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Work experience on application [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2007, 18:45
There is a field in which I am supposed to provide a description of the nature of the work that I perform, the range of the budget and the number of people that I supervise, with details about clients and results that I have attained. This is not a required field.

I have the following dilemma:
- Should I type "Please see the attached CV" since my CV has a very detailed description of my job responsibilities, or
- Should I copy&paste from my CV, or
- Should I describe everything allover again, but with different words...?
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Re: Work experience on application [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2007, 18:55
raptr wrote:
- Should I describe everything allover again, but with different words...?


I would go with this safe option. :) In my opinion, you need not describe everything; important points would do.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2007, 22:20
Also if an application asks, how many years of post-graduate employment do you have? BUt it doesn't mention upon matriculation, so should I mention the total years uptil now or should I assume that hte application is asking how many years will I have upon entering?

Also this off topic but one of my applications is asking me to enter the other programs I am applying to, did you guys enter the other schools you are applying to?
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2007, 22:28
If the app doesn't say "at the time of matriculation", I would go with the experience I have currently.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 02:28
uvs_mba wrote:
Also this off topic but one of my applications is asking me to enter the other programs I am applying to, did you guys enter the other schools you are applying to?


I did n't enter that info. I don't want Tepper to see that I am applying to MIT.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 10:08
I filled in the application "work history" part with "highlights" from my resume, since most of them have severely limiting word counts.
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Work History Section - The Basics [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2007, 19:31
I've been confused about the format for filling out this section. Columbia, for example, gives a huge word/character allotment, whereas Harvard severely limits you. So obviously there are some variations from application to application.

But, in general, should these be filled out in bullet-point format or paragraph format??? With the former, I feel as though I am just copying my resume. If they wanted to see a resume, why wouldn't they just look at it. On the other hand, using first-person prose to describe work experience can sound very unprofessional.

Thank you to anyone who an shed some light!
Work History Section - The Basics   [#permalink] 29 Oct 2007, 19:31
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