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Grad Application Resume 
20th-Jan-2013 02:35 pm
Does anyone know of any websites, books or possible templates that would help assist me in tightening up my resume for applications?

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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21st-Jan-2013 03:20 pm (UTC)
It depends on the type of grad school you are applying to; for law school the Harvard Law website has a great template. It might be good for other programs as well but I can't personally speak to that.
21st-Jan-2013 04:11 pm (UTC)
Ok, thanks. And I am going to graduate school for Speech Language Pathology.
21st-Jan-2013 04:22 pm (UTC)
Since I'm applying to professional programs (as opposed to research-based), I just used a template and tips I found on one program's career services website. The result looks more or less like the resume I use for job applications in that field, with a little more work history and some undergrad honors tacked on. Time will tell if that was the right way to go or not...
21st-Jan-2013 04:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it seems that there isn't a set CV to use. Some websites I've come across recommend an objective while others rebuke it, did you use an objective on yours?
21st-Jan-2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
I didn't; I have also seen that on professional resume samples (both for my field and for other fields), but my feeling is that if I'm applying to either a graduate program or a job, my objective is clear from the materials that I submit in addition to my resume (cover letter or SOP etc.). The particular guide that I used to construct my resume provided samples both with and without objectives, so I opted for without.
22nd-Jan-2013 02:17 pm (UTC)
Most of the recent advice I've seen recommends ditching the objective, since that's what the cover letter and other materials are for.
22nd-Jan-2013 02:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks.. Was there a specific cover letter template that used ?
22nd-Jan-2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
I didn't really use a template.
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