Reworking Your Resume is our most popular product.
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Your current resume is NOT optimized to submit with your MBA app.Your resume needs to be an integral part of your bschool application – not an afterthought. This App Accelerator will educate you on the key components of the resume and what MBA admissions officers want to see. Like, what is an “MBA resume” anyway? We’ll go into it. You’ll understand the critical importance of your resume as part of the pitch for admission, and learn what it needs to have, and why. We’ll even tell you when is the best time to work on it within your overall process of developing your application package.
The feedback you’ll get will improve your resume for all purposes. You’ll end up with a stronger presentation that you can use for any MBA application — you can use the same version of your resume for all of them, you don’t have to customize it for each school — and for future job hunting.
A strong MBA resume will reinforce and enhance your entire application positioning.
What does it cover?
- How can you communicate your background with more impact?
- How long can it be? (hint: just one page, in most cases! yes, really!)
- What can you cut as unnecessary?
- What’s the most important line on the whole thing?
App Accelerator: The ResumeThis App Accelerator is a detailed tutorial on best practices for the MBA resume, and it includes private, personalized feedback on your revised, one-page resume (.doc or .docx only). Additional pages can be reviewed for $100 each. We don't edit the resume directly, though we may suggest different wording in spots. We don't fix typos or grammar issues but we point them out (at least the first few instances). You have 30 days to submit your resume for review. You really need to update the one you have today - please do not simply submit whatever old version you had lying around! You get back a marked-up draft in MS Word with inline comments pointing to what needs to change, plus a separate report with a full assessment across all the important dimensions.
This is a 30-day subscription; materials must be submitted for review before the subscription expires. You also get a 30-day membership to the EssaySnark blahg. Resume rechecks are available for an additional fee.
IMPORTANT: It’s unlikely that your existing resume is optimized for your bschool apps. In fact, we can GUARANTEE that it does not meet the best practices covered in this App Accelerator tutorial. This is not just a "Resume Review" service; it's called the "Reworking Your Resume App Accelerator" - because you need to REWORK the resume to make it as awesome as possible, and then we'll tell you what you can do to make it even better. You cannot just buy this service and upload your current resume. In fact, we reserve the right to not give you feedback - and not give you any refund either - if it’s clear you didn’t make the changes we lay out in the tutorial. You are purchasing resources with this App Accelerator, please use them.
TERMS: App AcceleratorsAll consulting services are sold on a subscription basis and managed online. All EssaySnark feedback is provided in writing and posted private to you through the My SnarkCenter client portal.
The standard App Accelerator subscription is 30 days (60-day subscriptions for certain bundled products). You may view the tutorial as often as you like while your subscription is active. As an online-only subscription, you may not download or print the tutorial. This subscription is for your use only. All EssaySnark content is copyright protected and may not be shared. Any violation of terms will result in immediate cancelation of access. If you have a buddy who wants help with his apps, please encourage him to get his own subscription. Thanks for understanding that EssaySnark needs to eat, too. Because instant access is provided to the tutorial, no refunds are available.
After working through the guidelines detailed in the App Accelerator tutorial, you can submit your material for one confidential review by EssaySnark (two rounds of review for the Career Goals App Accelerator). Feedback on most App Accelerator submissions is returned within two business days. Your actual turnaround will depend on our current volume when you submit which you can monitor through the Review Queue in My SnarkCenter. We cannot guarantee a specific turnaround time. If you received this App Accelerator as part of a product bundle with priority reviews, you will automatically enjoy faster service. Speedy Review is available as an add-on to any submission.
How it works
It goes like this:
- Study the App Accelerator tutorial online in My SnarkCenter
- Adopt those best practices and suggestions in a major overhaul project on your current resume (trust the ‘Snark, there is work to be done!)
- Within 30 days of purchase, submit your new-and-improved resume in My SnarkCenter
- Get personalized feedback from EssaySnark posted to My SnarkCenter within 2 business days
- Got questions about the feedback? Post them to My SnarkCenter for follow-up from EssaySnark
This App Accelerator is included in Foundations and the 4-School Set.
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Client Reviews on the Resume App Accelerator
After you’ve completed the process and gotten your resume all spiffed up, please come back here and tell others how great you look on paper now!
After purchasing a resume guide at the bookstore, I thought that I'd be all set. Uhhh, not quite. My first draft to EssaySnark got decimated...royally. I took a deep breath, made corrections and signed up for the re-check.
Detailed, line-by-line feedback was given for each draft, and my follow-up questions were answered quickly. I'm starting my second round of corrections now.
It's almost impossible to get quality resume advice. But, this app accelerator is perfect.
Detailed and Helpful Advice
I recently purchased the resume accelerator as part of the foundations package. As with the other services i've purchased through essaysnark, I was not disappointed. They provided very detailed advice on each line of my resume and really helped me to approach writing my resume in a more effective format. Through their advice and comments, I can see how a well-written resume can definitely have an impact on your overall application.
I'd like to recommend both the resume guide and EssaySnark's feedback. The guide is very thorough, giving advices ranging from formatting to content, yet it's easy to understand. EssaySnark's feedback was also very thorough. When I received my resume back, there were comments or suggestions on literally every single bullet point I have. This is highly recommended for anyone who wants to improve his resume.
I sent my resume to friends and family, and I got feedback ranging from moderately helpful to clueless. The ES resume review came back with 28 line comments and a checklist/summary, which was way more than I'd get from anyone else. My only caution is about the "model template" in their ebook -- it might not be ideal for you. Otherwise, this is a great buy for the price!
Strongly suggest this for Indian applicants
I would strongly recommend this App Accelerator for all my Indian friends who are planning to apply to b-schools this year. The resume required for a b-school is quite different from what we are used to making in India. The guide is super helpful in breaking down the resume into sections and giving details on what needs to go into each section. After submission there are two kind of reviews that EssaySnark provides - a high level strategy/impact review and a line-by-line feedback on the resume. ES gives actionable ideas which can be implemented to make the resume better.
However the best thing I find about EssaySnark's team is that they actually care about their clients. Even though you pay for only one review they respond back if you need any clarification or help.
I paid $900 from another review service to go through my entire HBS app, and they added a single comma to my resume. Imagine my surprise when for a meager $100, EssaySnark absolutely decimated my resume. Comparing my old resume to my new one is like comparing night and day. My new one is markedly better in so many ways. This was clearly money well spent.
Very Valuable Guide
Anyone applying to B-School already has a stellar resume, right? We're all heavy hitters in the world of business, and have used our resumes to land jobs at top consulting firms, financial institutions, etc. so surely it must be good enough for a B-School app? At least, that's what I thought until I read the guide which was chock full of helpful advice on how to optimize the resume for the purposes of a b-school app. The guide is probably the most helpful of the ones I read from EssaySnark, as it is full of straight forward, concrete suggestions and steps to complete to help your resume. In fact, it was probably the only service I used where I found the guide to be as if not more helpful then the feedback from EssaySnark. That's not to say the feedback wasn't helpful, it was just that if you follow the advice in the guide, you will be well on your way to getting your CV to where it needs to be.
The only potential gripe is that you only get one review. If you follow the guide then it shouldn't be an issue, as the feedback EssaySnark gives is direct and actionable, but still, for the worry warts out there, you may pang for that second review.
Given the guide is one of the first things the ad-com picks up from your app, I would highly recommend using this service. At $100 it is one of the best values I have seen in the world of admissions consulting.