November 11, 2011 by Preeks
Oh dear God!
*Imagine me kissing the floor, right now*
It feels SO good to be back. To lead an underrated normal life again! The past 4 months full of torture, placements, exams, guest lectures, pre-placement talks, sleepless nights, 15 hours sitting in one place, financial accounting nightmares, unbalanced balance sheets – its all over!
(Okay, to be fair, its all not over. I do have to battle with finance over the next sem too, and the next, and the next. Damn it. We’ll deal with that later.)
More important things first.
If there is one thing I have learnt well in my time here in a B-School, that has to be the art of making a good resume. For the rest of the world, your resume is just a statement of who you are and what you do.
For MBAs, the resume is like the colloquial “Tijori ki Chaabi”. For employers, its the key to the employee’s mysterious past. For the prospective employees, its the key to a glorious future, which has no traces of the past.
Now, I don’t want to sound very MBA-ish condescending, but really, resume making is no mean task. All you need is a good image of yourself, truthful pointers that make you look good and some achievements that truly reflect your prowess. Here’s my resume for all the noobs out there. Watch and Learn.
Now, if you would have noticed:
I was truthful
I was frank with the “You should know that” section!
I’ve subtly put across my preferences, vis-a-vis an extra bonus payment for bhindi.
My achievements reflect my skills – perseverance, determination, survival instincts and blah!
My extra-curricular activities are in no way related to my academic life or for that matter, any other part of my life! 😛
My Work Experience section shows that I have worked. I have worked on something important and confidential, which cannot be revealed. But, I have worked. And that’s the bottom line. Its a cue for the interviewer. *Hint*
There. That’s how you do it. Got it?
Now go make polish your resume, will you?
Have fun, because I am! 🙂