Scrunching your fabulous five years of post-college employment down to a single page resume for the purpose of your MBA applications is no fun. We get it.
We also know that there are certain things that MUST be on the resume.
You may be looking for places where you can cut back, but these areas are not them:
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We totally appreciate what a challenge it can be to fit everything in. We also know that lots of advisors may tell you that it’s OK to leave this or that off. Getting it down to one page is super important, but presenting as a multi-dimensional and fully-faceted applicant who’s had a range of experiences — or at least, the same type of experiences as others in your pool — is really really important. It’s another case of “be careful who you listen to” on this stuff.
If you want even more detailed advice on what’s important for the MBA resume and why, please check out our Reworking the Resume App Accelerator, which also gives you the chance for a written critique of what you’ve come up with, after you sweated through the revision process.