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WSO Public Resume Review System (Free) or WSO Finance Resume Review Service (Paid)In line with the new changes that are coming to WSO, this new Resume Review System should help out everyone here vying for those coveted finance positions. Any comments in this thread that are not constructive or does not give specific feedback to a resume will be deleted. This service has now bee...
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WSO Hall of Fame: Resume Advice Forum The Wall Street Oasis Resume Advice Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best topics on resumes. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please navigate here. If you think we missed...
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Wanting Advice for A Highschool StudentGreetings, I am a junior in high school. I have been wanting a career in asset management since I was 13. Soon to become a senior, college applications are approaching. I have a close to perfect SAT score, close to perfect SAT subject test scores(Math and World History), top 3% rank, and a 3.9 unwei...
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Job HuntingIt is almost November and recruiting season is almost over for the summer. I know there is plenty of talented people out there still looking for that internship or full-time position. It is a hard time for many as there is a lot of competition, but what are some of the tips and tricks for people who...
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My resume for a gap-year in commodity tradingI'm a french student with little experience in the commodity field and as my gap year starts in a few months I'm targeting commodity trading firms. I'm highly interested in physical trading but I'm also interested in paper trading. If I get internship(s) in physical trading do you think it could shu...
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High School Freshman Seeking AdviceI am currently a freshman at a top DC prep school I am close to if not top of my class Editor of Newspaper: Finance Section Business Club President of Student Alumni Club Online MOOCs Financial Modelling/Valuation Debate Learning Mandarin Intersnships: Small Firm in Philadelphia for a month this sum...
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What score should one get in the GED to be able to land a better employment?What are the most effective and cheaper ways to study for the GED test in order to obtain an exemplary score to be able to land a better job?...
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Personal account on Resume.Hi everyone, I was wondering if it was okay to put Personal Investing on a resume, I had a 20% realized gain in 2017 and think it would be good for an Equity Research position...
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Resume and on-line application inquiry ( Transfer student)I applied for several companies . I am a graduate student and had attended multiple undergraduates since I had transfered from school to school. ...
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Resume template for experienced professionalHi, I have 5 years of experience, 2 years on the sell side (equity research) and 3 years currently at a multi-strategies hedge fund. I am actively searching for jobs again but haven't been updating my resume in a few years. Other than the content, I am wondering if my resume template is no longer i...
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sophomore resume critique please?hey, I'm a sophomore at a top 40 non-target looking to apply to IM firms as well as BB PWM/ops roles very soon for this summer. my plans for the future are hopefully IB or consulting, if I'm lucky. https://imgur.com/ge5SxOg thanks in advance!...
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Consultant to Silicon Valley resume ChangeFormer IB Analyst, now consultant in the digital space (think Solstice, Thoughtworks, Accenture Digital, etc.) Specializing in logistics industry and looking to move to a more established / higher paying gig. Stumbled upon something Uber's strategy group that I fit the mold for apart from my resum...
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Can I list my superscored ACT score instead of my highest individual one?So ACT scores are calculated by averaging out your English, Math, Reading, Science scores, each section also out of 36, giving you the composite score. My highest is a 32 composite in one sitting. I also got a 31C in a diff sitting, with a perfect 36 math score. Now, superscored (taking the highes...
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What to Include in a Cover LetterI may have missed a previous post about this, but I was just wondering what I should be putting in my Cover Letter. Any advice is greatly appreciated...
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16 Tips to Improve Your Investment Banking ResumeLike many of you, I used to not know what to do with my resume. Now that's been solved; I give to you 6 don'ts, and 10 do's on your investment banking resume! Why Is It So Important to Have a Good Resume? Your resume is your first impression, and your first impression is going to depend on your r...
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What are some good interests for a resume?Would the following be okay to put under interests? To me, what I'm putting down sounds incredibly stupid, granted it's true, but still... Interests: Baseball; News Junkie; Fantasy Sports; Movies; Non-fiction books Essentially, I need more things to put in my interests, I'm also interested in pol...
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How exactly can I improve my resume?Hi, so I have not gotten many job offers and am really worried about my future. Is it possible for someone to quickly go over my resume and find out really what I should improve on. My future does depend on small improvements like this and I needs opinions. Cheerio, WhichSeatCanITake ****Sorry Ab...
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PLEASE RIP MY RESUME - STARTUP OPERATIONS ROLE Hi guys! I am passively applying to a startup operations role and haven't been updating my CV for quite some time. Feel free to tell me exactly is wrong!...
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What Will Save Your Resume?The resume is one of the most important documents you own. It allows everyone to catch a glimpse of your life story. What is one thing that is crucial to a great resume that most people do not realize?...
