Resumes open doors and are, in most cases, the sole means by which the employer determines whether an interview is granted. No one spends much time reading a resume-most readers spend no more than 30 seconds. Typically no one spends time reading more than one page, so first impressions are critical. Usually, the person who reads your resume has many other responsibilities in his or her company. Therefore, think of this as your first employment test: preparing a brief summary of your qualifications that sparks the reader’s interest. There is no one “right” resume, but the best resumes clearly present accomplishments in as few words as possible. Your resume must “sell” you at a glance.
Most of the on-campus interviewing opportunities for which you will compete require submission of a resume as the sole representation of your qualifications. Rarely are cover letters requested or desired by recruiters in this process. Therefore, it is important that this document effectively communicate the types of opportunities in which you are interested and your qualifications for them. In addition, employers that come to UT often interview undergraduates as well as MBA students, albeit for different positions. Keep in mind that the positions for which you will compete require more advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities. You must set yourself apart from the generally less-experienced undergraduate business student and your more experienced peers in the MBA Program. Check here for abbreviations related to resume and there for songs and artists about resume.
The information contained in this guide is based on current standards of resume development as found in publications for the executive’s job campaign. It gives you a summary of important items considered by the MBA recruiter in the few seconds he or she devotes to each candidate’s resume.
The tips in this guide are also useful for developing a “scannable” resume. Many large organizations use software to scan resumes and add them to their applicant database. It is important to adhere to formatting guidelines and use appropriate key words for a scannable resume. Typically the keywords for which the computer looks are nouns that describe the important aspects of the job. For example, a financial services firm might search for the words financial analysis, finance, investment, and portfolio management. A special section on sending resumes by email provides the latest industry insight into this very popular method of contacting employers.
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- Resume Action Verbs (1/3/2023) - Management Skills Administered Analyzed Assigned Attained Chaired Contracted Consolidated Coordinated Delegated Developed Directed Evaluated Executed Improved Increased Organized Oversaw Planned Prioritized Produced Recommended Reviewed Scheduled Strengthened Supervised Communication Skills Addressed Arbitrated Arranged Authored Corresponded Developed Directed Drafted Edited Enlisted Formulated… ...
- Resume Essential Content (1/3/2023) - While a resume should be customized to reflect your personal experience, there are some sections that should always be included. • Heading • Educational History • Professional Experience • Computer Skills • Language Skills • Professional Affiliations/Activities Heading The heading… ...
- Internet Skills (1/3/2023) - E-mail: It is essential that you have an e-mail address. We will use this to communicate with you and you will use it to work with your student teams. Make sure that your email address is up to date and… ...
- Interview Tips (1/3/2023) - Express enthusiasm for the work Make sure you are very comfortable with the case interview – practice, practice, practice Don’t underestimate the “soft skills” (basic etiquette and social skills). Some applicants are already “dead” by the time they get to… ...
- Math Ability (1/3/2023) - Knowing basic algebra and logic is necessary for MBA course work. Many of your introductory classes like economics, finance, statistics and marketing, will require these math skills. Please work through the attached test. The answer key is also included so… ...
- MS Office Skills (1/3/2023) - Throughout all your classes, you will need top-notch computer skills. The check-lists below are based on the Microsoft Office user certification and contain the basic skills you will need for success in this program. Please review the check-lists and make… ...
- Resume Optional Content (1/3/2023) - Career Objective Career Objective statements are highly specific and leave no question in the reader's mind of your career goal. Used properly, they let the reader know that in his or her hands is the resume of someone who wants… ...
- Readings and Business Literacy (1/3/2023) - Please continue your MBA pre-work by reading, on a regular basis, the popular business press. Be aware of current business events and question the point of view of the various authors. The Wall Street Journal, the business section of major… ...
- Resume Checklist (1/3/2023) - Before submitting a final version of your resume, be sure your answer to each of the following questions is yes! • Is your resume 1 page? A 1 page resume is recommended unless you've had considerable years of experience (extensive… ...
- Resume Do’s and Don’t (1/3/2023) - ASK YOURSELF THE FOLLOWING ABOUT YOUR RESUME - Does my resume appear organized? - Is my resume balanced and centered on the page? - Is it concise? Easy to read? Is it logical? Are the dates correct? Is it free… ...