It seems quite intriguing as to how much time a person can spend behind preparing a 1-page document for Summer Placements. If you were asked this question before you came to your B-School, not more than 15-20 mins is what you would say. Worst case let us go with 2-3 hours. This sounds quite logical too. But if logic ruled the entire life, half of the courses at a B-School (especially those dealing with behaviour and psychology) would not exist!
With all the hype and euphoria surrounding this 1-page, you will get all sorts of advice from your Placement committees as well as from as many seniors as you approach. These will range from the broad ones like how to structure your CV, which sections should come first, which are your strength areas etc. to very narrow ones like your CV should not have a full stop/comma/semi-colon in certain specific places etc.
In this article, we bring to you some of the best guidance on building your resume for your summer placements, starting from tips by HR professionals at Reliance Industries Limited to alumni of the top B-Schools in India! Read on!
Pay attention to what the HR professional from Reliance Industries Limited mentions –
it’s a good insight into how recruiters think.
A recruiter looks at hundreds of resumes during placement season – it is up to you to ensure that yours is the one to get noticed. The video shows how you can make your resume stand out. Also, dig deeper into your resume with the second video and avoid some of the common mistakes candidates make while preparing resumes.
While creating an excellent resume is possible with some hard work and attention to detail, we are prone to make some common mistakes too. What are some of the common mistakes that you must avoid? Check out this video to find out!
Everyone tells you to tailor your resume. But is that really enough? And how do you tailor your resume really? What are the things you need to remember? Besides, is there anything else you can do to grab eyeballs during that coveted internship or final placement interview? And let’s not forget, once you bag an internship, you must make sure to tick all the right boxes so that you can also make the right impression during your final presentation! In this article, we present tips to help you present a stellar resume during interviews. Read here!
They say it is absolutely necessary to be a part of either a committee or club in a b-school to get good placement, especially in the marketing domain. Is that always true? Find out here as XLRI and IIM alumni answer this question!
You will end up spending at least half of your 1st term preparing this 1-page. You may not realize it right now, but the biggest reason for this is FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). Since everyone is doing it, you definitely don’t want to be left out. After all, why would you risk your career? No matter how small or large the risk may seem, you will still end up following the herd in the hope that since everyone is doing it, it must be right! At this point in time, it is apt to remind you of the 2 large crises that the world faced in the last couple of decades. The dot.com bust and the financial crisis of 2008. Everything seemed enlightening when the herd was doing it. When it went bust, what once seemed the ideal thing to do started looking quite stupid. In a similar fashion, your 1-page is a game of psychology. We are all so enamoured by equality, that we would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom!
The first real test and probably the most challenging part of your MBA life will hit you in the first 3 months. It can get really intimidating but being confident and calm is the key. Your CV is the single most important document in the entire process and here are a few tips to build a strong CV. It’s important to note that there is only a little you can do now, you will be judged by your past and there is nothing you can do about that.
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