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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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Putting an internship on my resume before the start date + moreHi, I'm starting an internship in 3 weeks as a financial analyst for an E&P company and was wondering if it would be alright to put it on my resume now, or if I should wait until I actually start - I ask because a few opportunities have been presented to me which would allow me to start directly af...
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Tear Apart My Resume for Full Time RecruitingPlease help me get my resume in good shape for full-time recruiting. Interning at a small boutique that doesn't give out return offers, so I'm hoping to find something with a MM or lower-tier BB. I like it, but I'm a little worried that it's too cluttered. I'm thinking that maybe I should axe the f...
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Slight Resume TypoI recently sent out a few applications to reputable companies for internships. After re-reading the resume I noticed a small spelling mistake. For one of the bullet points under a previous experience I used the word "complied data" rather than "compiled data." Is this mistake big enough to get me r...
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Listing "Graduated with distinction" in resume? My school doesn't award Latin honors, but they award the title of "Graduated with Distinction" to the top 20% of the graduating class. I'm having a really hard time listing this in my resume. University of XXX | Janu...
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Sophomore w/ Back Office role at top PE Firm - Good for Junior Year recruiting?Title pretty much says it all. Would a back office role at a top PE Firm (Carlyle, Blackstone, KKR, Apollo) be a positive on a resume for junior year recruiting for IBD / Asset Mgmt? Does the prestige of the name carry enough weight? ...
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Best Online CV BuilderIn a study of more than 2,000 procuring oversees, 33% guaranteed to know regardless of whether they would employ somebody inside 90 seconds. So making initial introduction is the only thing that is in any way important to get contracted, having a great responsive onilne resume will help you make mar...
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Career experts recommend you put some ridiculous stuff on your LinkedInShould I put “Incoming Investment Banking Summer Analyst @ JPMorgan Sachs” on my LinkedIn? We see these posts on here get blasted pretty often. We all know IB is a competitive industry to break into – and people offer conflicting advice. You want to conform the old fashioned nature of the indu...
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What can I do with a 3.1 IU KelleyI was intending on getting into IB, but got rather lazy and am now going into my senior year with a 3.1 ...
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Transfer Resume-Previous college extracurricularsI am currently transferring to a target school as a rising junior (although I may choose to grad a semester late in order to get a minor). Since recruiting is so early, would it be appropriate to put leadership/ECs from my previous college? ...
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CF -> IB/HF/PEHi (newbie here), I'm a freshman from a semi-target and am doing an internship at a non-profit (> $2 B annual rev.) in Boston. I'm a summer analyst doing corporate finance work: extract data, make models, write analyses, format model, make presentation, and repeat. My friends who graduated already...
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background Check Help???I recently got an internship offer as an accountant for a company. My resume says Accounting major because I have taken all the accounting courses necessary and I am on track to graduate with the degree at my school but I am officially still an English major because I need to finish two more course...
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Is taking an online financial modeling course worth it?Hello Monkeys of all shapes and sizes, I'm a newbie here and though I've read quite a few forums, especially on landing a job, resume, interview stuff, ect. I haven't found a straight up answer to whether taking an online financial modeling course is worth it. Little background: I'm a rising Junio...
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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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How to List Investment Class on Resume?My school offers an application only class that manages a portfolio of approx. 900K. I am hoping to go into ER, and currently do not have any internships in it. In order to highlight my experience in this class should I list it under the education or experience section of my resume? Thank you in adv...
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Could you guys tear apart my resume?Hey guys, I need some help looking for a full time job after my internship and was wondering if you could help me perfect my resume. I'm hoping to go into something related to equities or fixed income. Thanks very much...
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Get Your Resume Scored by WSO...for free 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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Remote Internship Hey Guys!! How to put a remote internship on my resume? What should the location be? Thanks!! I appreciate it!!...
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Non Finance Related Jobs/ExperiencesSo, I was premed till recently, and because of that most of my internships have been related to medicine. Would it be better to leave those out or keep it in?...
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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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MBA Resume Review - M7??I'd love for random people on the internet to take a go at my resume as I plan to apply to B-school in the next 2-3 years and want to be sure that I am tracking to expectations of M7 schools. *Unknown Undergrad Institution *Low GPA *URM Status *Target GMAT *F500 Companies on Resume *Extracirrucular...
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Fraternity Position on Resume - Yay or NayHello, I'm currently working on my resume and I'm not sure if I should put my fraternity leadership position in the leadership section. Do you thing it shows leadership or just gives a bad vibe? Thanks!...
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Resume Help - Mutual fund and fund accountingHey guys, I'd appreciate if you had a minute to review my cv for IB, Mutual fund and fund accounting internships. I don't mind hearing the truth:) Thank you very much for your help!...
