1/11/17

Big Announcement: WSO Private Equity Official Resume Template for Experienced Professionals with Deal Experience is Now Public!:

Click here for the free investment banking resume template for college students.

For those of you with deal or project experience coming from Investment Banking or Management Consulting, looking to make sure your CV format is clean and make sure that your private equity resume is polished for those competitive buyside jobs in private equity and hedge funds, we have a great sample resume you can now use free of charge (attached to this post below). We're hoping this clean format gives you an even bigger edge in recruiting (besides being members of WSO :-). Also, don't forget that our private equity interview prep guide is now available after years in the making (here)!

As I mentioned earlier in the week when we released the investment banking resume template for undergraduates, we think the WSO templates give you a lot more flexibility on spacing. It's tough to condense all of your deal experience into a coherent summary, so we hope this is helpful (keep an eye out for the Private Equity Interview Prep Pack which we expect to have a beta version released by the end of February 2014)

This is the PE resume template we use in all of our the WSO resume reviews with experienced buyside professionals.

This particular banking resume sample is for experienced hires, not undergraduates. You should also not take these bullets since they just being used as placeholders / examples and aren't that strong...

Thank you all for supporting Wall Street Oasis!
Patrick

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Comments (25)

2/14/14

You really are the man

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3/15/14

Looks cool. As expected, Education becomes last on the list (as opposed to graduates resumes), also, skipping the objectives.

People often ask for a Deal sheet, but I keep that separate and only make it available on demand

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3/28/14

Is skipping the objectives section advisable when looking for internships?

Edit: never mind, just saw the link to the undergrad one. I wonder if it's advisable for engineering internships.

3/28/14

most professional resume reviewers will tell you to include an objective statement at the top of the resume. finance industry based on my experience is one of the few places where it's expected for you to go without one...so my guess is for engineering internships, probably best to include one. good luck!

7/15/16

I got plenty of interviews without an objective during undergrad, even outside of finance.

Eager to learn

7/15/16
dionysian:

Is skipping the objectives section advisable when looking for internships?

Edit: never mind, just saw the link to the undergrad one. I wonder if it's advisable for engineering internships.

When you're applying for a job your objective is to get the job. What purpose is there to state "my objective is to get a job in blah" when you're literally applying for a job as that?

12/8/16

I wouldn't include unless you're in need to fill space. I never had an objective statement and landed many interviews and internships. By sending the resume it shows what your objective is... to get the internship. Lose the objective and fill that space with more relevant or interesting information that can separate you from the rest. good luck!

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3/28/14

I know it's nitpicky, but do you guys usually include relevant coursework? is it worth 2-3 lines of that vs adding more detail about past job specifics?

3/30/14

really depends on the person. If you feel there are 1-2 bullets being left out to make room for that relevant experience, then yes, you can remove it, but I still think only a few years out of school it can show that you were focused and studied relevant courses (this can especially be useful if the position you are applying to is more related to a course you took vs. your actual professional experience).

I'd still argue that less is more, and unless you can quantify the action and results from your prior experiences, another boring bullet about how you "helped coordinate meetings" is less value-add. These bullets are placeholders and should not be used as good examples since they are just "ok"...ideally you can quantify and show your impact more.

Hope that helps,
Patrick

5/7/14

Hey Patrick,

The one thing that I was wondering is--do we really include club experience from College? Don't get me wrong I loved that, but I always thought once I left that I would be excluding it from my resume, much like I excluded my HS stuff once I moved on to college.

5/7/14

again, the bullets are just placeholders.

If the leaderships experience is particularly impressive in college, you can keep some of it on, but should shorten this section if that is all you have. Ideally, you've taken on some leadership roles post college (associations, charities, etc) so you can replace your college leadership experience with something more recent

7/1/14

I will download this for future endeavor.

You da real MPV. May you - and this amazing forum - live long and prosper.

Fortes fortuna adiuvat.

8/25/15

Would you put Series 79/63 under certifications, or is this implied with the deal experience?

2/16/16

NA

3/28/16

Even though none of these resume apply to my situation there is still something to take away from them that can be used to improve my resume. THX

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3/28/16

what are you asking for exactly?

3/28/16

ibd_analyst:
what are you asking for exactly?

Resumes. I definitely omitted that from my post. My bad.

3/28/16

Nobody?

3/28/16

I think Mergers and Inquisitions has a topic with a few samples/tips on how to create your own

"I like Ackman," Mr. Icahn said. "I'll tell you why I like him. Anyone that makes me a quarter of a billion I like."

3/28/16

Waymon3x6:
I think Mergers and Inquisitions has a topic with a few samples/tips on how to create your own

Thanks, I found it, but would prefer seeing the real thing (redacted is fine). Just trying to ensure its in the best format possible.

5/12/16

Would you include college internships under work experience? Say you worked in boutique PE as a sophmore, then BB as a junior, and then went FT to that same BB - would it be alright to list the BB experience and the boutique PE experience (to show you've done PE before?)

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