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nontradintexas

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Resume format
« on: September 14, 2008, 06:26:32 PM »
I'm looking for advice on my resume.  I graduated 10 years ago and want to highlight my time in management.  Should I use bullet points to list my responsibilities or write them out in paragraph form?  I want to be as descriptive as possible but still keep the resume down to 1 page.  Any thoughts on what adcomms prefer?

SCOTUS20

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Re: Resume format
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008, 06:41:51 PM »
I would focus more on the resume being readable.  Paragraphs tend to bog employers down.  They want to glance at the resume and get a good idea about what you offer them from a brief perusal.  Use bullet points and try to make the descriptions of your responsibilities as brief as possible.  Good luck.

kevinm

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Re: Resume format
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008, 08:04:06 PM »
As an additional question: my résumé is two pages- should it be cut down to one page? I wanted to add bits and pieces about the clubs in which I participated and whatnot, but all of that information (work experience, clubs and organizations, volunteer experience, awards, etc.) would not fit on one page.

What's the typical length for a résumé used for grad school applications?