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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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)I'll open by asking my main question (additional questions at the bottom): **When is it okay for someone who is transferring schools to update his/her resume?** I am going from a super non-target where I would have no shot at anything with few exceptions, to one where I would actually have options f...
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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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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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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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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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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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Changing careers from art to Econ, what should I keep on my CV?Hi! I am switching careers from art to Econ, have a BA in Arts and getting my BBA in Business Administration now. My problem is that due to my somewhat weird background I have too many things on my CV. I already did a BB spring insight and to be honest, I got different reactions to my background, in...
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Anyone willing to review resume?If you are willing to review my resume, please shoot me a PM. Thanks a lot dsfdsfsdfdsfsdfsdfsdsfds...
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Resume exaggeration, Internship or work experienceI'm applying for 2018 summer internships in the UK and I was wondering to what degree can I exaggerate on my CV? I've seen a few people on this forum say that as long as I'm not lying about where I worked or what I did, it's fine to exaggerate if I can back it up in an interview. Example: I spen...
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LATE TO THE PARTY, NOW WHAT?Sorry for the misleading title, I am aware it is a bit late to craft my resume to the finest one for job application. I sent a resume review request to WSO yesterday and have not heard back from them yet, I was wondering how long does it usually take to process so that I can see my score and decide(...
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Can't find a job, any suggestions?Hi, Im a 2015 finance college graduate and im in a bit of a jam at this point. I've been applying to finance entry level roles such as (financial analyst, investment banking, commodity analyst). All i've been offered is financial advisor roles (sales). I hate being unemployed and living with my par...
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Volunteer at a Rape and Sexual Assault Hotline- should I keep it?In college, I am part of my school's crisis hotline and I take shifts where I hold onto the phone and talk to/counsel people who call in a crisis. I was wondering if this kind of thing is appropriate to put on my resume? It's one of the extracurriculars that I'm most involved with at school, and som...
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Feedback on CV for 2018 SA in M&A or PEHello, I would be applying to BBs and PE funds in London for their 2018 summer internship schemes for positions in M&A and corporate PE. Background: - Currently pursuing a masters oriented towards corp fin from a target school in France. As a part of the programme, did a 6-month stint in the corpo...
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Somewhat unique situation: What to keep on my resumeI'm entering my junior year and this summer i had two different part-time internships at small pwm/investment management firms. I got great experience in both equity and economic research at one of the firms and no valuable experience (literally nothing) at the other firm. Do I just completely exc...
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CV feedback for UK IB summer internshipsI'm at a UK semi target university studying a physics masters, moving into my third year and looking to apply for 2018 summer internships in IB. Just want feedback on my CV and opinions on how my experience stacks up against other candidates. https://drive.google(dot)com/open?id=0B2q6iHHOZNaEbWM5d...
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Resume - Would like to end up at a HF / IB Strat teamWas told this was the place to get torn a new one. Basic career path has been engineering -> Consultant -> MS at shit school -> Prop Trading. I would like to work on creating trading strategies for a large firm. I'm pretty good at coding, but I'm definitely not going to be writing optimized high fre...
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Big 4 Audit to Investment Banking - Comments on my ResumeI am planning to move from Big 4 Audit to Middle market Investment banking, need your comments on my resume. ...
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Rising junior - tear apart my resumeObviously we're already in the middle of recruiting, but I haven't submitted a lot of apps yet. I plan to in the next few days, but before I do I wanted to get a few last comments on my resume and really polish this thing up. Feel free to say anything that comes to mind and be as harsh as possible! ...
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PhD to BankingHey all. I'm graduating with a PhD in politics from a top school soon. Studied Economics (but not Finance) as an undergrad at a large, non-elite public school. Excellent grades, including in quant courses, in both undergrad and grad. Many academic and research awards in both as well. Jumped from und...
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please rip apart my FT IB resume - harsher the comments the betterWSO community - thank you for the wonderful help you've given me over the past few years; I'm asking a favor from you all. I'm applying to 2018 FT IB roles in London and I'm a recent graduate who left a dead-end job to get experience in an emerging market PE fund on a six-month fixed contract in o...
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Shred my CV - Applying for IBD SA in LondonHi guys, I have been following the forum for quite a while and it has helped me a lot in networking and on my applications. I am currently applying for IBD summer analyst positions in London, and I was wondering if you could critique my CV. Are my bullet points too vague? I had to exclude other exp...
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Resume Creation HelpHey All, I recently wrote a book on creating a resume and am looking for people to review it. It is priced at 3.49 on kindle but I am giving it away as a gift this week in order to get others to leave an honest review on Amazon. Please email me at [email protected] . com if you are interested i...
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Feedback on Resume for 2018 SA in M&A or PEHello, I would be applying to BBs and PE funds in London for their 2018 summer internship schemes for positions in M&A and corporate PE. Background: - Currently pursuing a masters oriented towards corp fin from a target school in France. As a part of the programme, did a 6-month stint in the corpo...
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CV for Spring Weeks - feedback wantedHi guys, I'm currently applying for Spring Weeks in London. I would love to get feedback on wording, content that should be left out or that is missing, etc... Don't be afraid to criticize. I'm looking for all feedback I can get to build a better CV. ...
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Recent experience, worth putting on the resume ?Hey Folks! A month ago, my idea for an investment fund was approved by my Uni. Since then, we're still doing the administrative stuff ( recruiting,etc.) and haven't started investing yet. My question is : should my one month experience as president and founder of the investment fund be on my resume...
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How to update resume after entry level role?I have just landed my entry level role (I am in no rush to leave) however, I am wondering what types of changes one would make to their resume as they apply for their second role. Would you continue the same format as out of high school but simply put the new experience on there? Would you keep your...
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In need of some resume feedbackHey, I'm a rising sophomore at a non-target trying to get an IB internship next spring/summer and will be applying to BB Soph SA programs soon too. I'd be grateful if you guys could provide some feedback/suggestions to my resume, thanks (Posted this on the resume advice forum but barely got a respo...
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Should I take my address off of my resume if I am applying to internships in other states?I am applying to internships in NYC but I live in another state. I would likely live with family or friends who live in NY if I were to get an internship offer in NYC. Should I take my address off of my resume when applying to those internships? Of course, most of my work experience has the location...
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Critique a Rising Sophomore's ResumeHey all, I'm a rising sophomore at a non-target hoping to score an IB internship during winter/spring and summer. Looking for any resume critique and suggestions, don't hold back-- thanks....
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What to include in CV from Equity research internshipHi, I am not sure what I should include in my CV. I did an equity research internship at HSBC and did: - small & midcap -wrote research articles, which the analysts included in their research paper -was part of a new coverage -updated the excel sheets -moreover, calcuated the values using the exc...
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Resume Critique - (Please) Let me have it Hey, I'd greatly appreciate it if you guys could give me some feedback on my resume! Some background: I go to a non-target school for finance, however, it is a target school for accounting. I'm in a co-op program and am hoping to land either an analyst position in my first co-op term (hence the ...
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Fudging ExperienceIs there any way to fudge personal experience into a resume or cover letter? The biggest problem I come across is that I didn't get an internship and now that's causing me even more trouble while trying for FT now that I've graduated. However, I spend a lot of my free time going over certain compan...

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