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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 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!Hey WSO, I recently graduated this past month in August and have been on the search for a job as an investment banking analyst. Starting from when I was a freshman in college, I have worked my way up as a retail sales associate, to a property management real estate intern, and finally getting an opp...
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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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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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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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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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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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Resume without a skills sectionWould it be bad to have a resume without a skills section? I realize I don't really have any skills besides microsoft office......
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What to include in an IBD SA CV?Hi, I'll be applying to IBD 2018 SA positions in the UK this year. So, as a masters student, my CV is already very heavy work experience related (4 lengthy experiences) including a MO BB internship and a recent short boutique corporate finance experience. In terms of extra-cirriculars and show...
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Minority trying to break into finance - Resume CritiqueI'm a minority from an underprivileged background and just recently gained a high interest in finance early this year. Because of my background, I did not have proper guidance during high school and just barely learned about the importance of getting experience – a reason why I don’t have any fo...
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Resume ConfusionHey guys, Quick question here. I submitted my application to a BB for a Summer Analyst position for 2018. I am a transfer student and on my resume included two clubs that I plan on joining when I get to school this coming fall semester, my schools Business Fraternity and a Networking club. I subm...
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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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PLEASE HELP: Trading Analyst --> ConsultingHi all, I'm a washed up trading analyst 1 year in wanting to break into MBB. I'm doing well but there's a lot of uncertainty on my role looking 1-2 years out. I'm doing well and already have a moat preventing me from being fired... but who knows. The short (true) story is that I was direct hired w...
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List an internship you haven't started yet?I have an ER internship with a local BB PWM group that I start in September. I'm currently applying to 2018 SA positions, and that ER internship would be my best work experience. By the time I would be interviewing, I would've already started. Is it acceptable to put it on my resume when applying...
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How to write about deals on resumeFellow monkeys, I have done an M&A internship in the past and am currently updating my resume. I have worked on several live transactions and would like to include them. How do you usually write about this on a resume? At the moment, I have the following on there: "$X - Xbn Buy-Side Advisory to an ...
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Resume Template CopyHey guys, I just had a question after going a couple university club meetings on banking and finance. Some of the older students said to just copy and paste the resume and template and input my own information. It seems a bit generic to me but at the same time, they are the pros. Does anybody else ...
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Need some help with my resume! (art/design)Hello! I know this is prooobably not the best place for this, but I would like some professional help fixing up my new resume. It's an art resume, not a finance one, but I'm sure most finance companies hire graphic designers so it's not too out of the ordinary (I hope). I mostly need advice with th...
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CV advice for M&A London 2018 recruiting I just finished my first year of university studies in Europe Please destroy my resume, I will be aiming to gain a M&A 2018 summer internship in London https://www.scribd(dot)com/document/352840587/CV criticise everything ...
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Personal Investing on Resume - Just Started TradingI was wondering if I should include personal investments (I trade options) on my resume. I'm applying to Asset Management/equity research roles, so it could be beneficial in showing that I am interested in markets since I have no other relevant markets experience. The only problem is that, although...
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Kill my CVI just finished my first CV draft. I´m planning on applying for a spring week insight. Therefore, I would be grateful if you could criticise it. Also, I´m wondering if I should include that I used to tutor for free. Here it is: http://docdro.id/Ac8dSvq...
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Low GPA: Explain Circumstances on Cover Letter?A few other threads about this, but didn't see anything I thought was specific enough, so wanted to get some thoughts. Should I include a short explanation of my low (3.3) GPA on a cover letter? Sophomore year had a sports injury playing for my school's NCAA team. Long story short, tore a bunch of ...
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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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Rip up my resumePlease critique as much as possible although I already used this to apply to a bunch of places. Thanks...
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Target School Failure- Kill my CV.http://docdro.id/fZ8cM7H I failed 2x to get a BB IBD internship so im doing a masters to get a 3rd shot.(London recruiting) I appreciate any advice given to me. Im still in the process of doing my current internship so it doesnt have too much detail. ...
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Poker on a Resume?Did you guys ever put down card games (i.e. Blackjack, poker, etc) on your resume? I love Poker especially, but feel like it'd be sort of a risk to have it. Anyone have it on their resume? Or even discuss it in their interview?...
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Rip my CV to pieces - Looking for FT Analyst position in London for 2018Hey, I'll be applying to FT analyst positions (AM/IM mostly) at BB's in London. I didn't get into any SA programs at BB's in London this summer. I did get first round interviews with two, but got rejected; same with an Assessment Centre I had with the BB I did the Spring Week with. I welcome any ...
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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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Career trajectory after a Workout group at a BB?So I'm finishing my first year analyst rotation program at a BB and it looks like I'll be placed in the Workout & Recovery group. The group sat in LevFin next to restructuring and LLM ~1 year ago, but has since been moved to credit risk (I think some banks still have it in the FO). Not sure exactl...
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SEC DERA InternshipI got an offer for an internship at the SEC with DERA, their Division of Economic Risk Analysis, and so basically I'll be doing some heavy math stuff with risk assessment, derivatives research, etc. It will definitely be more quant and academic focused. Every banker that I've spoken to, from acros...
