Destroy my resume - ER FT

Hey everyone,

Rising senior at a non-target looking to recruit ER full-time and was looking to get my resume shit on. I'll also be sending it to a few IBs that I have connections in aswell.

(I'm saving the last time in the Debt fund for the final project this week)

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Jul 28, 2019

looks pretty good man

Timing Is Everything.

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Jul 29, 2019

Thanks!

Jul 29, 2019

you got it

Timing Is Everything.

Jul 28, 2019

Saw your post on Reddit. My advice is to fill our your bullet point lines to the end; don't have 1.5 lines, have 1 or 2 full lines. Also, in your interests section, might as well fill that up, too. By doing so you give your interviewer more chances to connect with you. You like reading. What genres? Favorite book? Be more specific. That is the advice I'd give you.

Edit: I'd also change "resulting" in your bullet point. Your recommendation did not cause the stock to drop. Instead, say something like "subsequent to" or something that doesn't show causation.

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Jul 29, 2019

Thanks! Yea I tried to think of ways to phrase that. I think yours sounds better.

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Jul 28, 2019

I would recommend putting a personal professional email instead of your school email. There are great emails services like tutanota and proton mail that are absolutely free and encrypted for security purposes. Also, I would change tiny hedge fund into small hedge fund.

stress scenarios -> stressed scenarios

Other than that, it honestly looks 99% perfect. One of the best resumes I have seen.

"It's okay, I'll see you on the other side"

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Jul 29, 2019

Thanks! I just changed the stress scenarios to stressed

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Jul 28, 2019

Pretty damn good to me. Maybe add relevant coursework section if you can squeeze it, but in your case, I don't find it to be pressing. Maybe cut proficiency in MSFT stuff since that's assumed and some people get bothered seeing it. I typically don't like seeing it, but in your case I don't even care because you have plenty of substance. I'd say the same about the Dean's list thing, which always makes me lol since it's the thing you get in the mail every semester that says you weren't in a coma getting gangbanged all semester. I'm really nitpicking though, for your benefit, of course.

Honestly, if you don't pass a resume screen somewhere, I want to know where. They would have to be really out of touch or have the most incompetent and insane HR and ATS. I'd have a hard time chalking it up to applicant volume.

You need to focus on remembering details of your competitions and internships. practice the story and answering typical relevant questions. Also be ready to give real market insight, not just regurgitating what's happening. Polish all of that, and you are bound to get placed.

Hell, pm me your info. If something opens up on one of our equity desks, I'll find a way to get it over there. We have little turnover being long only buy side, so an opening isn't common, but I can let you know if that changes.

JUST DO IT. Don't let your memes be dreams.

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Jul 29, 2019

You are a great person and definitely thank you for helping others in the WSO community. Thank you.

"It's okay, I'll see you on the other side"

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Jul 29, 2019

Thanks! PM sent

Jul 29, 2019

"* Pitched a sell recommendation for "Funko" (FNKO) at $28.15 based on product trends and market sentiment,
resulting in a 60% decrease in share price"

This line seems vague. It also almost suggests your sell recommendation is what made it result in the 60% drop.

I assume you are you trying to say you knew "market sentiment" was negative but didn't say how or what was negative?

Why not say that based on technical and fundamental analysis, and it was before a 60% decrease in the share price.

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Jul 29, 2019

Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it

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Jul 29, 2019

Hey man - just took a quick look. You should be proud of your creds; I wish my resume looked 10% as good as this when I was a rising senior in undergrad.

Two minor things caught my attention:

  • I'd be consistent about capitalizing non-proper nouns. There are some words that I think could be lower case (waterfall analysis), but generally you seem consistent.
  • First bullet for current internship: I think firms should be possessive (firm's); may also want to double check parallel structure (should it also be client's needs?)

More substantive potential landmine: second bullet for tiny hedge fund ("Advanced Bankruptcy Analysis"). 1) don't think this should be capitalized unless this is some kind of proprietary process. 2) If you do include this and the word "advanced", I'd be prepared to answer a lot of questions about bankruptcy analysis. If I got this resume I would probably ask you like 10 minutes worth of questions on this. Maybe not that much of a risk for ER interviews but a potential can of worms. If anything I would just soften the language (drop the "advanced") so that you can still show you have experience with credit docs without running the risk of getting grilled.

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Jul 29, 2019

Thanks! I made the changes. I honestly read over the resume a couple of times never noticed the firm's/client's part. The advanced bankruptcy was part of the fund's proprietary research process but I took it off. I really appreciate you spending the time to help me out!

Aug 2, 2019

Everything looks good. Only thing I noticed was your internship dates. Was your internship at the Tiny HF actually from June 2018 to March 2019?

Aug 2, 2019

Yea - it was 9 months,

Aug 21, 2019
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