...Resume Question

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ohhailawschool
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...Resume Question

Postby ohhailawschool » Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:47 pm

On some (all?) of the applications, they ask you to enter information about your work experience or honors/awards. If this is listed on the resume, does it need to be entered again in these places? Would it suffice to say "Please see attached resume" ?

If it does need to be entered specifically, should it be re-phrased from what is on the resume?

Thank you!

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Bildungsroman
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Re: ...Resume Question

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:01 pm

Yeah, you need to fill out those sections even if it's covered by your resume. And what do you mean by rephrased? It should be in whatever format they ask you for; there's no need to rephrase it just to make it seem like you didn't copy+paste from your resume as long as you're following whatever format guidance they give you.

ohhailawschool
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Re: ...Resume Question

Postby ohhailawschool » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:16 pm

I just mean that if I plan to upload my resume as part of the application, is it bad to have the exact same wording in two places?

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Re: ...Resume Question

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:33 pm

ohhailawschool wrote:I just mean that if I plan to upload my resume as part of the application, is it bad to have the exact same wording in two places?

That's what I did and I don't think it hurt me at all.

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Re: ...Resume Question

Postby MumofCad » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:15 pm

I think that would be normal to have the same/similar phrasing. Space is limited so some cases like where I was an Intern/Executive Assistant, I had to choose one or the other to fit the app formatting. I'm not sure why they have these sections on the application in the first place since the drop-down, fill-in-the-blank if so unnatural. I'm assuming its because they can more easily scan something and give it a numerical ranking of some sort - like if you are K-JD they can easily note whether you have any real work experience and sort you without going into reading a whole resume? I don't know.

Just give in to the redundancy and you'll be fine.




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