1 page resume
Yes, can you fit your journey so far in one single page ? And decorate it attractively with borders and shadings and bullet points ? And throw in enough power words to make them prominently jump out and grab the adcom’s eyeballs ?
‘Everyone lives by selling something’
So said the wise man R.L.Stevenson. It rings true during every step that I take nowadays towards an MBA application. How good are you at selling yourself ?
Can you fit your product’s worth in one single page ? This is not a trick question, and depending on your answer, there can be only 2 categories in which you can belong –
1. Those who find one page too long – Bravo, you are the quintessential romantic who finds things too trivial to merit a mention on paper, or too valuable to voice your feelings aloud, lest they fall into words on the one page resume. Or, you just might be the latest Twitter fan and just can’t get beyond 140 characters !
2. Those who find one page too short – Congratulations. You have arrived. In the world of MBA, you are the king (or queen). Your life has been a story full of achievements. Or you are too affectionate about every single passing moment in your life. When the world searches on google, you prefer wikipedia.
And yes, if you belong to the third category who nods confidently in affirmation that one page is just right for you, and that your summarization and elaboration skills work well in tandem to create the perfect one page resume – we salute you. Welcome to the market.