Spike in work experience: Brand value of your previous organization such as ITC, McKinsey etc., Role and responsibility handled in your previous job, any significant value addition to the organization, some very good projects that you might have done in your previous work place, your rating as a profession at your work place Spike in extracurricular: Any significant position of responsibility (in ISB or outside), Extra-ordinary achievement in sports/cultural events, passion that you pursue with full dedication such as dance, adventure, and theatre can be used here. It is noteworthy not to write something very inconsequential. Remember what you write as an achievement is reflective to the company of what you think is an achievement? (THINK RELEVANT)
36 DISCLAIMER : This illustration by no means implies that if you don’t have these things on your resume, your chances of getting shortlist are by any means less. These are factors in resume which enhance your chances of getting a shortlist from a consulting firm. STEP 1: Making the first draft The best way to start making the resume is to list down all the achievements you have done till now. After that the next step is to go through the KM Portal and download all the resumes of the alums that have been recruited by your dream companies. After that skim through each of the resumes and find the ones that match a bit with your profile. This step is primarily important because, it makes it a lot easier for you to present the information/achievements that you have in the correct way on your resume. Once this activity is done, start prioritizing your achievements. Make sure you try and give equal weight age to all the sections of your resume – academics, work experience and extra- curricular while selecting your achievements for the resume. However, not everyone has all the 3 sections as strong. Therefore, it is advised to focus more on the sections that can be your potential spikes, but at the same time the weaker section should not be ignored completely. The weaker section becomes your hygiene section where you should at least have certain things that you have achieved which may not be significant. SEAL also holds a resume making workshop which details out the template used by ISB and list of catch keywords that can be used on the resume to capture the attention of the recruiter. You have only one page to convince the recruiter that you are the best fit. Therefore, use every line of your resume wisely. Make sure that your achievements are recent but more importantly give an underlining story about you as a person. A good framework to draft your bullet points in an effective and impactful manner is context-action impact . For a good bullet point, make sure all these elements are mentioned. Impact if quantified through numbers or comparison with known references leaves a better impression than a qua litative one. For e.g. “Youngest to get promoted in 2 years” is good but “Youngest to get promoted in 2 years against an average of 4 years” makes it even more impactful. Another example can be related to any impact that you
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