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Guidelines for MBA Resume

01 February, 2023
SA Team

Résumé for MBA aspirants

One of the most important parts of your business school application is a résumé that effectively communicates your relevant abilities, experiences, and accomplishments to the Admission Committee. Writing a résumé that stands out from the crowd can enhance your acceptance odds into the MBA program of your choice. Here are some suggestions for improving your MBA résumé:

Personalizing your résumé: For each MBA program you apply to, tailor your résumé to showcase experiences and talents that align with the program’s ideals.

Writing concisely: An MBA résumé should be no more than two pages long, so make sure that the information you include is relevant and concise. Only provide relevant and up-to-date work history and emphasize your most impressive accomplishments.

Using keywords: Many MBA programs utilize an applicant tracking system (ATS) to sift through résumés, so it’s crucial that you include keywords that pertain to both the MBA program and your desired field. To find out what skills and experiences are important for this program, you should search the website and job descriptions thoroughly.

Quantifying your experience: Rather than merely outlining your duties, utilize numbers and statistics to highlight your accomplishments and influence. “Managed a team of 10 employees and boosted sales by 20%,” for example, is more powerful than “Managed a team of employees and increased sales.”

Concentrating on your accomplishments: Highlight your most notable accomplishments and how they have influenced your current or former organizations. To indicate your leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills, you should begin each bullet point with an action verb.

Including your extracurriculars: MBA programs look for well-rounded candidates, so don’t forget to highlight your extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and community service that showcase your leadership, teamwork, and passion for your field.

Proofreading: Make sure your résumé is flawless in terms of grammar and spelling. Get a second opinion on your résumé from someone you trust.

In conclusion, if you want to stand out from the crowd of other applicants, your MBA résumé needs to be strong. You may improve your chances of getting into your preferred MBA program by following these guidelines and creating a résumé that highlights your relevant skills, experiences, and achievements.

Discuss and build your résumé with your IMS consultant and review your profile from here.

Author –

Dipti Pal

Head, Admission Consulting



Ilika M

Editor, Admission Consulting



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