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Hello everyone. I am a Finance/Statistics student who is graduating in May and have been sending out applications and interviewing. I also recently began a Spring internship, so I wanted to update my resume before I send out anymore. Unfortunately, my main advisor hasn't responded to me in 2 days an...
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I worked as a non-asset based pure-fee FA for seven years, (I guess that's still WM) And moved to AM about three years ago, mostly thanks to my Charter. I'm currently the Product Manager for a few funds that combine to be in the $2-$5B range, and have my Charter and CFP. We were also recently bou...
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Hi, I'm a senior asking for resume advice! I plan to apply for FT consulting and was wondering whether I should have a Leadership Experience section. Currently, I have 5 internships to include, the oldest one being a S&T position at a BB. I have the option to: 1. Have all my 5 internships under ...
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Fellow monkeys I have attached my resume and would like some feedback urgently. I have been applying for summer internships, graduate schemes, from everything ranging from Asset Management to equity research. But nothing is working. Really starting to get desperate now as I'm in my final year at uni...
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Hello everyone I am currently applying for IBD summer internships and I am really having an internal struggle on whether to include typing speed in my CV, using about 3 words. I have a small one-line section under "Other" which includes technical skills such as programming languages and so on. I can...
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Hello, I am currently a senior applying for full-time positions after graduation. As I've done a lot of internships recently, I've added alot to my resume and need to trim it a bit to get it to fit on one page. Also, any other feedback or suggestions on how I can make it better would be greatly appr...
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I am looking to apply to competitor consulting firms. Please review my resume and let me know what your thoughts are. I would greatly appreciate any opinion. Thanks ...
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I have interned at a real estate investment firm but It is not relevant to IB. Should I keep it off? ...
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How do people who are not exceptional (Really high grades, sports achievements, awards etc) go about getting their first internship ? One of my friends who is a borderline drug addict, average grade of 50% is about to get his second internship just because his dad is high up within the finance indus...
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So I've been interviewing for a while. Come real close in final rounds with a couple of different companies but I get the same question in every interview. "You were at this place for 2 months". Now I'm not saying it was the reason i didn't get the jobs but the company was terrible, fit, people, ...
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Hi guys, I'm currently applying for Spring Weeks in London. I would love to get feedback on wording, content that should be left out or that is missing, etc... Don't be afraid to criticize. I'm looking for all feedback I can get to build a better CV. ...
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Frequently on job postings they want someone that has the valuation/modeling/analysis skills. Coming from back office without any exposure to that stuff, what does one have to do to be able to list having those skills with some credibility? Of course self-learning these things but without the formal...
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Monkeys, As a math-econ guy at an undergrad, I've been heavily focusing on econ research positions available over the summer. I have gotten offers from a couple of the federal reserve banks (NY, RichmondVA, KansasCity, etc...) and I was wondering if there was some sort of a ranking among the federa...
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Hi, I was wondering when should I stop including "barista" as work experience on my cv? I mean, besides working at a coffee shop during my undergrad studies all I have to put on is an internship I did during my last year. I'm now a graduate student and research assistant in finance. Thanks for any a...
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Hello guys, I am working on my CV and I have a doubt regarding which grade to include in the entries. I have recently graduated from a French target BS. I have done my BSc in an Italian University and the final grade I got there is not that good. The Italian grades are out of 110 and I got lower tha...
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It is really good to be here and really better to be a part of this good plate form well im from austin texas ...
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Recently, I have found myself on the job hunt again and came across some excellent advice and resources I wanted to share with you guys. Some of it is a bit old, but it still stands true today. I've had the privilege of working with some people at major technology firms to help polish my resume and ...
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Hi, I am a Canadian citizen attending college in Kitchener, Ontario and I am taking financial planning and I have a part time job at Harveys lol, I am posting to ask for advice to create an acceptable professional resume to prepare to enter the industry of finance. ...
