When taking to my friends at uni (target) and people withinalready I get the sense that if they had two resumes infront of them:
- one which was full of finance
- one which was full of interesting things
...most bankers would want to recruit (or at least interview) the 'interesting' one.
Although being able to do your job is important, being fun to be around is also important. Finance can be taught but a personality develops overtime!
But what things are fun/interesting? Climbing a mountain? Playing an instrument in a London gig? Being captain of a sports club? Work experience at Google? A background dancer in Magic Mike? lol
Are there any recruiters/bankers/etc out there who can shed some light on this? What interesting things have you seen on a resume that stood out? Would you choose the interesting person over the finance focused person? (because I see many people who getoffers are finance focused)
Any tips on avoiding being brought in because 'you can do the work' vs 'someone fun to be around'?