B3. What did you struggle with most in the work section of your resume?
Getting a resume down to 1 page is a must. It's also hard to make a resume tight and concise, while still explaining your work and your impact. Outside advice and iteration are crucial. Both activities are also helpful for translating your resume to clear and plain English.
MBAs also struggle to stand out. Some of this is a problem of perception: aren't all my fellow applicants terribly successful geniuses who've made a billion dollars? You need to believe in your own accomplishments.
Making it short, concise, and pithy
Standing out amongst applicants
Translating my industry language to clear English
Translating millitary language to something the admissions committee can understand; must be one page
Showing career progress towards a goal
Capturing and quantifying the intangible
Being in combat for 15 months was a great leadership experience, but hard to make tangible