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Schools Less Keen On WE?

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New post 07 Jun 2009, 14:35
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Showing progression really helps...its hard to show that on a resume if you have one job title and description for work experience. You dont put salary on there so they dont see you advancing. On thing that really helped me was the title changes show that my responsibility was increasing a lot. Having lead, senior, manager, or something along those lines really helps when it comes to not only applying but recruiting. That said some industries dont have that type of title structure so its hard to show but adcoms might know that is the case. I know engineers often dont get a lead or senior position for 5+ years at a lot of companies, my work senior basically came with time at about 5ish but Lead was usually 7+ and was a true promotion in responsibility not just level of seniority.

Yeah, thats the problem with engineering and techie firms. Whats worse is that the US slowdown has had a considerable impact on the IT budgets as well. So all promotions and pay hikes have been frozen. I just hope that the AdCom knows this as well!

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I have seen most colleges (Ross, Darden, LBS - from the chat transcripts) to be quite fuzzy on the work ex. Their usual lines go "as long as the candidate shows leadership/exception quality/[insert some adjective here], then work ex can be lowered. But 3 years and 10 months is not a low work ex by any US college standards. IIRC, the 80% range of all students is in the 26-29 years range.


I would imagine this is where the LOR can be extremely helpful as well, for those companies where promotions have been slowed or in industries where leadership responsibilities aren't given for several years. The recommenders ability to convey your POTENTIAL for leadership could really help.

What is the policy in your applications in citing your actual performance reviews and how well you compared to others at level? For example, I've consistently been in the top 5% of those at level with me and several of my reviews have mentioned that they see me as the future leadership at the firm (not trying to tout myself up, just giving an example) but this year will be my first year of eligibility for promotion.
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What is the policy in your applications in citing your actual performance reviews and how well you compared to others at level? For example, I've consistently been in the top 5% of those at level with me and several of my reviews have mentioned that they see me as the future leadership at the firm (not trying to tout myself up, just giving an example) but this year will be my first year of eligibility for promotion.


I guess if you wanted to you could mention this in your application, probably in the work experience section, but I think it would be much, much more effective to have one or more of your recommenders talk about this than for you to do it yourself. A person saying "People say I am in the top 5% of my peer group and have clear leadership potential" sounds a whole lot different and a whole lot worse than having a 3rd person/supervisor say "so-and-so is in the top 5% of their peer group and has clear leadership potential"
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