12/5/12

Company is based in Chicago and deals with Consulting, Restructuring, bankruptcy, etc. My cousin is very respected and successful at this company. He tells me there is an opening and we both agree it is a good idea to jump on the opportunity.

I graduated 1.5 years ago. This would be my first analyst position. I feel like I do not have much related experience, but I am a quick learner and adapt well. My cousin tells me I am more than capable at being successful. I want this position, so please bash the resume as much as you would like.

I need help immediately. Position is time sensitive.

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12/5/12

Do us (and yourself) a quick favor and make a copy of your resume with identifying characteristics removed.

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12/5/12

Sorry. My resume is honest and I need help. Thanks for that bit though, I appreciate it. Resume Updated

12/5/12

I will do that if you think it's best. Current format is what my alumni association provided.

12/5/12

That current format sucks. Change it ASAP

Frank Sinatra - "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."

12/5/12

I'll get it done in an hour. Thanks.

12/5/12
12/6/12

Ok, I have not completed the resume yet as I have been swamped at work. I have some issues like the question you raised about my GPA.

I had a medical withdrawal from my first university experience, I left the school with a 1.8 GPA. I was only able to raise it to a 2.95 with a 3.24 major GPA from my graduated university.

I opened 3 companies while I was in school.
Importing winter garments from s. america and having products @ Ski/Snowboard Stores on consignment.
Refinishing and re-tuning Pianos- Worked out of a storage unit
Club/Bar/Lounge/Festival Entertainment Contracts- DJ's, Live Performers, Security, Dancers, Promotions

I paved my way financially thought school but never made it big.

Also means I never had an internship other than College Works Painting my Freshman year of College 7 years ago.

What would you include on your resume?

I've never worked in "Groups" or Corporate Projects.

Basically, I have an "in." I have the skills, but definetly not the corporate experience to prove it.

12/6/12

Don't list GPA. If you handled funds in anyway at those positions, list them and specific numbers for experience. Do NOT put CEO, put Founder. Have you done any extracurriculars?

Frank Sinatra - "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."

12/6/12

Yes...

FREELANCE Halloween Hallway- Expanded 3 seasonal stores into a franchise operation through research/ analytics.
Simplified Solutions- Revised business plan and market strategy to focus on emerging markets.
HACE- Created HACE's online social media outlet and delivered a presentation to the BOD.
ACTIVITIES Treasurer of ALPFA/LABS- Midwest Chapter of the Year, University of Illinois 2011
Volunteer/Event Coordinator for Executives' Club of Chicago Current
Executive Board Member of Chicago Organizational Fund and committee review officer 2010
Director of Community Service for The Management Leadership Association 2010
President of Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated UIC 2010

12/6/12

Thanks again for the help. I don't feel like a recent grad and IB experience is a bit different than mine. Not sure about how to tackle this template. I feel like I will be stretching the truth... Thoughts?

In reply to bforer2
12/6/12

bforer2:
Thanks again for the help. I don't feel like a recent grad and IB experience is a bit different than mine. Not sure about how to tackle this template. I feel like I will be stretching the truth... Thoughts?

Its for formatting purposes, not content. Just follow the formatting and then people on this site can offer a lot more help.

Frank Sinatra - "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."

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12/6/12

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