SOP & Resume
WHAT IS A STATEMENT OF PURPOSE?
The Statement of Purpose is the single most important part of your application that will tell the admissions committee who you are, what has influenced your career path so far, your professional interests and where you plan to go from here.
SoP is the only part of your application packet over which you have full control. Your academic and extra-curricular records are in the past. It is the opportunity to grab the attention of the admission committee. This is the one time show, to showcase your capabilities, strength and uniqueness in oneself.
The SOP is your chance to talk directly to the admissions committee. To make yourself stand out from among a multitude of similarly qualified candidates. To convince the committee that you have the spark, the thirst for knowledge that could add value to your class.
SOP is the most important part of your application. Understanding what to include, what not to include and how to write SOP is all very much important part of selection.
It is important to note that irrespective of whether you are writing statement of purpose for an MBA program or an MS program or even for any of the UG courses the format would remain the same.
A standard SOP would be about 800 to 1000 words
The most important part of your SOP is for this that the place where you provide the reason why you wish to do what you wish to do. It is always best to narrate with an example.
Writing a SOP is not an impossible task. It needs some care, attention and patience.
For example narrate how will this specific programme in this specific university, in this country help you?
What are all the challenges you faced in your life and how did you over come them?
A resume is a document that provides an employer with a detailed statement of a job candidate's prior work experience, education, and accomplishments. It is a summary of skills, knowledge, and potential contributions; a summary of civic, professional, and philanthropic volunteer work; a list of certifications; and mention of any additional, relevant coursework.
You have heard the expression "First impressions are lasting ones." Well, your resume is the first meeting between you and a prospective employer more often now than ever. So, how do you want to be remembered? Wrinkled and unorganized. Neat and structured. Long and boring. Precise and interesting. Companies do not have the time to interview every applicant that is interested in the job. If they did, there would not be a company to work for. They use an eliminating process. That's right - resumes.
The write way to prepare a resume:
► Do not exceed more than 2 pages.
► Think creatively and convert your academic skills into a suitable non academic version.
► Emphasis on your skills and accomplishments.
► Present information in an easily accessible and attractive style.
► Use language and acronyms recognized in your field.
► Make sure your skills match your employee’s needs.
► Create several versions of your resume.
► Tailor it in a unique and profound way.