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Hey guys, I was just returning some video tapes when I realized I needed resume advice. I am a sophomore at a good non-target university. I am trying for some internships this summer and I would appreciate if you fellow monkeys could help out a baby Capuchin. It's a stretch but I am trying to apply ...
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Just really curious about this. I'm a first year law student (Undergrad, UK) trying to get my foot into IBD/Consulting internships (for first years) and I managed to secure two corporate law internships for later this year. Now as a first year, would it be okay to list these two future legal intern ...
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Hi I am a software developer currently working in the Finance industry. I am thinking about trimming the work experience section of my resume because 1) the work duty of my previous jobs are very different from what I am currently doing, so they might not be relevant anymore and 2) I have reached th...
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If anyone is willing, I'd love to send over my resume which I believe needs another set of eyes. I'm thinking about relocating so I want to send out the best iteration possible. FWIW: I'm targeting similar-type debt shops and (lower) middle market PE funds. Oh, and I'd prefer just sending to you dir...
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Hello, I'm writing a cover letter and I'm in need of some help. I'm applying to company A in the same industry as another company B I have experience at. The way I have it set up right now is First half: talk about why I love the industry (based on experience at B)Second half: talk about why I want ...
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I was recently laid off and updated my resume. Please let me know what your thoughts are. I would greatly appreciate any opinion. ...
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Hello everyone! I am about to apply for a graduate program in financial advisory at a big consulting firm and I was wondering if any of you has suggestions on what the perfect cover letter must/shouldn't include. I read a lot of materials on how to write cover letters etc, I am actually looking for ...
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Hi guys, any Germans out here that would be willing to help me out? I was asked to translate my resume into German (don't ask why lol). I used to be fluent in German but I haven't used it for the last 6 years so I'm a bit rusty + finance terms are another beast in every language. This shouldn't take...
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Hey everyone, thanks for stopping to take a look. Don't hold back on the resume - any and all advice is appreciated. I'm not sensitive. I am looking for a legit internship this Summer in Toronto. I had one in Europe last year; it was related to finance (for a specialty coffee roaster). I had a great...
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I'm a graduate applying to masters. But I'm applying to job applications before applications for masters programmes even open. So how should i phrase it on my cv? (in the UK) ...
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Having trouble with this. How have people here who have done an FLDP program or something similar set up their resume? I am unsure how to group each of my rotations, because essentially I have held four separate jobs within the program. ...
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Hello all, I am currently a university student looking to apply to an internship for summer 2017 with one of the banks. The application for the internship is due in the next couple of days. With that said, upon completing this Fall 2016 semester I was offered the position of a teaching assistant for...
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I'm a freshman at a non-target and I'm trying to find books, series, documentaries or anything really to learn more about investing and finance. My current career goal is Equity Research, but I'm looking for more overall knowledge, especially things on a more macro level or industry specific resourc...
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So WSO is in about year ~8 of reviewing over 1,000+ resumes. While we have an amazing team, it still shocks me how bad 90% of the resumes are that come in for reviews. We will occasionally refund clients that have a resume that hits on all the key points (formatting, content and background), but t...
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Hi all, I used to be a semi professional gamer back in middle school for a game called Dota and have ranked top 100 in a game called League of Legends which is a relatively big pc game. My question is... do you think it would be beneficial to talk about that experience during an interview? Not sure ...
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Hello, this is my first post here and I enjoy the large amount of content on this site. I'm interested in BB, IB, PE, and Hedge Funding. I'm a sophomore at non-target school, currently with a 3.3 GPA, and a rather incomplete resume. I plan to raise my GPA this spring semester to 3.5 or so and am app...
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Is it okay to use abbreviations such as FX, NPV, ROI, TAM, and SOM on resumes? Or should I write it all out? ...
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Tenure track faculty position in Financial Engineering/Financial Analytics at Stevens. An html description may be found at this link: https://web.stevens.edu/hfslwiki/index.php?title=Job ...
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Mine is currently 10.5 and I think that is pushing it. What about you? What do you think is the best font for resume? ...
