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Resume Inquiry

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Resume Inquiry

Post Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:52 am
Good morning everyone,

I was hoping to get some input on a resume question. I'll be completing my application to McCombs in the next two weeks (Evening Program) and am currently working on my resume. I was approached last week about taking a promotion with an effective date of March 1. It's a solid promotion from an application standpoint as I'll be moving from an Area level (~300 employees) to a Chief of Staff position at a District level (~1100 employees). I can speak to the roles and responsibilities of the new position, but I can't contribute anything toward my personal successes.

So should I include the new title on my resume? If so, should I place it at the top of my chronology despite not being able to speak to personal experiences? If not, is there a way to annotate it correctly so I can show continued career progression without it getting lost in the rest of the resume?

Thank you in advance for any advice!

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Post Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:09 am
Hey,
So YES! Absolutely put it on your resume. It's a promotion! You wont have any achievements to speak of, but write a few of your main responsibilities, and anyway you will have the date on your resume, so it will be abundantly clear why you have no achievements.

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Post Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:13 pm
So I would agree with this advice! Put it on there! You can make it the first bullet in your current job- promoted March 1, 2017 to xxxx. That way you get the credit for the promotion but no one will expect any big accomplishments from the recent position move. but at least they will see you earned it and seeing progression in a career is a key evaluation metric MBA programs look at.

Congrats! And share away! You've earned it!!

Post Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:00 am
Strat0caster wrote:
Good morning everyone,

I was hoping to get some input on a resume question. I'll be completing my application to McCombs in the next two weeks (Evening Program) and am currently working on my resume. I was approached last week about taking a promotion with an effective date of March 1. It's a solid promotion from an application standpoint as I'll be moving from an Area level (~300 employees) to a Chief of Staff position at a District level (~1100 employees). I can speak to the roles and responsibilities of the new position, but I can't contribute anything toward my personal successes.

So should I include the new title on my resume? If so, should I place it at the top of my chronology despite not being able to speak to personal experiences? If not, is there a way to annotate it correctly so I can show continued career progression without it getting lost in the rest of the resume?

Thank you in advance for any advice!
Yes, yes, yes! There is absolutely no reason not to add it and once the adcom looks at the date for the promotion they will not be wondering why there are no achievements yet, that will be very clear without you saying anything at all about the matter.

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Post Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:57 pm
Strat0caster wrote:
Good morning everyone,
Absolutely put it on your resume! What you can do is just make it the first bullet point if you want to call some attention to it- Or just put the title with the date and proceed with the previous accomplishments since it is then somewhat implied that you would not have new bullet points for something you just took on. Hope that helps- but schools like to see progression so it is good to mention this!
I was hoping to get some input on a resume question. I'll be completing my application to McCombs in the next two weeks (Evening Program) and am currently working on my resume. I was approached last week about taking a promotion with an effective date of March 1. It's a solid promotion from an application standpoint as I'll be moving from an Area level (~300 employees) to a Chief of Staff position at a District level (~1100 employees). I can speak to the roles and responsibilities of the new position, but I can't contribute anything toward my personal successes.

So should I include the new title on my resume? If so, should I place it at the top of my chronology despite not being able to speak to personal experiences? If not, is there a way to annotate it correctly so I can show continued career progression without it getting lost in the rest of the resume?

Thank you in advance for any advice!

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