10/20/11

I recently graduated college and I'm trying to fine tune my resume. I'm seeking a entry level finance position such as: financial analyst, trader, or financial adviser.

Any help would be appreciated - Thanks!

Resume draft 1

Comments (7)

10/20/11

You need an internship, yesterday. I also am not sure about listing your GPA. I guess since you have no experience at all it might help them quantify you, but it isn't good enough to put on IMO. You should start networking to get an internship, and try to get anything remotely finance related on there. Times are tough.

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10/20/11

you graduated with a bba and still only have a half-paged resume? world is against you kid. use the search function.

10/20/11

Hello Zgarske,

I don't want to sound like a downer but it is going to be extremely difficult for you to land a finance position with your resume as is. There is so much stiff competition in the world of finance along with all the economic turmoil. I don't really know how your finances are but you should try to pursue a master's degree and try to obtain some finance related internship for experience. I would also tell you to network but that is also going to be difficult because you don't have any finance related experience to talk about. Pertaining to your resume; take out the related course work it is assumed all finance majors take these relevant classes, and for your skills/interest add something with more of an educational purpose. I don't know what to say, I'm in no better boat but I've busted my rear end to be where I am now. I'm surprised you haven't done the same in college.

10/20/11

It's a sad resume, but you know what overcomes a sad resume? Networking. You're going to need to do a lot of that.

Also the lengthy list of hobbies at the bottom is dwarfing much of your work experience. I would take that out.

no way kimosabe, this is my house now --Brennan Huff

10/20/11

It's a sad resume, but you know what overcomes a sad resume? Networking. You're going to need to do a lot of that.

Also the lengthy list of hobbies at the bottom is dwarfing much of your work experience. I would take that out.

no way kimosabe, this is my house now --Brennan Huff

10/20/11

Disclaimer; I'm still a student. But I think you should definitely do an MSF. Here's probably what I'd be doing if I were you (assuming you graduated last May)

1. Study for and take the GMAT. Also network with alumni. Start this ASAP.
2. Get accepted into an MSF program. With a 3.1 and no experience you're going to have to rock the GMAT.
3. Use the MSF's career center to help you find an internship. Also do some cold-calling. Depending on when you can get accepted by, you may be able to hit up some places for off-cycles. I'm graduating in December of next year and will likely end up doing that.
4. Once you've had a couple internships over the next few months, start going through the usual stuff (networking, hopefully some OCR). Also get a 3.5+ so you can mask that 3.1 a bit.

Doing all of these things will likely put you in a much better position.

If you can't do an MSF...idk. Good luck

10/20/11
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