the admissions officer would give extra credit where its due to try and help get them in? Whereas, if they thought the person had an above average GMAT because they interview so well, maybe the notes won't be as positive? And, a third alternative, if they know the person has an exceptional GMAT, and actually has a personality, won't that be a huge advantage for them to know? Maybe I'm overthinking this.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 09:06
I don't think GMAT score is that relevant for an interview. For most schools, you've already gotten past the paper part and now they just want to identify you for fit/personality.

Of course, this isn't necessarily true for schools that interview everyone, but I wouldn't waste space on my resume on a GMAT score. That's something that can be conveyed in one breath during the interview.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 09:23
In interview with Tuck Admission Officer she told that she never looks at GMAT before the interview, because she wants to have an objective picture of the person in front of her and not giving extra-points/another try for the people with low GMAT and excite of high GMAT. Just to add another objective view on the applicant.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 10:06
Thanks RED, that's good information. I'm sold, GMAT stays off the resume.
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