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MS Résumé Templates

How to start?

Read the CRC Résumé Writing Guide and all the instructions below before you begin. The CRC highly recommends student to follow the instructions in the guide to create a "scannable" version of your résumé.

Select one of the following templates (Microsoft Word is required):

The following samples show a variety of acceptable formats, which can be used by any of our programs:

 View MS Résumé Sample #1

 View MS Résumé Sample #2

 View MS Résumé Sample #3

 View MS Résumé Sample #4 - Accounting with UB undergraduate degree

 View MS Résumé Sample #5 - Accounting with non-UB undergraduate degree

Save your résumé to a USB or your hard drive using your Last Name_First Name as the file name. Ex: Smith_John

Click on shaded areas in templates and appropriately enter your demographic, academic and employment information.

Why use the template?

Recruiters spend seconds deciding whether to place a résumé in the trash pile or interview pile. To increase your chances of securing an interview, you want to create a résumé that effectively markets your qualifications in an error-free and easy-to-read format.

By reducing the time and energy spent on formatting your résumé, the CRC résumé template helps you focus your attention on developing the résumé content that markets your unique experience and skills.

Many other top management programs require students use a résumé template and recruiters are accustomed to screening candidates’ skills and experience via a résumé template.

Customized for UB School of Management students, the CRC résumé template guides students in writing a résumé but also offers the flexibility to make any adjustments if necessary.

The CRC résumé template is a traditional style résumé that lists your professional experience chronologically, starting with your most recent position. The majority of résumés are written in this format, and this is also the format most employers are accustomed to seeing.

“Management-Focused” Bullet Points

Many of our incoming MS students have previous technical experience and the first drafts of the MS level résumés tend to focus on tasks instead of results or accomplishments. Consider what your potential employers in your future industries would want to know about your experiences and not just what your past employer would find interesting. Always have the reader in mind. Here are two before and after examples that show how to turn technical job descriptions into more management-focused bullet points.

Before - needs improvement:

Infosys Technologies Ltd, Bangalore, India
Software Engineer, 11/2010 – 07/2012

After - with enhancements:

Infosys Technologies Ltd, Bangalore, India
Software Engineer, 11/2010 – 07/2012

Notice that the after version shows results with actual percentages and describes the value that the employee brought to the company. Take the time to think about the skills you developed that would be transferable to your future jobs and also try to show you were successful at the tasks you performed by using those skills. Our recommendation is to research job openings for positions you would plan to apply for in the future and see what skills and qualities the companies are requesting for those jobs. How can you show that you have developed those skills in your past positions already?

Résumé Writing Workshop

These tools will help you become aware of the important features of an American-style résumé. Based on years of feedback from corporate recruiters, we will show you what to include as well as what not to include. We will also demonstrate how to make the most of your experience.