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The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen

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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 05:25
I love the guy whose top work experience includes: front desk agent and scotty's brewhouse while he made a 4.0 at Purdue in Management? WTF? Why didn't he get a real job?
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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 05:37
yea or the guy who put 3.9000 out of 4.0000

or affluent in english...etc etc
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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 06:52
^ Affluent in English! Priceless!

Makes me wonder if I should remove the fact that I graduated "Sumo Cum Laude" from my resume... :oops:


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 07:12
That made me chuckle too! WTF is right.

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I love the guy whose top work experience includes: front desk agent and scotty's brewhouse while he made a 4.0 at Purdue in Management? WTF? Why didn't he get a real job?

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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 07:40
lumone wrote:
In some European countries, you need to put your picture :bebe and marital status.


Indeed, putting your pic and marital status is not frowned upon in Europe, unless you're divorced (it's not recommended to put it, because it sounds like a failure) or you look like a monster (Luke Chadwick style for the soccer amateurs :-D ).
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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 08:13
pelihu wrote:
Picture and marital status, what is this a dating service? :lol:


Hey, it's a tough world out there :-D
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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 10:34
agreed ... the preponderance of lengthy verbose resumes was odd. Perhaps there are some cultural and regional differences that account for it?

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I'm surprised at how few put their GMAT scores on the resume.


A lot of those arent top tier schools so there arent going to be the number of 700+ scorers as they will be at a top 5 school. What shocks me the most is there were multiple people who had two page resumes.

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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 10:36
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sonibubu wrote:
I'm surprised at how few put their GMAT scores on the resume.


A lot of those arent top tier schools so there arent going to be the number of 700+ scorers as they will be at a top 5 school. What shocks me the most is there were multiple people who had two page resumes.


Makes sense. I did see a 680 GMAT on a resume, that's probably stretching it.
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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 13:57
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agreed ... the preponderance of lengthy verbose resumes was odd. Perhaps there are some cultural and regional differences that account for it?

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sonibubu wrote:
I'm surprised at how few put their GMAT scores on the resume.


A lot of those arent top tier schools so there arent going to be the number of 700+ scorers as they will be at a top 5 school. What shocks me the most is there were multiple people who had two page resumes.


IMO 1.5, 2 page resume is pretty standard, but I could be wrong. Could be a cultural difference (EU vs US), but it could also simply be ignorance on my side :-D
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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 14:07
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IMO 1.5, 2 page resume is pretty standard, but I could be wrong. Could be a cultural difference (EU vs US), but it could also simply be ignorance on my side :-D


In the US the only people with more than a 1 page resume are academics or senior level folks. I always thought schools would tell the internationals the american way of 1 page resumes. I know a lot of schools make you have a specific format so the resumes in their books like identical.
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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 19:21
Not to pile on here, but what about pg 7.

Champion in Fear Factor 08/2006, USA
* Physical Competition


That's actually pretty cool.


P&G Skill Seminar 04/2007, Denmark
* How to Ace an Interview and Writing an Outstanding CV


Did he take this seminar or was he the lecturer for it?


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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2008, 05:52
CerealsMBA> I believe that you're from France (so am I ;) ). Congrats on your Chicago admit!
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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2008, 06:10
Thanks! I am actually not a French Citizen, but I went through the French education system, went to college in France and worked there for a while (I basically spent there the last 10 years of my life) ... So, to a certain extent, even though I am in the US now, France is home ;)

Let me know if you have any questions about applying with a French profile, I'd be glad to help!
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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2008, 13:11
Anyone notice the guy who got a 99% percentile rank in the AWA section of the GMAT?

Funny, I thought the highest score you could get was 6/6 which corresponds to a 81% percentile rank.

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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2008, 13:15
Umm...I had a 5.5 in January and that was 83%ile. A 6.0 can certainly not be 81%ile - but point taken, it can't be 99%ile either.

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Anyone notice the guy who got a 99% percentile rank in the AWA section of the GMAT?

Funny, I thought the highest score you could get was 6/6 which corresponds to a 81% percentile rank.

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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2008, 13:27
refurb wrote:
Anyone notice the guy who got a 99% percentile rank in the AWA section of the GMAT?

Funny, I thought the highest score you could get was 6/6 which corresponds to a 81% percentile rank.

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6/6 was 95th percentile as of last year. It may have gone down a bit since, but its gotta be at least 93 or so still.
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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2008, 14:47
I got a 6.0 on my AWA about 3 weeks ago, and it was 87%-tile.
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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2008, 19:14
6.0 AWA came to 89th percentile when I took my GMAT in April 2008.
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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2008, 20:37
icon wrote:
6.0 AWA came to 89th percentile when I took my GMAT in April 2008.


it was around 89th percentile also when I took the GMAT in Jan 2008.
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Re: The most comprehensive resume book I have ever seen [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2008, 20:39
sam77sam7 wrote:
As easy as it may be to criticize some of these resumes, I think it actually provides a good chance for us all to evaluate our own resume, and as Peli noted, make sure we are actually conveying the skills we have, not just the titles we have held...

Some of these are just a laundry list of titles, test scores, and dates. I think it serves as a good reminder on what actually matters... (hint: not that stuff for the most part)

The book certainly has some impressive people, but there are certainly some of those resumes that provide examples of what not to do.

By the way, naturallight, so you are saying I should take my driver license accomplishment off my resume? :wink:

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It's also interesting to see the different writing styles used to describe similar positions - goes to show how even though folks have the same title, their actual functions can vary :)
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