Friday, June 20, 2008

Resume Fun!!

Hey all,
Just started to chalk out my resume yesterday and I discovered that i totally suck at it. Since I have never made a resume in my life, (since I've never job hunted) I discovered that it is increasingly difficult to make your resume for the first time (and that too for B-Skool purposes..... would u believe my hard luck...... :( )

The first draft that i wrote was a total of two pages detailing my responsibilities and accomplishments in a tiny enough font. I used Calibri 10......... Still two pages......

I have read Montauk and MBA Game Plan. And if their advice is any yardstick to follow, adcom do not spend more than a minute scanning the resume. By this I can guage that a resume should have less complicated language and business speak. It should also not lose it's visual appeal and stick to showing your key strengths at the same time besides being strictly confined to one page and still not being overly crammed and looking more black than white. Just picture the Adcom officer reading hundereds aplication...... blah blah blah......... :)

When people write about how tired adcom officers are, I hate it. I hate it even more when I gauge and realize the correctness of their claims. So, weather I like or not, it's is not a good idea to mess around with the mood of an adm. officer by boring her with details.

So I took a long hard look at my resume and saw that I've repeatedly said the same very things in different, fancier vocablary. I began trimming but could not get it below one & a half pages without cutting some of my details.

Still working on it, have seen many resume teplates and I dont know which to choose. Of the few people who read my blog, I would like to strike an active discussion on pros and cons of various formats, level of detail they would give in their resumes and many other resume related talk..... We can help each other by discussing this issue out......... Anybody game???? Peace.....

P.S. : I would really find it helpful and be grateful if someone posted (or linked) the actual resume book of any school.

21 comments:

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Sharkon said...

Hey there,

Thanks for the comments on my blog!

I am sizing up all 10-16month courses . Presently working on HEC Paris and ISB. Come September and a host of brutish British essays lay to be conquered. Judge , Said are the others. Cranfield and INSEAD for next September if I don't get grabbed by then.
Would you like to suggest any other good European schools?

No US schools on radar!!

ahembeea said...

Hi, lets chat sometime, I've added you on messenger (yahoo).

tinydancer said...

I found a good article on kicking up the design factor of your resume. http://www.lifeclever.com/give-your-resume-a-face-lift/

ajay said...

I have no idea what to do about my resume. Believe it or not, I actually wouldnt mind writing another essay rather than the resume.

Fellow sufferer. Know this. Misery loves company.

Starwalker said...

I am in a similar situation, i have never written a resume that was supposed to talk about how good a surgeon i was. I totally suck at projecting my "MBA qualities" in my reasume....

OMGparishilton said...

here are links for some mba resumes from mccombs:
http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/students/efg/Members%202008.asp

hope you can get some ideas from these
GL

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