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Intern vs. Analyst Hi, I recently accepted a job offer at a small private equity firm. The official job title written in the offer letter is "Analyst," but it is an internship. Also, I am able to extend the internship into the spring semester, so it would look like I worked there about 6-8 months. Many parts of the ...
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Please tear apart my resume for SA recruitingI'm a rising junior looking to land a summer analyst role in IBD, S&T, or AM. Please tear apart my resume to help me get closer to that goal. Any criticism would be appreciated, thanks in advance. http://docdro.id/P1nsEce edit: Just a side note for reference, I switched from engineering to my curr...
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Should I put Runescape on my resume (serious)So I have been playing runescape for the last 15 years. It's a really big interest of mine and I still play to this day despite big changes to the game. I put regular shit down like weightlifting, soccer, spades, dancing etc all that shit. I would usually put it but people on this forum make it seem...
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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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Help for cover letter (french) Good morning, I am a french student and I am applying to a boutique M&A based in Paris. Is there anyone here who can help me and take a look on my letter ? merci =) ...
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Check my CVI just finished my first CV draft. I´m planning on applying for a spring week insight. Therefore, I would be grateful if you could criticise it. Also, I´m wondering if I should include that I used to tutor for free. Here it is: http://docdro.id/Ac8dSvq...
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Finance/Accounting Intern? | What should I write for bullet points...So I'm currently interning with a startup this summer -- company was founded in 2013. The company itself manages numerous multi-family complexes throughout the United States. I was hired as a "data analyst" intern -- but ended up becoming an accounting intern. In college my major is Finance and I a...
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Resume Review before recruiting?Hey guys, so I'm getting ready for SA recruiting in the fall and am hoping some of you might be able to critique my resume! http://imgur[dot]com/a/WfBfJ Also, I had a question about work experience. I do have more work experience available, but couldn't fit it in the resume, would it be advisable ...
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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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What would you do to improve your resume if you went back at college?Hi, I'm an undergraduate student in business management at the Universidade de São Paulo, in Brazil. I wanted to ask some advises to you, from the most expert to the newest intern, about what would you do (likewise what should I do) if you could get back to the college, to improve your experience a...
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Blue-Collar to High FinanceIf any monkeys have made the move from a blue-collar upbringing to high finance I would really like to hear your story(ies). I didn't have a lot of money growing up, worked road construction after high school to pay for school, saved enough to pay for JUCO after 2 years, and got a good scholarship ...
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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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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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Roast my cv & cover letterApplying to full time role in london in equity research, my university is a UK top 20, please roast my cv and cover letter, details hidden. https://www.mediafire(DOT)com/?86yi9an21 https://www.mediafire(DOT)com/?dfp55 Thanks very much...
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[CorpFin] Bad GPA vs Great Relationships w/ Company?Hi – I’m not sure where to put this but this site seems to be well-versed in understanding these types of issues. I’m in my senior of undergrad as an Economics major at UC Berkeley and I’m wondering about my longer-term career plan. My GPA is a 3.2 and I’ve worked as an intern for a F500 c...
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Not getting any interviews, Rip my resume. I'm applying for jobs but I keep getting rejected for jobs. I've only received 2 call backs, rejected from 100s of jobs. I know my GPA is low, but does that really mean constant rejections? Please help me edit my resume so It stands out more. Ps. Can a non-traditional name also affect my potential?...
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Beer for Bags?Trading ...
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Resume Review for FP&A Full Time RecruitingFor full time recruiting I am aiming for mostly similar FP&A roles in prestigious Tech Companies. My current place is great and if I were to receive a return offer I would most likely accept, but I am still wanting to undergo full-time recruiting just in case. Thank you all!...
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Externship (?) on a resumeSo I am a freshman in a semi-target school and I was wondering if some of the efforts I am making are good for a resume. Through some cold calling and lukewarm calling I have secured two Asset Management externships where I will be periodically presenting stock pitches to the firm's partners. The fi...
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Cover letter opinionHi all, I am applying for a summer vacation program in ER to an investment bank. I would greatly appreciate it if I could get some feedback on my cover letter (Details have been masked with XX). Thanks in advance!...
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Kill my cover letter (Spring week)I just finished my 4th draft. (I will change the font later) Here it is: http://docdro.id/nsinXMN And as always, please criticise it!...
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Best way to portray intern transition to full-time on a resume?Hi Monkeys, Another potential offer is up on the table, which means back to the resume. Since the last rendition of my resume, I have accepted a full time role at the firm which I had previously conducted a 6 month internship. There has been essentially no major change in the roles and job respons...
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Arts UG major interviewing at BBI attended a top non-US school and majored in something completely worthless (I wanted to work on the side to gain practical business experience while studying something that I felt was out of my comfort zone for the challenge). Long story short, my heart wasn't in it but I graduated. I have some fi...
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Resume critique for rising junior I am a rising junior from a non-target school. I am currently aiming for BB summer analyst position in equity research. Please feel free to take apart my resume. Thanks in advance!...
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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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