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Will I fail my background check ?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 a...
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Best font for a resume - Which theme to go with? What would you say is the best font for a resume? I normally use Times New Roman but I have seen real good resumes in Calibri, and I was thinking about changing mine also. Which theme do you suggest I go with? Content Editor Note: Below are five helpful posts on resume fonts, overall resume improve...
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Activities Section is No Longer OverlookedBased on what I've gathered from friends, connections in the industry, and other websites, I've come to the conclusion that the activities section on one's resume isn't as useless as it looks. By that I mean that some jobs find certain activities off-putting. For example, if I'm applying to a steady...
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How To Correctly Insert Future Internship/Position Into ResumeHey everyone, Today I accepted a position at a BB (GS, JPM, MS) as a GWM intern. What I am wondering is if Is it frowned upon to put this in my resume NOW, without actually starting the internship yet? If it is not, could I get some advice on how to correctly word it in my resume? Thanks. ~ Gran...
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Get Your Resume Scored by WSO...for only $5 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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Does GPA matter after your first job ??? I'm graduating from a second tier school with a degree in Math. GPA is gonna be 3.2/4.0 (the minimum requirement to keep my offer..) But I will be working for one of the top 3 Commercial Bank. Honestly I love the company and dont even see myself moving anywhere else, but you never know.... My GPA ...
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GO IN ON MY RESUME PART 3Hello everyone, this will probably be my last time posting about my Resume but I still want some feedback on what I could change and what I right now. I'm applying for a couple of Equity Research positions and resume is due on Friday. Thank you all for helping me update my Resume to be more competit...
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What to write on resume for prolonged summer analyst position?I was hired as a summer financial analyst and stayed on part-time through fall and now winter. I currently have summer/fall financial analyst but think it would sound bad if I kept that going (summer/fall/winter/spring...) Any advice? Thanks!...
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Critique my resume please (non native speaker)Hi, I am not a native english speaker so I assume the sentences written of my resume could be improved. I would be very grateful if someone would critique my resume!...
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Pre-Med looking at financeI'm currently going into my second semester of sophomore year at a good liberal arts school with a 3.8 GPA. My whole life I've been wanting to be a surgeon, and have always had a strong natural ability in anything to do with biology, which I love. However as of about six months ago I started getting...
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GO IN ON MY RESUME PART 2https://imgur .com/a/GkLU7 Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am a sophomore from a non-target but a big school applying for an equity research summer internship...
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< Critique my Resume please !!! >I think its almost done but would like some feedback, thank you all for your time. https://imgur .com/a/Xkk9b...
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Critique my resume - bad gpa and no experienceDelete. Delete.Delete.Delete.Delete.Delete.Delete.Delete.Delete.Delete.Delete.Delete.Delete.Delete.Delete....
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Abbreviations on Resume 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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Will joining a singles tour help me move on from my failed marriage?I’m 48 and already divorced. My ex wife has cheated on me and is pregnant with another man’s child. To be honest, I would have forgiven her for doing it once but to be carrying someone else’s child is too much. I know that no matter what I decide to do that our marriage will never work out ...
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Interview PrepI am currently working in a boutique equity research firm (short side). I am currently looking to break into IB as an associate or big sell side research firm. Any thoughts on the books i need to read to prep for the interview? Suggestions and inputs appreciated. (p.s: I am a non-ivy)....
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Huge Resume Question: For non-target undergrad, should very impressive AP scores go on your resume?I went for a very specialized degree at a non-target undergraduate public university (very few schools have the program). I am wondering whether AP scores should go on resume, particularly if I have them in the 3 hardest AP classes (Physics C: mechanics, E and M, Calc BC and some liberal arts ones...
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major & cumulative both 3.65 - how would you list on resume?Below is my resume's Education summary currently. Since 3.65 is both my major and cumulative GPA, would you leave GPA as Ive listed it without clarifying major or cumulative and if not, how would you list it? **EDUCATION** THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, University Park, PA Graduation P...
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Preparation for CVWill submitting articles in a popular newspaper's magazine section weekly improve my CV? Does the qualification and experience seem relevant to my career path? Thirdly, will it be necessary to have a solid evidence of my involvement in writing while applying for university? ...
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RESUME CRITIQUE: Graduating university, looking into management consulting jobs - have at it!Hi everyone, please critique my resume for an entry-level consulting job. I know that there are some items on there that are unconventional, but that is because I am pursuing a job in the Middle East, where that is common. For example, the **big circle on the top left** usually contains a picture of...
