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Resume question [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2004, 07:20
Hi Linda,

Currently, my resume is modeled after most business school templates - I list each company I worked for and the bullets below it give a description of my responsibilities with a few details thrown in here and there.

However, for admissions purposes, I'm wondering if I should revamp my resume to make it more detailed and list out each transaction/project I worked on and the skills I utilized in each one. This transaction based resume would deviate from the business school resume templates I've seen. It would make the resume longer, and I would have to use a fairly small font and small margins.

Which resume do you think I should use? Would they like to see a more high level and concise resume, or a more detailed resume?

Thank you!
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Hi Linda,

Currently, my resume is modeled after most business school templates - I list each company I worked for and the bullets below it give a description of my responsibilities with a few details thrown in here and there.

However, for admissions purposes, I'm wondering if I should revamp my resume to make it more detailed and list out each transaction/project I worked on and the skills I utilized in each one. This transaction based resume would deviate from the business school resume templates I've seen. It would make the resume longer, and I would have to use a fairly small font and small margins.

Which resume do you think I should use? Would they like to see a more high level and concise resume, or a more detailed resume?

Thank you!


I recommend you stick with the traditional format, unless you are asked in a job history to give more detail.

Even with that statement your resume should emphasize your achievements and impact, not just your responsibilities. So spend most of your resume real estate on the biggest, most important projects.

For additional information, please see "Aligning Your REsume with your MBA Application Essay"
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