Steps in MBA Resume Writing
Spend some time thinking about your accomplishments
Make a list of key accomplishments from school, work,
extracurricular activities, volunteer projects, hobbies, travel, and
other major life experiences. Ask yourself the following questions:
- What are you most proud of? What characteristics did your
employers most value in your performance?
- What projects best exhibited leadership, teamwork, management,
- Were you promoted early? Were you ever the youngest to achieve
something? Were you ever elected/selected to serve in a leadership
position or on a committee?
- Have you ever saved your employer money? How?
Document your work history
Document your work history - list all tasks for which you had
responsibility. Keep these notes, as they are helpful in preparing
for interviews. They will also help you compile relevant facts for
your resume, as well as for one-on-one conversations with the Career
Reword each accomplishment by determining the action and the
Take each accomplishment and reword by determining the action and
the result. List these in clear concise points, beginning with
If you know what your career areas of interest are:
If you know what your career areas of interest are, then review
the key competencies/skills section and ensure that you have
accomplishments to address each one.
If you have not determined your area of focus:
If you have not determined your area of focus, fear not; simply
match your accomplishments at this time to the essential MBA skills.
See the section for a list of competencies by function, as well as
the general list of essential skills. We will refine these together
in our one-on-one counseling sessions.
Begin compiling your resume
Begin compiling your resume based on the Owen format and
bearing the resume guidelines in mind. Keep your action verb list