Swedish student aiming for London/Singapore/NYC

Would love to receive any criticism regarding my resume. Swedes are usually
"mediocre" in their description of themselves and/or their activities. In banking this seems to be kind of contra productive. Grades are only pass / pass with distinction and really doesn't tell you much about the candidate. University is top 3 in Sweden in my subject and generally.

Aiming for Fixed Income Sales / DCM / Lev.Fin

Please bash and suggest changes!

http://www.razume.com/documents/20488

UPDATED

http://www.razume.com/documents/20490

Comments (11)

Jun 20, 2011 - 2:22pm
trazer985, what's your opinion? Comment below:

initial reactions,

practice and work experience? not sure that translates the way you think it does.

change to Work Experience, maybe even relevant work experience.

one bullet per point? that all you can do or all you think you have space for?

language english fluent, every swede i know is, and can you do other scandinavian languages to a limited degree?

Activities and interests, business and finance seems a bit too much for me. Put something in that shows you're human, a sport, something to break the ice with at interviews. For me a CV is a way of getting asked the questions you want to be asked.

Jun 20, 2011 - 2:37pm
tupsi22, what's your opinion? Comment below:
  • The way you list dates is really inconsistent. Pick a format and stick with it.
  • If this is going to the US market, take your birthday off. It's not good to have DOB/marital status/religion on US resumes.
  • Experience WITH Thom. Reuters not of
  • Less bullet points for the IT stuff and way more for the Scottish bank stuff
  • Pick a tense and stick with it. I would change "will be assisting" to "Assist with" etc.

Good luck!

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Jun 20, 2011 - 2:56pm
Maximus Decimus Meridius, what's your opinion? Comment below:
tupsi22:
- The way you list dates is really inconsistent. Pick a format and stick with it. - If this is going to the US market, take your birthday off. It's not good to have DOB/marital status/religion on US resumes. - Experience WITH Thom. Reuters not of - Less bullet points for the IT stuff and way more for the Scottish bank stuff - Pick a tense and stick with it. I would change "will be assisting" to "Assist with" etc.

Good luck!

He can't do that since the position is summer 2011 in London, so he probably hasn't even started yet. I agree with the dates comment. Stick to Month Year - Month Year. Lose the blank lines between languages, skills and interests. Cut bullet points in education section, and add much more in the work stuff. Practice experience doesn't mean what you think it does in English. Add interesting interests. When you finish in RBS expand on that experience.

Jun 20, 2011 - 3:27pm
Walkerr, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I've got: corporate recovery intern, company, place, (country) -> saves you a line course title, university, place, (country) -> saves you another line

"Worked in teams of six to solve four case challenges in different areas" -> what areas?

Fluent in swedish, conversational in...

Jun 20, 2011 - 3:51pm
john232, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Walkerr:
I've got: corporate recovery intern, company, place, (country) -> saves you a line course title, university, place, (country) -> saves you another line

"Worked in teams of six to solve four case challenges in different areas" -> what areas?

Fluent in swedish, conversational in...

Tried to save lines but the dates didnt look good. Works with 6/11 - 8/11 instead of June 2011 - August 2011?

Jun 20, 2011 - 3:27pm
john232, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Great suggestions, really thankful!

I'll incorporate them right away and upload a new one

Jun 20, 2011 - 4:52pm
Walkerr, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I would put "conversational in Norwegian and Danish".

I've been messing around with the dates as well. USe the tab function until the word or date jumps to the next line. I wouldn't put the date in number though. Just my opinion.

Jun 20, 2011 - 5:41pm
john232, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Right, the culture thing goes away.

Also might think twice about the chef-thing.. :)

Thank you again

Swedish girls are damn hot (from north to south), especially the Stockholm upper class and royalties. Generations of hotness.. Though you get tired of blondes eventually.

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