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Hi, I'm in the last semester of finishing a second degree in Applied Mathematics, intending to go into quant finance. I was going to apply to an MFE program this winter but I don't know if I can swing it financially, so I'm leaning to getting some work experience first. My first degree was in Gover...
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I was wondering if it is possible to get an internship in finance in high school? I am currently a sophomore and I have never had a job or internship. My resume is consist of volunteer work, test scores, and basically only things that impress colleges. My parents don't have connections in the fina...
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Resume used to apply for graduate school finance program. I am hoping to look for a financial analyst job in the investment management devision after graduated from the graduate program. ...
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Given the importance in finance (especially investment banking), what is more recognizable and valued within the industry: Wall Street Prep training or a certification like the CFMS (Certified Financial Modeling Specialist)? Any other financial modeling self studies or ideas greatly appreciated! ...
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Hello, I am aware that this forum is mostly for people in the finance field, but I have seen that some of you have origins in accounting. I was hoping that perhaps I could get some constructive criticism on my resume. I also must disclose that when I converted my resume it somehow messed up the fo...
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When taking to my friends at uni (target) and people within investment banks already I get the sense that if they had two resumes infront of them: one which was full of finance internships and qualifications one which was full of interesting things ...most bankers would want to recruit (or at least ...
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When looking for candidates for a job, recruiters have a huge stack of resumes to sort through and only spend a small amount of time scanning resumes. In general, what are the three most important/unique things which stand out on a resume? If a college student is applying for an internship within fi...
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Morning gang. Are there any standard ways of incorporating P&L results into a CV? I currently reference the value in a bullet point whilst describing the position i.e. ...
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I submitted my resume for an opening I saw about 2 months ago for a sales role I came across. The posting was fairly old and would be closing soon so I quickly updated my resume and submitted it before the deadline. As a background, I have about 6 years of relevant sales experience so I felt like I ...
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Needing some help with my resume. Not getting any responses from anywhere. Unsure if to keep or remove GPA since its low. Had an interview and they my degree as Business Admin and was sort of confused. Should I remove the Business Admin and just put Finance? Also I have heard mixed reviews on putti...
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Hi, I'm in my senior year and I've been on the full-time job hunt for about 4 months now, applying to any Sales and Trading (more so Trading) or Asset Management positions I could find. After countless applications I have received a total of 0 invitations to interview. At this point, I'm considering...
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As being weak at writing English, I thought I just learn to write in simple way as Warren Buffet and U.S. SEC suggested in the book How to create clear SEC disclosure documents. Does your job environment accept a writing as simple as possible? Is there a difference in between sell- and buy-side? ...
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Applying for IBD Summer Internships. Am I competitive? If not how do I improve? (UK grade score translates to 3.6/7 GPA, and the college is a target for it's geography) ...
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I am a fourth year finance student who is looking for an opportunity to work in trading firms. I understand it is rare for people who don't have outstanding education background to apply for elite company such as Optiver. But I am not a quitter, and not matter how long it takes I will do my best to ...
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I have attached my Resume and Cover Letter. I am from a top 50 university. I play a division 1 sport while being a stand out student. I am applying for summer intern positions in IBanking and Private Equity. They wouldn't allow me to attach my razume because I am new to Wall Street Oasis, so I ...
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So I was a 'fresh out of the boat' international student and was shocked to find that there was so much unfettered drug usage in a mid-ivy league college. I was unable to fend for myself though, and just condoned the sex, drugs and marijuana that my roommate brought in in freshman year. Admittedly i...
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Looking to do IB in New York, maybe M&A or healthcare if I get any choice, yes I know it'll take some hustle. Rising junior, IB junior summer recruitment is on the horizon. Currently looking for an internship at a boutique in NYC by cold emailing, getting some responses but nothing promising yet...
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Hey Guys, I am currently applying for an associate level summer internship position in the UK. I am re-writing my CV and have received conflicting information about how long it should be. Some sources say absolutely no larger than 1 page, others say that because I have work experience in my industry...
