Resume

Craft a top-quality resume, or download a free CV/resume template and format yours right away!

Most reviewers will spend less than 2 minutes looking at your resume. Grab their attention in just a few seconds!

Use any of these templates/resume formats to communicate your profile quickly, and effectively, making you shine.

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Craft your own resume

Use the following guidelines to prepare a professional resume.

Essential Guidelines:

Stick to ONE page, as much as possible. Unless you have been the recipient of numerous academic awards, fellowships or have numerous publications, there is absolutely no need to go over one page.

The following must be included: Education, Professional/Research Experience (if applicable) – this would include internships, jobs and important long term projects, Awards & Scholarships (academic, professional, athletic, etc.), Skills (professional, software, programming languages, very relevant courses), Leadership and activities (only the most important extra- or supra-curricular activities), Publications and Conferences, and Interests (what do you do in your free time?).

Make the best use of space, without overcrowding the page.

The way your resume looks matters A LOT! Format all your information, including duration, location, headings, points, and sub-points.

Proofread, once, twice, thrice! There should be no errors whatsoever. Use Grammarly to improve all your writing, as it checks and suggests improvements to your words, sentences, tone, and of course, grammar!

One-minute rule: Give yourself a minute at most to go through your resume. Were you able to go through it? If not, then shorten it. If yes, then ask someone else to read it in one minute. If they could not, shorten it. Understand which parts need improvement. If they are able to receive the information within a minute, you are good to go.

Tips:

Don’t make it too “flashy” – using too many icons, colours and symbols. Stick to simple black and white, words only. Don’t include any images.

Words such as academia, personal dossier, etc. are simply not required. Replace such words with standard headings – Education, Personal Details, etc.

Certain sections, such as relationship skills, personal dossier, and high school (S.S.C.) details are not required. Omit those.

You need to use space efficiently. All the relevant information that you have mentioned can very easily fit on one page.

You should see samples online or use templates that Microsoft Word provides for a much better structure and layout.

Look through Linkedin for ideas on structuring the text of your roles and responsibilities.

Run your final draft through a free ATS scanner/software. There are several, just google it.

You can contact me anytime for assistance with crafting or editing your resume!

**Disclaimer: There are many factors that are considered when providing admission to graduate school applicants. These templates or guidelines do not guarantee the receipt of admission by the program, department, or university. Please consult the program, department of the university for any questions before submitting your application.**

DOWNLOAD A RESUME TEMPLATE FROM BELOW


Resume Template 1

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This is an excellent, clean-looking resume format, preferred by the MIT Sloan School of Management. It will work for nearly every field, and will generally be a preferred format for master’s programs.


Resume Template 2

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A modification of template 1, this resume format adds a little more flair with some colour, and is structured as a table in MS word.


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