Resumes are a necessary component to the IS student job search. Unfortunately, many IS students downplay the importance of their resume and do little to improve the likelihood of their resume being read and positively evaluated. This exercise requires students to peer review the resumes of their classmates using a standardized rating system that rank orders all the responses. IS students are able to review MS Excel skills to aid in their decision making as well as develop a graphical decision tool to more easily compare responses. Results suggest that students rank at least 2 of the same resumes highest or lowest on the ranking scale with middle rankings being much more subjective. A result is that students can utilize useful ideas from other student resumes. Instructors may use results to emphasize that extra effort pays off in creating opportunities for a more positive review and rewarding result.
Hackbarth, Gary, "IS Student Resume Writing Exercise " (2009). SAIS 2009 Proceedings. 4.