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4 responses to Case Interview feedback is not gospel

  1. You are welcome JoJo

  2. Thanks, I thought so as well but this person’s feedback threw me off a little.
    No more problems playing the podcasts either.

  3. Hi Jojo,

    I would try using the Chrome, Mozilla or Safari browsers to view our site. It is optimized for those sites.

    No, you should not mention every experience since it is unnecessary. Your resume is not a marketing document but the document which best reflects the skills relevant to a role. Small roles can be removed since it looks strange to have 7 roles and just 2 bullets to each.

    If you look at Season 2, we condensed all of Alice’s Yale roles into one section call Yale Leadership. If you want to show everything, that is a very good way to do it.

    If not, you are welcome to leave off items.


  4. Hi Michael,

    I am having a bit of trouble viewing this podcast. I am going to try to view this elsewhere but I had a quick question for you.

    If I’ve had a total of 6-7 experiences (including pre-undergrad full time work and internships in college), is it necessary to include everything in my resume? An interviewer (non-US, non-top 50) brought it up during an interview and said I should, even if it means exceeding the recommended 1 page length.

    Also, say I am working for a startup that isn’t doing that great and so decide to take another job (while still working for the startup), do I need to mention both as my current experience in my resume?

    What I am trying to understand is if a resume is a marketing document where you provide only the most relavent information or if its mandatory to list every position you’ve ever held. Just for full disclosure, I always mention all my work experiences during the interview process itself (I am not really trying to hide anything).

    Thanks a ton. Really appreciate the help.

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