Getting into IIMs is a challenging task for applicants all over India and abroad. Every student dreams of studying in a top-rated university that helps him/her achieve his/her goals.
How can you achieve your goal of making your dream university your second home for a few years?
First, you need to ensure that you give the CAT (common aptitude test). Once you are shortlisted for the interview round, the next step is to write a CV and ensure that you answer the interviewer’s questions during the interview round.
These are the ways through which you can improve your CV/resume to boost your chances of getting selected in top IIM’s:
Make sure that you proofread your CV: Not proofreading a CV is a common mistake that many applicants make while applying to the university of their choice. Make sure that there are no spelling or grammatical errors in your CV. You need to present the best version of yourself, both during a face-to-face interview and on paper.
Use action words in your CV: Using action words like ‘’communicated with clients’’ or ‘’collaborated with influencers’’ can help you strengthen your curriculum vitae. Use them to showcase the work you did during internships or jobs.
Mention your extra-curricular activities: The one way through which you can differentiate yourself from applicants with the same examination results is through your activities. Universities want to ensure that you will be a positive contribution to your community. Mention the clubs you started/were a part of during college. It would be best if you used specific numbers. For instance, an applicant can mention, ‘’Started the marketing club in college and increased the participation to over 50 members.’’
Talk about your volunteering experience: Volunteering experience showcases that an individual is willing to leave a positive impact on the community/society. If you volunteered at an NGO, mention this in your CV.
Most of all, remember to believe in your capabilities and experience. Good luck!