5 Tips to Help get your Resume Ready for the MBA Application

Posted by The MBA Tour on 22 December 2014 / 1 Comment

1: How can I make my resume stand out?

“Don’t be general. We want to know all about your responsibilities, what you've done, what your leadership capabilities are and what your leadership opportunities have been.”

Sheryl Schreiber, Senior Associate Director, MBA Admissions, USC Marshall School of Busniess

2: Proof read your resume!

“Probably the most important point of all is to proofread, proofread, and proofread. A simple typo, or a punctuation mistake, will stand out and determine the interviewer's decision.”

David Prince, Assistant Director of Admissions, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) School of Business

3: How should applicants prepare their resumes?

“We are always looking on the resume for leadership experience and anything that the MBA candidate can show of their growth potential in their current career and then also any academic leadership that they had in their undergraduate experience.”

Nicole Herrick, Assistant Director of Admission, Simmons School of Management

4: How do I explain weakness in my resume?

“Weakness and failures are perfectly ok to talk about. If crafted correctly, talking about weaknesses can establish the meaningful and human connection you are looking for.”

Mary Pat Jacobs, Director, Apply Point Admissions Consulting

5: Interacting with school representatives at networking events: Offering your resume

“When you hand them [admissions rep] your resume or business card be sure to talk a little bit about why you’re interested in their program specifically and try to point out some key things about your experience that align with what they are looking for in their fit with MBA candidates.”

Julia Michienzi, Manager MBA Recruiting and Admissions, Ivey Business School

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