Best Practices of Writing an Impactful Accomplishment-Based Résumé

A résumé is a brief document that summarizes your education, employment history, and experiences that are relevant to your qualifications for a particular job for which you are applying. The purpose of a résumé is to get an interview.  On the average, a reviewer scans a résumé in six seconds, so your résumé needs to be persuasive and perfect.

This is a webinar about the strategies and rationale for writing an MBA business management/leadership oriented résumé intent on piquing the interest of an MBA hiring manager or recruiter.  We know that there isn’t an absolute correct way to write a résumé; however, there are some generally acknowledged best practices in the MBA space.  For many students those best practices may not be consistent with the résumé writing strategies which have brought you here.

At the conclusion of the webinar students should be able to critique and modify their existing résumés to reflect their relevant education, qualifications, skills and experience.  Topics which may be included (but not limited to) are:

  • The importance of establishing your relevant brand in the “Summary of Qualifications”
  • Showing you have impact through accomplishment-based bullet points, not knowledge-based responsibility statements.
  • Generally accepted formatting and grammar techniques to help the reader scan your résumé
  • Reframing your experiences into transferable skills sought by MBA recruiters
  • Writing your résumé so that it is flagged positively in applicant tracking systems
  • Common mistakes made by MBA students which diminish their communication impact

You will get an opportunity to have your resume critiqued by your peers and receive feedback on improvement areas.

Facilitator(s): Lisa Batts, Executive Career Coach, and John Hutchings, Associate Director

Dress: Business casual

Pre-requisite(s): None; however strongly recommended that you attend the Building and Sharing Your Career Story earlier in this boot camp.

(The CMC asks that if you RSVP, you make every effort to attend.  We do know, however, that circumstances may change.  If they do, please un-RSVP on 12Twenty or in the Google Calendar invite, or let your career coach know if you are unable to attend.)

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