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Not a finance student but it would be greatly appreciated if someone would critique it. http://docdro.id/ETLcqr9 ...
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I need advice finding transferable skills coming from retail management and going to a homeless shelter housing specialist/ case manager ...
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I am a student trying to break into finance through an internship. Please suggest suitable options based on my profile. I am primarily interested in Investment banking, Personal Wealth Management and Trading. I could really use some advice on how to proceed. ...
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Hi all, so I am singaporean and had to serve a mandatory conscription of 2 years in the Army. My question is: will countries with mandatory conscription like South Korea, Israel, Singapore look upon me as a favourable candidate since every other guy will have served the military in these countries a...
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Hi folks, I passed the eligibility for doing the 1 year MBA at Cornell (+5 years of experience and PMP certification) , now I'm preparing for the application process, considering that my desired industry post MBA is Private Equity - do you guys think the one year will be helpful or consider the two...
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Hey guys, I am interested in working for a firm on Wall Street as an analyst(writing code, creating models, etc.) and I am a freshman. I am considering switching from the engineering school of my university to the liberal arts/humanities college of my school. There I would double major in CS( gettin...
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If I have EU+US citizenship should I note that on my resume somewhere? If so, where? Will it help me or hurt me to have it on my resume? Or will it be not important at all? Just curious. Thanks! ...
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I am a big 4 senior in one of the major US city trying make a move into Financial Due Diligence. I am trying to transfer within my firm and also been talking to other Big 4 firms. I have tried to spin some of my audit experiences for more finance and leadership points. Would really appreciate any fe...
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I'm trying to get an idea of what's a good way to structure a deal sheet on my CV and how is it best to include it. My background is DCM. Should I add it as an appendix to my CV, where on the cover I just give a brief overview of what kind of work I've done at a given role (without going into specif...
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At the start of my university, I changed track from biomedical sciences to economics after 1,5 years. Today I have a BSC, MSC in Econs and an MSC in Finance (it's a Belgian thing to get several masters before applying to BB or MBB). The question I want to ask is, how do I start my introduction duri...
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Hi All, I am from Kolkata India. I had started my career in one of the big four situated at Bangalore as an offshore audit associate and then I joined in another big 4 offshore company in the same role after 2.5 years of experience in my previous company. Presently I have shifted my self to another ...
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I'll be applying for spring weeks soon so I'd be very grateful if you could give my CV a second opinion. Thanks in advance. ...
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Hi, I am writing applications to IB's for full-time analyst positions. I previously had an internship at another IB. How much should I mention the previous internship in the analyst covering letters? Cheers! ...
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I'm looking to move to tier 1 or tier 2 in London. So far I haven't had much response from my applications. What do you guys think about my resume? Don't be surprised about the length of my academic track record. Besides the switch from Biomeds to Econs it is a fairly normal Belgian track record (ba...
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Originally posted in IB Forum , forget this one was here. Monkeys, I transferred from a CC to a semi-target and talked to alumni MD with the result of getting my resume passed along and asked to apply online at their BB then I'm hoping interviews. However, I have a GPA situation. I just transferred ...
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I got a compensation questionnaire before and I was getting paid $x at my old job. I listed $Y because I had an oral agreement with the employer that it would be Y. I just got a call today asking about the discrepancy in pay stub and what's listed on compensation questionnaire and I said that was an...
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Mensa --> society that accepts people who have top 1% IQ. Just wondering if this is a good idea to put on my resume or if it has no relevance and may seem them I'm too smart for my own good. But then again, since I'm from a non-target it would show that I'm not a nut. Will this do any good? Thank...
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I am currently applying for MBA programs and is in need of resume editing service to stand out. Thanks in advance! Any help is appreciated. ...
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Hey everyone, i am planning to apply for a master in finance at erasmus university. Does anyone know the difference between the programms Finance and investments ( school of management) and financial economics (school of economics). Do you think applying to both programs could harm my chances? ...
