A great resume is convincing, concise, well-worded, and usually just one page. It's easy to list what makes a great resume, but it's a lot harder to actually do the work of creating one. We know that applicants need more than high-level advice and examples to aspire too, so we decided to use a messy, gritty, real-world example. Our Expert-in-Chief here at Admit.me, Kofi Kankam, edited a real grad school resume so we could share it here! This resource includes three versions of that resume: the original, the edits, and the final version. Read on for a guide on how to use them.
How to use this resource:
- Review the other resources in Craft Your Resume, so you know what makes a great resume: An Introduction to Resumes, Resume Case Studies, and A Checklist for Grad School Resumes.
- Click SEE THE ORIGINAL to see the raw, unedited resume. See if you can spot the same problems as we did.
- Click SEE THE EDITS to see all our notes and changes. Compare your edits to the expert's.
- Lastly, click SEE THE FINAL VERSION to view the final, corrected copy. This is what a great resume looks like.