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What NOT to include in MBA App Resume: Computer Skills?

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What NOT to include in MBA App Resume: Computer Skills?

Post Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:13 pm
Hi! Can anyone tell me whether or not we should include a "Computer Skills" section on our MBA App resumes? While I know this is pertinent stuff for recruiters/employers, is it still relevant for AdComs?

What is more, are there other categories of skills that may be irrelevant in an MBA resume?

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Post Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:55 am
Not really. If you are in tech though and you have the space, you can put one line of it.

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Post Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:28 pm
Hi Jon,

Thanks for the reply!

In my case, I think it's best to leave it out.

Are there other categories that are irrelevant in MBA resumes?

Thank you,
Derek

Post Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:18 pm
Objectives, because you have an essay or three dedicated to that. so that's usually a waste of space. Hobbies, Interests and Languages are nice though.

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Post Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:38 am
Hello. If you are taking a pre-mba course (ie corporate finance), such as one with Berkeley Extension, is it ok to include on your resume in the education section. My appication is due in October, but the course ends in December. Just want some feedback on where and if to include it this course in resume.

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Post Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:50 am
You could indicate that you're currently taking the course.

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Post Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:26 am
What about MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) such as courses taught on Coursera.

PROS:
- They're usually taught by top professors from top universities
- You get graded on quizzes, homework, final exams etc., and need to have a passing grade to receive a certificate

CONS:
- They're free online courses.

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