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Resume Help for Recent Grad; Actuarial to Banking IndustryI went to college for Finance, however, I interned and was recently promoted to an actuarial associate at an actuary firm. I want to pursue a career in Asset Management starting off as an analyst/associate. I am looking to just get my foot in the door so I am considering any options to enter the ind...
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Critique my resume for consultingHi, please critique my management consulting resume. I'm a fairly recent graduate graduating a year ago but I started working full time about 2 years ago (did part time school). Looking to switch fields into management consulting. Also, should I include a Highlights of Qualifications section or just...
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Tear Apart My Resume! Need Help for IB!Hey, guys! I'm Archibald Johnson. I go to a target and I'm just getting ready for IB recruiting this fall. I've attached my resume. Hopefully, you guys can take a look and give me some feedback. I welcome your criticism and thank you for your time!...
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I've been handed the Holy Grail of Opportunities...A mutual friend has said he'll place my resumé directly on the desk of one the largest WM firms out there. However, unlike many people here, I don't have the degree- nor the credentials. I have however, gone through the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program... and for those unfamiliar, the NNPP is an ...
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How can I leverage the fact that I have traded/invested my personal account really well?Just fyi, I'm an HS student who began managing a small investment account for my family (real money). I spend a lot of time researching markets and have began to do really well. I'm wondering if this means anything to employers (for IB, HFs, etc.) if I continue to have consistent performance. Is thi...
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ANSWERED: Most Common Resume QuestionsHaving helped hundreds of monkeys fix up their resumes, I've found that a few questions come up again and again. These questions account for over 90% of the major mistakes people make on their resume. While these topics are geared towards newer monkeys, if people one day start fixing these errors, I...
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Critique of ResumeI took out some personal information; any negative or positive feedback is welcomed. Been working on it for awhile now looking for an internship for the summer. Any tips on how to get looks would be great. also is a cover letter always necessary???...
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What Are Features Of Popular CV?**What is a CV? ** Your CV, short for educational modules vitae, is an individual showcasing device used to pitch yourself to planned bosses. It ought to educate them concerning you, your expert history, and your abilities; eventually, it ought to show why you're really great contender for the empl...
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Cambria versus Calibri: The Final ShowdownAs I sit here contemplating having taken my last Undergraduate final exam, Daft Punk's *Face to Face* is playing in the background and I'm just doing some thinking about the future. Somehow the idea of posting my resume on WSO came up and after closing my 26 tabs of Linkedin and efinancialcareers j...
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Listing GPA on my ResumeI just graduated with a double major in Finance and Statistics. I have a 3.71 in Finance and a 3.42 in Statistics with a 3.57 cumulative. My cumulative is okay I think, but it was really dragged down by a lot of the intensive Math classes for my Statistics major. Is there a good/preferred way to l...
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Resume Review - 3rd Year Consultant to Financial ServicesHello WSO Community! I am a 3rd year consultant (not MBB or Deloitte), looking to move into financial services - specifically in corporate banking, or investment banking at a small company. I know it's going to be difficult, but I want to try my best for these next 6 months, and if not, submit my ...
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Combining Transfer GPA on Resume?I know the answer to this question is typically no, but hear me out. I spent my freshman year at a top-5 Engineering school and earned a 3.9 GPA while taking tough classes (Calc 3, Diff EQ, Linear Algebra, Physics). I transferred after my first year to a top-20 target school and double majored in F...
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Do Job Titles Matter? How do recruiters/ hiring manager view an applicants job title? For instance someone who is called a data entry clerk but if you looked at her resume you will realize that job title doesn't really represent their responsibilities? And they are qualified for the position. Is it an automatic negative?...
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Looking for career advice for a 6-year old finance manager in a Corporate roleHi all, I am currently working in risk management (hedging) in oil industry in India. I have gained experience in middle office roles(var modeling, limits, isda) for about 3.5 years and from the last 2.5 years I am working in the front office trading (more hedging) on Oil and Natgas futures/ optio...
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The Pros and Cons of Professional CV Services**The Pros of Professional CV Writing Services** A portion of the key advantages of having the professionals pen your CV for your sake are as per the following: * Master help with choosing what to keep in and what to take out. * A CV that is organized in a way managers are probably going to...
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Could you review my Resume...ThanksI'm a rising sophomore and I am trying to get ready for next summer's IB recruitment cycle. A little context, I recently switched from pre-med so any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance. Everything after the third page is stuff that will not be included....