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Personal Investing Portfolio on Resume?Is this something worth putting on my resume as a new grad trying to land a job in IB, ER, AM, or PE. I have had a decent return on my personal portfolio of 13.9%. I also have no relevant experience. If I should put it on my resume, how should I include it?...
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Help With a Resume Hey, everyone. I am working on my resume for when I start applying for internships and I was wondering if anyone could give me tips on how to improve it. I understand that resumes need to be constructed around the internship/position I'm seeking, but I'm sure there could be some general improvements...
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Abroad during hiring season and questions about online courses for resume experienceI am a current sophomore at a non-target school. Over this past semester I have been able to reach out to alumni who work on the street, and get their opinion on my questionable timeline. I am going to be abroad during the next hiring season, in order to improve my proficiency in a foreign language...
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Resume Quick HelpHello, I'm in FP&A and want to transition into IB. I work for a prestigious firm on the street and I've done some modeling for acquisitions that my company bought out. These models were then put into a deck and presented to senior management. My question is, should I put a "Selected Projects" area ...
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Listing coursework on resumeHi, I'm currently updating my resume and I was wondering if I should include a bullet point for the coursework I've done. On this forum I've generally seen people including "relevant coursework" which usually includes any Economics/Finance/Mathematics courses, but as I'm studying a BSc in Econ, all...
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What can I do in 3 months that will help me in the finance sector?I have a free time of 3 months. What can I do or start in these 3 months that will help me in the financial sector?...
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Resume help.Hey guys, I graduated back in May with a 3.5 GPA and I have gotten a couple interviews, but I overwhelmingly get rejected. I dont have much experience, but I was wondering if my resume was still good? https://www.slideshare.net/BrianOlsen22/brian-t-olsen-resume Thank you very much....
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Econ + Philosophy or Econ + Stats Double Major or Econ + (Stats and Philosophy) Double Minor? My school requires me to either double major or have a single major and two minors. I'm interested in doing consulting after graduating, and might exit into finance. What option should I go for? ...
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Background Check and Private TutoringHi, I used to do some private tutoring for a student in high school, and I've currently included it on my resume. However, I don't really have any proof of this (no pay slips or anything), except for a reference to the person I did it for, who I'd rather not drag into a potential background check. ...
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First year undergraduate CV for Spring Insight ProgramFind attached my CV for the Spring Insight Programs. Hopefully it will work now. Thank you! [CV]((file:///C:/Users/bella/Documents/cv%20post%20PDF.pdf) "CV")...
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Cover Letter for Spring Insight Program at Goldman Sachs*(There is a limit of 300 words. This is the prompt: **Cover Letter - motivations for applying Please provide information you would typically include in your cover letter in 300 words or less. Be sure to provide examples of the qualities you would bring to Goldman Sachs and describe your motivations...
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Cover Letter for Spring Insight Program in JP Morgan(there's a limit of 1500 characters, so to add something I would have to delete something else that's "less relevant". Thank you in advance!) I am writing to express my interest in the position of an intern in the Early Insight Program in the Finance and Business Management area. I am aware a chanc...
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First year undergraduate CV for Spring Insight ProgramsFind attached my CV for the Spring Insight Programs. file:///C:/Users/bella/Documents/cv%20post%20PDF.pdf ...
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How can I include my involvement and investment in a PE on my resume?Hello everyone! This is my very first post/discussion. I'm a finance graduate from John Molson School of Business (Concordia University) in Montreal, Canada who's trying to break in IB or PE. I would appreciate your input on how to optimize this experience in my resume to increase my odds of break...
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Goes without saying, but be brutally honest. When is it fair to update my resume? (TL;DR at bottom)pppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp...
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4 Years for Econ/Stat Double Major Vs. 3 Year Econ MajorHey guys, I know that there are plenty of posts asking for advice on double majors, but hopefully my situation is unique enough to warrant a new post. I'm a junior in economics at Penn State University Park with a 3.3 GPA that I think I can reasonably raise to a 3.4 by the end of the year. I'm on ...
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Is a degree from Carnegie Mellon's campus in Qatar a good degree?Is a degree from Carnegie Mellon in Qatar good? It's a campus based in Qatar and not in the US. The degree is similar and the material is similar. I reckon the requirements to study are more lenient....
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Criticism on resumeHello every one. I'd appreciate if anyone could take a look and give criticism on my resume. I'm applying for 2018 Summer Analyst Programs and wanted to know if this is well written for the positions. Thank you https://imgur.com/a/LtpiU...
