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Is a second page on the resume acceptable if you have publications?

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I recently worked with an MBA application resume editing service, and the final version had the publications (as well as my one volunteering gig) on the 2nd page, and the person who I worked with (who seemed very knowledgeable) said that while it's rare that a 2nd page is advisable, in the case of publications it's fine. I just wanted to do a gut check with you fine folks as well.

Also, would it be alright to add an extra line or two on the second page for my hobbies, or would that hurt more than it would help?
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I recently worked with an MBA application resume editing service, and the final version had the publications (as well as my one volunteering gig) on the 2nd page, and the person who I worked with (who seemed very knowledgeable) said that while it's rare that a 2nd page is advisable, in the case of publications it's fine. I just wanted to do a gut check with you fine folks as well.

Also, would it be alright to add an extra line or two on the second page for my hobbies, or would that hurt more than it would help?



The second page is absolutely acceptable if you are a Gold-medal Olympics winner who has published multiple research papers and started multiple companies and on the board of many charities. Your gut is telling you the truth! The 2-page resume is as fashionable as a pink tuxedo, though definitely makes one stand out :grin:

Here are a few quick checks for items to avoid, just in case: https://gmatclub.com/forum/mba-resume-m ... 61180.html - see the comment from Jon@Admissionado - https://gmatclub.com/forum/mba-resume-m ... l#p1278464 he does not think a 2-page resume will hurt but he does not think many need it.


P.S. Great GMAT score by the way!
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biotechapplicant wrote:
I recently worked with an MBA application resume editing service, and the final version had the publications (as well as my one volunteering gig) on the 2nd page, and the person who I worked with (who seemed very knowledgeable) said that while it's rare that a 2nd page is advisable, in the case of publications it's fine. I just wanted to do a gut check with you fine folks as well.

Also, would it be alright to add an extra line or two on the second page for my hobbies, or would that hurt more than it would help?



I agree with BB. Generally, there is place within the application form to put in your publications etc. You can put them down there.

How much space are you consuming on the second page? If its a couple of lines, the second page may look aesthetically bad and one may wonder why you could not fit in on one page.
If its substantial amount, then you could override the general rule of a one page resume- also asked by several schools as an application instruction.
In the resume, less is more. See where you can bring down the space covered on the first page to fit in. Secondly, are your publications important from the MBA perspective and need to be named? just having a pointer that you had "X publications that........ " could bring the point across while you give the relevant details in the application form or in the optional essay.
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biotechapplicant I would not advise this. In many cases I've seen that they actually state for you to submit a one-page resume. And so it would be awkward for you to be forced to try to cram and jam this at the last minute.

The fact is we really only want to put on my resume what is relevant to the next job. I'll say that again we only want to put on the resume what is relevant to the next job. If it isn't then it's just clutter even if it's a major accomplishment.

It doesn't mean you didn't write them! but if the investment banking or Consulting outfit you hope to impress is irritated with all the extra stuff that is not telling them about how you're qualified for that specific job, why are you putting it on there?

Feel free to include your Publications in your LinkedIn profile, it's my belief that most programs check that out.

When it comes to the resume book I honestly feel you're just not going to be as competitive having a two-page resume compared to those who managed to pare it down.

I believe in *targeted not comprehensive* this is a marketing communication principle. I have never done a two-page resume for anybody and I work with Masters candidates excetera.

There's got to be a way that you can summarize what you're trying to communicate about yourself through this in another (shorter) way.

You most definitely need to articulate that personal angle and bring more of that to this resume. You need to look like someone we would want to hang out with at a cocktail party and so that whimsical fun angle needs to be in there.

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