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CFA in sophomore year?Summer Analyst apps? Help me decide.I'm currently studying at StonyBrook University Applied Math and Comp Sci. My dream is to get into CUNY Baruch's MFE program. Anyways, I am wondering how a CFA would look on my application/resume. Most of the stuff there looks rather simple(looked thru Quantitative Methods, skimmed Economics) I'm e...
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How to make resume more results-oriented as a Monkey/AnalystDoes anyone have any suggestions on how to make my bullets more results/achievement-based rather than simply listing my duties/job description? Much of what I've been doing is excel/ppt monkey work rather than getting the opportunity to improve processes Thx...
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Economics and Philosophy at New York University Abu DhabiI'm going to be enrolling at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) this fall and very soon I'll be asked to choose my courses and such. I have a great interest in Philosophy, Economics and their intersection of logic and problem solving. For my vocational plans I'm eyeing McKinsey and Co. or related...
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Resume Ethics**You guys have probably read this post a million times already...** But with recruiting season in my area coming up, I would like to hear from you all the proper way to do things. I'm an undergrad studying econ/fin at a nontarget. I transferred to my school because of many personal conveniences ...
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Resume critique - current sophomore seeking 2018 BB IB internshipHarsh criticism etc. welcome, thanks in advance .......................................................
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Introverts Who Learned to be Successful Networkers?I'm a very introverted guy who goes to a lot of networking events that are facilitated by my school, ULI, or local (North Texas) CRE industry groups. I work hard to become a better networker, but I'm not making much progress. I'm at a higher-end non-target that has an incredible CRE alumni network...
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Resume Critique - Junior trying get into School's Investment FundHello monkeys, Please review my resume, I would like to hear anything you think - suggestions, feedback, critique, other relevant things. Trying to get into Student Managed Investment fund at my school, so modeling should make a better presentation on the end and some relevant information of pitch/...
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Audi Brand Hello everyone, I've interned at Big 4 accounting firms and I strongly wish to improve my resume by engaging in more internship experiences. I was recently informed of the interview opportunity for Business Analyst position at Audi. Audi, as you all know, is an automobile company and I don't inte...
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Can anyone provide feedback on resume?Reaching out to the WSO community to gauge thoughts on my resume. I'm currently looking for a good summer internship and will graduate upcoming Fall 2017. I'm targeting firms in LA, SF, and NY, but open to working anywhere per the opportunity. Would like to break into IB, but am late to the "recruit...
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Shred my CVI am going to start uni in 4 months (target) and am applying for different schemes, help me by scrutinizing my cv....
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Applying for internships, have no internships, no experienceHi, I'm currently doing my resume (CV) in order to apply to finance related internships after I get my degree, I've decided to take a year off to get internship experience before doing my master degree. I'm looking for anything really, from investment banking, Asset Management, wealth management to...
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LSE or (Very Lowly Ranked) European UniversitiesI'm in a sort of dilemma. I was just recently accepted into LSE to study for a BSc in Mathematics with Economics. In short, the cost of going there (which I had known prior to applying) is exorbitant with the living expenses matching or exceeding the tuition. I can afford to go but I feel a bit disc...
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Typing speed as a technical skill for IB Hello everyone I am currently applying for IBD summer internships and I am really having an internal struggle on whether to include typing speed in my CV, using about 3 words. I have a small one-line section under "Other" which includes technical skills such as programming languages and so on. I ca...
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Should I Include Trading Experience Gained Through Personal Account I have included a copy of my resume (attached as a picture) so you know what it currently looks like. I am at a small IR firm, looking to move into investment banking. Unfortunately, my financial experience is lacking and I am trying to spin my experience thus far into something more relevant. Inc...
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What are the best resume writing service provider sites ?I know resume is the first impression of job seekers .I have create my resume my self but I am not satisfied with that. So I going to hire resume writer. I am looking for professional resume writer online , if any one know please recommend me....
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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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Non-Target Rising Junior ResumeHey guys, I'm prepping my resume for SA recruiting and wanted to make sure that it's okay to submit for online applications. Would anyone be willing to take a look at my resume for me? Not going to post it publicly, but comment / PM me if you'd like me to send it to you. I would really appreciate ...
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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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Resume capitalization questionHi all, I had a question regarding capitalizing certain words on my resume. The line of my CV is: "Completed hundreds of individual, corporate, s-corporate, partnership and exempt organization tax returns"... My question is whether the names of the different tax returns need to be capitalized since ...
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Bloomberg Market Concepts... worth it?I am in the process of updating my resume and converting it to a template I found on here. However, I know my resume is no where near as impressive (internship wise) as most other prospective interns/analysts. So I am trying to come up with ways I can make my resume (if not a lot, at least a little ...
