HOW TO CREATE AN IDEAL MASTER PROGRAM RESUME
The resume may just be the most important part of the application, because not only is it the first thing the reviews when they receive your application (think first impression)
But it is also the document which they will constantly refer to, while clarifying any doubts, with respect to your application essays and overall profile and if that’s not enough, it’s the resume which would largely dictate the kind of questions addressed to you during your final interviews.www.iibmindia.in
That said creating an effective and powerful resume is no easy job.
Though there are a number of articles on resume writing, a majority of them lack depth, and even fewer give a step by step process to create anMaster Program Resume, from scratch or otherwise.
GET A CLEAN AND EFFECTIVE RESUME FORMAT
One golden rule to follow while creating an Master Program resume is to limit it to 1 page. Even stand behind the one page format rule.
Neither do you have the experience to pull off a 2-page resume, nor does the recruiter have the patience to go through the needless data that may be populating the resume.
You want the resume to be clean, to the point and easily scanable, in short, you want to make the job of the reader easy.
We believe the Master Programresume should adhere to specific format rules which we have given below-
- Format your resume in MS Word for Tables, Margin, and Alignment.
- Have standardized margins 1 inch on top and bottom and 0.63 inches on the sides.
- Check for the indents in each section.
- Use gridlines and rulers to align.
STANDARDIZE THE FONT TYPE AND SIZE
What should the font size be?
The header should be sized between 20 and 22, section head could range from 12 to 14, while the main body should be between 10 and 12. Use a standard font like Arial.
You could also choose from Calibri, Garamond, Trebuchet MS, Georgia, and Helvetica. These fonts are legible, will give a fluid look and make your resume stand apart from other resumes.
A word of caution here, don’t try to mix and match fonts.
Stick to one throughout the resume.
Also, use bold, italics, etc to organize your resume.
If you keep the text in your resume plain, it will look dry and not easy on the eyes.
SKIP THE OBJECTIVE STATEMENT
In the 80’s it was a common practice to include objectives in your resume. Times have changed now, neither hiring managers nor the ad com is interested to read your objective as it seems vague and mostly generic.
The admission committee is interested in your skills and capabilities and the objective is not able to state that.
EFFECTIVELY HIGHLIGHT YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE
This is the most important section of your Master Programresume so make sure you perfect it.
Include your designation, the company name, location and the time span you worked.
Try to put all of this in one single line, so you do not lose much space