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Hi guys, I have attached t my resume, please tell can someone tell where I can bring some improvements? This one has not been very successful so far and I think the reason is the wording. I do not have IB internship and I am not sure on how effective is the wording I have used to connect the only o...
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Freshman year (about 3 years ago) I purchased an item on-campus for a cheap price. The police found the guy who sold the item to me and a couple of weeks later the police came and talked to me about it. Because the price that I paid for the item was so cheap, they said I must have known that the i...
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I am a recent graduate and have been trying to break into finance for the past 3 months but have had absolutely no luck at all. Don't know what do going forward, I've applied to hundreds of jobs online tried to contact people through LinkedIn but it has gotten me nowhere. ...
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Hi fellow bankers, I hope you're doing well. I have a quick question. Is eliminating job location from resume frowned upon? Context: I interned this past summer in the IBD of a BB in a small country in comparison to the rest in its region. Basically, I do not want to include the location because It ...
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Hey guys, I just had a question after going a couple university club meetings on banking and finance. Some of the older students said to just copy and paste the resume and template and input my own information. It seems a bit generic to me but at the same time, they are the pros. Does anybody else h...
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Hi! I am preparing a round of applications for investment banking and would love to know what you think about this. I feel it i too long but unsure what to cut out tbh. I'll leave the letter updated after you post your comments, so that this can be left as an educational reading for the time to come...
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I'm a sophomore at HYP looking for an internship for next summer. My tentative plan is to apply to the jobs I qualify for on the school's career center website. Depending on the response I may also cold email a bunch of funds/firms. Does my resume have any glaring weaknesses? Are there areas that sh...
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ype keywords and select the ones that pop up. Please don't create new tags unless there really isn't a relevant one that comes up once you start typing. Thanks! ...
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I've been applying to numerous internships and every single one requires a cover letter. All of the people I have talked to in the industry have told me that the cover letter must convey some sort of unique interest you have in the company while also portraying your unique qualities. I know that som...
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Can anyone recommend a Resume Writing Service that specializes in writing Resumes for people that are seeking employment with the Federal Government? ...
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Hi all, I am super curious in investment banking with more than 10,0000 of applications what are the most interesting interests that you guys saw on resumes. ...
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Hi guys, so I looked through some posts and couldn't find anything pertinent to what my problem seems to be so here goes. My family has a real estate leasing business and I don't know how to list it on my resume (I have been working very closely on everything involved with the business; client meeti...
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I am from a target school and I have read a lot about whether or not you should include your GPA, (above or below 3.0). My cumulative is just below 3.0 (was in a program I did not enjoy at all my first year). However, upon switching, my GPA has improved significantly. Would it be a bad idea to put "...
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So I am a second year analyst in Asset Management and am looking to break into IBD. I am not valuing companies in my current role but my team used to be in charge of in-house m&a and I have access to old valuations & due diligence docs. I have enough materials to talk about these projects in...
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All - I am looking to move geographies / industries and hoping to get some feedback on my resume. I feel like given I am in a smaller market with a dominant industry, I haven't really had to rest on the laurels of my resume in a while (ie interviewing through contacts etc where resume is a bit of a...
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Hello All! As described in the title I have a poor GPA; a 2.52. I currently am half-way done through school and I will be bringing it up aggressively but in order to put myself down the right career path I need to land a strong internship for the summer in the financial service sector. Most places a...
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As per the title, please could you critique my CV. I am a soon-to-be first year applying for UK IB spring weeks. I haven't done much work experience and so am reliant on extra curricular entries. I have called these interests, but 'Writing' in particular is just an amalgamation of a few of my achiev...
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First time poster here. Looking to beef up my resume for my next internship, someone suggested the 65 to me because you don't need a degree to take it and am considering doing that or any certification that could be of value. For background I'm a sophomore in the middle of a 6 month internship at a ...
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