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GMAT score on Undergrad CV for Consulting/IBankingI'm currently a rising penultimate undergrad student studying at a target school in Hong Kong (University of Hong Kong), and I'm planning to apply for MBB or BB IBs within the region. However, I have a relatively low GPA (3.4/4.3: they usually say 3.7 or above is fine but as for me I'd probably get ...
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Please shred my resume! Be as brutal as possible Fellow monkeys I have attached my resume and would like some feedback urgently. I have been applying for summer internships, graduate schemes, from everything ranging from Asset Management to equity research. But nothing is working. Really starting to get desperate now as I'm in my final year at uni...
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Honest review and advice on my Resume and Cover LetterHello, I am a first year student at a Top French B School. I am interested in Trading specifically prop trading. I do not have previous trading experience but I do have a 9 month stint at one of world's largest computer consultancy firm. I have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineerin...
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How To Get An Internship Without Lying Or Through A Connection ?How do people who are not exceptional (Really high grades, sports achievements, awards etc) go about getting their first internship ? One of my friends who is a borderline drug addict, average grade of 50% is about to get his second internship just because his dad is high up within the finance indu...
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Looking for quick resume helpHello everyone. I am a Finance/Statistics student who is graduating in May and have been sending out applications and interviewing. I also recently began a Spring internship, so I wanted to update my resume before I send out anymore. Unfortunately, my main advisor hasn't responded to me in 2 days an...
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Working Professional, How many Designations are too many for Business Cards/ E-Mail SigsI worked as a non-asset based pure-fee FA for seven years, (I guess that's still WM) And moved to AM about three years ago, mostly thanks to my Charter. I'm currently the Product Manager for a few funds that combine to be in the $2-$5B range, and have my Charter and CFP. We were also recently bou...
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Take out leadership experience on resume?Hi, I'm a senior asking for resume advice! I plan to apply for FT consulting and was wondering whether I should have a Leadership Experience section. Currently, I have 5 internships to include, the oldest one being a S&T position at a BB. I have the option to: 1. Have all my 5 internships under Wor...
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Resume Help!Fellow monkeys I have attached my resume and would like some feedback urgently. I have been applying for summer internships, graduate schemes, from everything ranging from Asset Management to equity research. But nothing is working. Really starting to get desperate now as I'm in my final year at uni...
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Need help trimming resume!Hello, I am currently a senior applying for full-time positions after graduation. As I've done a lot of internships recently, I've added alot to my resume and need to trim it a bit to get it to fit on one page. Also, any other feedback or suggestions on how I can make it better would be greatly appr...
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Please rip apart my resume I am looking to apply to competitor consulting firms. Please review my resume and let me know what your thoughts are. I would greatly appreciate any opinion. Thanks ...
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Should you take off any irrelevant experience from your resume?I have interned at a real estate investment firm but It is not relevant to IB. Should I keep it off?...
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Resume BlipSo I've been interviewing for a while. Come real close in final rounds with a couple of different companies but I get the same question in every interview. "You were at this place for 2 months". Now I'm not saying it was the reason i didn't get the jobs but the company was terrible, fit, people, ...
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experience for resumeFrequently on job postings they want someone that has the valuation/modeling/analysis skills. Coming from back office without any exposure to that stuff, what does one have to do to be able to list having those skills with some credibility? Of course self-learning these things but without the forma...
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Economic RA positions at Federal Reserve BanksMonkeys, As a math-econ guy at an undergrad, I've been heavily focusing on econ research positions available over the summer. I have gotten offers from a couple of the federal reserve banks (NY, RichmondVA, KansasCity, etc...) and I was wondering if there was some sort of a ranking among the feder...
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Barista on cv?Hi, I was wondering when should I stop including "barista" as work experience on my cv? I mean, besides working at a coffee shop during my undergrad studies all I have to put on is an internship I did during my last year. I'm now a graduate student and research assistant in finance. Thanks for any ...
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Resume Doubt: Low final grade for BSc, but top final grade for BS MScHello guys, I am working on my CV and I have a doubt regarding which grade to include in the entries. I have recently graduated from a French target BS. I have done my BSc in an Italian University and the final grade I got there is not that good. The Italian grades are out of 110 and I got lower th...
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Have some thinkIt is really good to be here and really better to be a part of this good plate form well im from austin texas ...
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Resume to RockstarRecently, I have found myself on the job hunt again and came across some excellent advice and resources I wanted to share with you guys. Some of it is a bit old, but it still stands true today. I've had the privilege of working with some people at major technology firms to help polish my resume and ...
