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Get an Early Start on Your Resume and Personal Goals

We at mbaMission try to encourage business school candidates to get as much “noise” out of the way as possible before the next admissions season, even if it is still months away. We want our applicants to have the freedom to reflect on their experiences, formally and thoroughly brainstorm, choose ideas, prepare outlines, and then … Read More  

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How to Build the Ideal Resume for Your MBA Application

Present Both Responsibilities and Results In your MBA resume, be sure to showcase your accomplishments, rather than merely stating the responsibilities of your position. When your responsibilities are presented with no accompanying results, the reader has no understanding of whether you were effective in the role you are describing. For example, consider the following entry, in which … Read More  

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I Am a Freelancer—How Do I Portray This Well in My Resume?

If you do mostly short-term, project-based work, you might struggle with how to structure your resume so that it does not give the impression that you switch jobs every few months. If you list each job separately, not only will your resume be too long, but you also run the risk that your reader will … Read More  

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How to Build an MBA Resume, Part 3

Ideally, your resume should be only one page long; admissions committees generally expect and appreciate the conciseness of this format. If you choose to submit a resume consisting of two pages or more, your reader may have difficulty scanning it and identifying (and remembering) important facts. With these space constraints in mind, we offer two … Read More  

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Tips on Revising Your Resume for Your MBA Application

In preparing your resume to be submitted with your business school application, your overall goal is to create a document that showcases your major accomplishments and career progress for the admissions committee in an effective and compelling way. Your resume is an important opportunity to tell your professional story—and to some degree, even your personal … Read More  

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