Q: I’m working on my NYU and CBS applications and both ask for a description of each job, without a specific word length. (It’s “Duties/Responsibilities” for Columbia, “Description” for NYU).
I assume I should include information different from what’s on my resume but what exactly? And how long should I make these be for each job?
A: The application boxes are there to give CONTEXT for the brilliant achievements on your CV.
One of the biggest mistakes I see are resumes that use the bullet points to describe activities, tasks, duties of the job instead of pointing to specific contributions made that added VALUE to the company. Each job title should be followed by a short “job scope statement” but the focus should be on the bullets = accomplishments = showing how you do the job WELL. Exceptionally well.