Most students when asked about which part of their b-school application, do they ponder over the most, the unanimous answer to this is : The GMAT/ The GRE. A few, may vote in favour of the b-school Essays/ SOPs. But often times, they ignore one of the smallest, yet one of the most important component of their application—the one page document that creates the very first impression about a student in front of the admission committee members — the Resume/CV.
It is not unknown to us, that even in everyday life, FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER! Most b-school ad-coms probably have to scurry through thousands of applicant CVs and therefore it is only fair to say that in order to catch their attention, your CV has to stand out from the hundred others—literally!! And the task becomes herculean, because they have probably seen all sorts of CVs and therefore whatever innovation you think of—they have seen it already. Period.
THINKING HOW TO THEREFORE MAKE A LASTING IMPRESSION AMIDST SUCH A POOL OF RESUMES?
To differentiate your resume from the others, we have formulated a “Resume-Guide” for you where we have provided every last detail from fonts to text-syle to ‘impact-words-to-be-used’ and also the generic stuff that you should avoid.
Overall we have provided you the ultimate tool for CV perfection here.
HOW TO KNOW WHAT TO INCLUDE AND HOW MUCH TO EXPLAIN?
The struggle is real folks. It can be overwhelming really to jot down your whole life experiences in a single page document, but that’s exactly where you can set your resume apart. Be apt and quantify stuffs. This means, no one will be interested in your high school debate competition, but the same people will be impressed, if you mention that you won the 1st prize out of 100 competing schools at a National Level Inter School Competition. Now that’s what quantifying the experiences does—they convey the same message–only better.
Similarly make sure that you are to the point and relevant, it’s a good rule to remove everything that is older than 5 years from your resume, be relevant and to the point.
Action words are also something that schools appreciate, using words such as Analyzed, Collaborated, Led; give clarity to the roles you played and add emphasis to your bullet points
You can read in detail about the same at 10 steps towards building the Perfect Resume
Further check out our infographic which breaks down the main features that you must include in your resume, keeping which into account you can improve your resumes value by 60% (and that’s just a conservative figure)
Abhyank Srinet holds a Masters in Management degree from ESCP Europe & has an engineering degree with a specialization in Instrumentation & Control.
His interest in the digital landscape motivated him to create an online start up for Masters in Management application consulting (MiM-Essay.com), focused on spreading quality information about the MiM degree & performing application consulting services for clients.
He is the chief consultant of the company and takes care of Business Development and Digital Marketing side of the company.He is very passionate about writing and marketing.
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