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On ApplicantLab, the coach goes on quite a bit about having a lot of white space on your resume (easy on the eyes), etc etc. This is totally wrong, right? Ive explicitly a Wharton admissions officer say to use margins to your advantage (pack more stuff in) and have seen an application guide at an MBB, where the resume templates include very little white space. Obviously every word should be valuable, but just wanted to check my sanity here since AppLab offers good advice elsewhere.

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Using margins and having white space aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive: just make sure it reads well and doesn’t look like a wall of text.

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That’s the key takeaway. Subjective but use your judgement

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Follow Wharton’s advice, definitely. Also important to note - once I was accepted I was given a template to follow for my resume (so all 1Y resumes matched).

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Good Q wondering the same

Explicitly seen* but yeah if others are curious I feel strongly that this is bad advice.

OP, what exactly was Wharton’s advice regarding resumes? What font size, margin, etc.?

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