Yup, I’m not really going to be much help on this one. The best thing I can do to help is to summarize some things I did (or wish I did). The resume is a great opportunity. Don’t just turn in what’s sitting on your computer.
If you can, show how all of your prior work experience and education have turned you into the person you are today. How have these experiences helped shape your current goals and motivated your application to bschool?
I’d also recommend going through the official website for the school you are applying to and pulling out all the adjectives they use to describe their ideal students. These adjectives should make an appearance in your resume.
Once you have your essays written make sure to take a look at the whole package. Are your essays consistent with your resume? Are you covering the same material twice? Does it all make sense and present a clear picture?
Last but not least, go find someone who understands resume and can help you. If you’re out in the real work world find a friend in HR and ask them to take a look. If you’re still in school find the career services center and ask them.
Okay, I know that none of that was earth shatteringly helpful or original. But my next post will be about the GMAT and for that one I actually do have some good stuff. Should be up some time this weekend!