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Do kids ever get ignored/dinged for having too good of a resume?Hey guys, So simple question. In the context of graduate and summer recruiting, do firms ever ignore (don't even call) or reject kids because their resumes are too stacked? Also are people less likely to respond to a cold email from someone with a sick resume? Maybe it's a concern that the person...
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Where should I apply for an internship?I’m at finance major in New York City. I’m in my senior year of college but I’m going to stay an extra semester. I believe I have yet to achieve a finance related internship due to my low GPA (2.7). Can anyone give me some advice? Thank You...
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Please help me with my Equity Research resume Hi All, I am looking for some assistance with my resume. I have actually tried to use the paid WSO service, however, they couldn't link me up to anyone it seems. Would be great to get any critique. Bit of background, i have about 5 years experience, largely in Big 4 audit, but also 8 months transa...
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Bsc- Bocconi vs St Gallen va Frankfurt (or other)Bsc- Bocconi vs St Gallen vs Frankfurt School (or other) Hi all, I am currently in the process of applying to university for bachelor programs. My career aim is to work for a commodity trading company or in an investment bank either in London, Switzerland, Frankfurt or Singapore but I'm having a t...
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Weird GPA/Test Score Situation - Do I Include my GPA?I'm a rising sophomore at a target school with a pretty shitty GPA - just a 2.8 after freshman year. Right now I'm applying to intern positions for the summer of 2017. Here's are the caveats - why I think my poor GPA may be overlooked. 1. I'm currently on a very quantitative Math/Physics/CS trac...
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Cornell economics, low cumulative GPASo I am in A&S and really messed up freshman year, ~2.3 average. I was pretty much undecided and didn't have motivation or understand how to study. I took a year off and worked in the tech business, (I know some programming). Having been exposed to more business and finance matters, I am considering...
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Looking for your valuable input regarding my resume Hello all, I was hoping to get some advice regarding my resume before I start submitting it for Canadian summer IB internships. I am a 4th year at a semi-target in Canada. Any input would be highly appreciated. Thank you! ...
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Destroy my Resume (Semi/Non-Target Junior) List Youtube Partnership?Any advice is much appreciated. Would you throw out my resume? Especially interested in whether my format has any errors. Also wondering if the Youtube partnership and interests section are appropriate or worth listing....
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How to add different programming languages to resumeI'm fairly good with VBA and have a working understanding of Python. I work with both regularly but wouldn't consider myself a python programmer like some other folks that assist in building out our scripts. For my current role, I mention in my resume that I participate in the streamlining of proces...
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RIP an international student resumeAn international student going back to the States after the military service. Please ignore all the XYZ but context and look Many Thanks...
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Game of Thrones On My Resume?Hi everyone, I was just wondering what you guys think about putting TV shows/movies in your interests section of your resume. I was thinking about adding Game of Thrones as this may appeal to many other people. The interests section is usually used for sports and games, but are TV shows fair game?...
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Spring insight week-Wreck my CVDear WSO community: Hi, I am a first year international undergraduate student from LSE hoping to apply for spring insight week (the standard set of JP Morgan, sachs etc.......), I have minimal leadership/co-curricular experience as I was very much academically oriented. Now going to uni I know the ...
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Kill_my_ResumeProfessional Experience BBVA CIB London, UK Credit derivatives trading intern Oct. 2016 – Apr. 2017 • Followed the credit and interest rates markets, volatilities, stocks and indexes, by monitoring multi-asset performance on Bloomberg Terminals and Thomson Reuters Eikon • Active part...
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London 2018 SA - How bad is it?So here I am, applying to 2018 SA positions in London. My university is a target here in Turkey, less so elsewhere. A quick Linkedin search shows about 15 or so FO alumni in London and New York. I managed to network my way into a 6 week long investment banking internship at the country's leading ...
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Learning Chinese Mandarin worth it?Hey Guys, I was wondering whether or not It is a marketable skill to know Chinese Mandarin? I am majoring in Economics, minoring in Business Fundamentals, and taking 4 semesters of Chinese Madarin. Eventually, I would like to do business in China, I see much growth potential in China. Are there any...
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Third Party Political Experience on resumeAll, I have had various positions in a local and regional chapters of a third party (think libertarian, green, etc) including the cofounder of a local chapter and board member for another larger regional chapter. Should I include this on a resume? I think it shows leadership and volunteer experience...
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Undergraduate resume needs critisismI'm an undergraduate graduating in the spring of 2018. I will apply for investment banking positions with this resume and would appreciate any feedback or critisism, be harsch. http://docdro.id/JWAbDFx...
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Corporate development/strategy/planning resume templatesCan anyone forward some stellar corp dev/strat/planning resume templates that they may have? I did IB and a year of PE so my resume is really transaction focused. I feel like corp roles would want something a little more broad/general. Can someone help? ...
