The Executive MBA Resume

Our friends at MBA Podcaster posted an extremely helpful piece today on the Do’s and Don’ts of crafting a successful resume for your executive MBA program application.

Jhaymee S. Wilson, a candidate for the W. Clifford Oxford Executive MBA at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, calls the resume the “centerpiece” to your application, based on her experience and in talking with fellow applicants over the past year.

After discussing this topic with Erica Ofenleger, assistant director for Executive MBA Admissions at Goizueta, Wilson shares many of the crucial lessons Ofenleger has gleaned from reviewing countless resumes.

In short, the three most important elements of a resume for an Executive MBA applicant are:

  1. Clear representation of responsibilities and accomplishments
  2. Professional progression that highlights the breadth and depth of responsibilities
  3. A clear timeline with an explanation of any long periods between positions

Want to know what an executive MBA applicant should do when crafting his or her resume? And conversely, what should be avoided at all costs? Read Wilson’s original post on this topic and check out her helpful resources for drafting an executive MBA application that really knocks AdCom’s socks off.

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