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Advice on Creating a Professional ResumeHi, I am a Canadian citizen attending college in Kitchener, Ontario and I am taking financial planning and I have a part time job at Harveys lol, I am posting to ask for advice to create an acceptable professional resume to prepare to enter the industry of finance....
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Murders and Executions Resume ReviewHey guys, I was just returning some video tapes when I realized I needed resume advice. I am a sophomore at a good non-target university. I am trying for some internships this summer and I would appreciate if you fellow monkeys could help out a baby Capuchin. It's a stretch but I am trying to apply ...
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Putting future intern positions - too desperate? Just really curious about this. I'm a first year law student (Undergrad, UK) trying to get my foot into IBD/Consulting internships (for first years) and I managed to secure two corporate law internships for later this year. Now as a first year, would it be okay to list these two future legal intern...
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Trimming work experience from resumeHi I am a software developer currently working in the Finance industry. I am thinking about trimming the work experience section of my resume because 1) the work duty of my previous jobs are very different from what I am currently doing, so they might not be relevant anymore and 2) I have reached th...
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Current PE / debt shop analyst – resume help?If anyone is willing, I’d love to send over my resume which I believe needs another set of eyes. I’m thinking about relocating so I want to send out the best iteration possible. FWIW: I'm targeting similar-type debt shops and (lower) middle market PE funds. Oh, and I’d prefer just sending to...
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Cover Letter Advice-- "dissing" rival firmHello, I'm writing a cover letter and I'm in need of some help. I'm applying to company A in the same industry as another company B I have experience at. The way I have it set up right now is **First half:** talk about why I love the industry (based on experience at B) **Second half:** talk about...
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Recently laid off. Looking advice on resume.I was recently laid off and updated my resume. Please let me know what your thoughts are. I would greatly appreciate any opinion. ...
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The perfect cover letter for financial advisoryHello everyone! I am about to apply for a graduate program in financial advisory at a big consulting firm and I was wondering if any of you has suggestions on what the perfect cover letter must/shouldn't include. I read a lot of materials on how to write cover letters etc, I am actually looking for ...
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Any Germans willing to help me translate my resume?Hi guys, any Germans out here that would be willing to help me out? I was asked to translate my resume into German (don't ask why lol). I used to be fluent in German but I haven't used it for the last 6 years so I'm a bit rusty + finance terms are another beast in every language. This shouldn't tak...
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Please tell me for real. 3rd year undergrad; PE, Finance or Consulting w/ Agri-Food or CPG focus is ideal. (Toronto based)Hey everyone, thanks for stopping to take a look. Don't hold back on the resume - any and all advice is appreciated. I'm not sensitive. I am looking for a legit internship this Summer in Toronto. I had one in Europe last year; it was related to finance (for a specialty coffee roaster). I had a grea...
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How to add masters into CV when not sure of where/what?I'm a graduate applying to masters. But I'm applying to job applications before applications for masters programmes even open. So how should i phrase it on my cv? (in the UK)...
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FLDP Resume FormatHaving trouble with this. How have people here who have done an FLDP program or something similar set up their resume? I am unsure how to group each of my rotations, because essentially I have held four separate jobs within the program....
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Question about listing a future job as a teacher assistant on resume for internship applicationHello all, I am currently a university student looking to apply to an internship for summer 2017 with one of the banks. The application for the internship is due in the next couple of days. With that said, upon completing this Fall 2016 semester I was offered the position of a teaching assistant f...
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Freshman Book/Series/Documentaries RecommendationsI'm a freshman at a non-target and I'm trying to find books, series, documentaries or anything really to learn more about investing and finance. My current career goal is Equity Research, but I'm looking for more overall knowledge, especially things on a more macro level or industry specific resourc...
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Video Game on ResumeHi all, I used to be a semi professional gamer back in middle school for a game called Dota and have ranked top 100 in a game called League of Legends which is a relatively big pc game. My question is... do you think it would be beneficial to talk about that experience during an interview? Not sure...
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Where to move forwardHello, this is my first post here and I enjoy the large amount of content on this site. I'm interested in BB, IB, PE, and Hedge Funding. I'm a sophomore at non-target school, currently with a 3.3 GPA, and a rather incomplete resume. I plan to raise my GPA this spring semester to 3.5 or so and am app...
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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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Tenure Faculty PositionTenure track faculty position in Financial Engineering/Financial Analytics at Stevens. An html description may be found at this link: [https://web.stevens.edu/hfslwiki/index.php?title=Job ](https://web.stevens.edu/hfslwiki/index.php?title=Job )...
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What size font is your resume in?Mine is currently 10.5 and I think that is pushing it. What about you? What do you think is the best font for resume?...

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