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Resume in the LinkedIn eraHow do you use LinkedIn for job search? How do you use it for networking? Tbh I'm using it a lot only for networking or to share work experience. Is good. Your thoughts?...
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OBLITERATE MY NONTARGET RESUME PLEASE! Accepting any comments or criticism!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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What are my chances at breaking into consulting with my current background (Deloitte, Accenture, etc.)?Hello All, I'm currently a junior at a university in the US, who recently got interested in consulting. I've researched the possible career paths consulting can bring and wanted to pursue it for this coming summer internship. I've only just learned about this field, so please forgive any ignorance ...
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CV Review — Unsure About Sub-Bullets Hi guys, I would appreciate feedback on my resume, especially regarding the sub-bullets and the way I describe my work experience. I am applying to summer internships in London IB. [Here](https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4ov2OzWR9z2N0c2V04xai1nM2s/view?usp=sharing) Thank you....
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Company Interview: Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust - Starwood Standard behavioral questions, they asked about strengths and weaknesses , past expereiences , ...
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Listing Chemistry college course under relevant coursework on CVHey all, I've got a question I've been thinking about for a while. Some semesters ago I took a chemistry course as my mandatory science course for my core classes. I decided to take chemistry as opposed to the default astronomy and biology classes that were usually taken and recommended for stud...
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PWM internship description This summer I worked a PWM internship at BB in NYC. I did all the usual tasks that pretty much every PWM intern does (filing, maintaining databases, tracking portfolio performance). My question is, how can I best describe this internship on my resume where it is somewhat interesting while not stretc...
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Internship AdviceSo i'm a junior at a middle tier school. I don't have a crazy good GPA (3.3)/Major(3.8). I have 3 respectable positions on my resume. One as a market research intern,a business development manager at a startup, and i'm a financial literacy coach at my school. I want to go into IB (like everyone), S...
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Summer Intern or Summer Analyst on resume?So I am just wrapping up my position at a decent sized real estate development firm in the Asset Management and development/financing group before I go off to school where I will be a junior. I am wondering if I should put summer analyst or summer intern on resume. My work schedule is changing some...
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2018 Summer Analyst Szn - In Need of Some Resume Advice...So this will be my first time entering recruitment. I'm currently a junior studying accounting and looking to add either Finance or Management Information Systems, but listed finance as well on my resume as it will be less credits and therefore most likely my choice. Biggest problem: Barely semi-ta...
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UK CV - Advice Needed Hey guys, Finished undergrad back in 2016 and looking to apply to PE as well as IBD roles, would appreciate any advice to improve my CV. A bit more about my background: graduated with a 2.1 and completed internships and projects in VC, PE and a startup focused on blockchain technology. Also, my re...
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What is the basic amount that any startup business needs in Singapore?Financial Account setup is imp matter, so i want to[ IBS Singapore](http://www.consultibs.sg/) want to know your view point...
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Internship Title? (unsure)I'm going to be starting my INTERNSHIP at a small PE shop in the financial district of NYC. However, in my offer letter, it states that the position is "Analyst" and will last 3 months during Fall. I am unsure whether I should write on my resume "Private Equity Intern" or "Private Equity Fall Anal...
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Rip my CVHi guys, looking to apply to Spring weeks here in the UK. Wanted some advice on my CV, any help would be appreciated! thanks. Good luck to anyone in my situation too. http://docdro.id/SFLQqwU...
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How much value does a deal-sourcing / research internship add to the resumeHi everyone, I'd really appreciate some inputs into this question. Besides interns in big companies, students at boutique shops usually do not have that many opportunities to do financial modeling. So, how much value (suppose that the intern does a respectable amount of work during internship) doe...
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Wreck My CV, Applying for London Spring WeekHi WSO Community I am an international student and I will be applying for Spring Weeks this October and I am looking for constructive criticism. For the people who live outside EMEA, Spring week is actually a day insight or variable according to banks for eg. GS Insight week is of 2 weeks duration ...
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Resume Tips: 5 Things you should never write on your resume http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFwKfsfWbLI Personal information: Information such as your gender, age and marital status is personal. In most places around the world (especially North America) employers should not ask for this information. Picture: Even if you are as handsome as Brad Pitt or as...
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Should I put irrelevant experience on my resume?I'm a rising senior about to apply for full-time analyst positions in NYC. I only have one real relevant experience to put on my resume. It's my summer analyst position at MM in Houston/SF/Boston where I'm working this summer. Other than that, I'm the president of one of the clubs at my school and t...

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