11/14/10

Would it be possible to list it under educational background? Is that appropriate? I tried to make my resume more IB oriented.

http://www.razume.com/documents/17520

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11/14/10

be careful with your terms of art.

i think you mean high net worth portfolios, not "high network".

watch the grammar. ("researched on"...."prevent tax burden investments on"...etc)

I would not list "business communication" as a relevant course.

I would list BIW as a line item at the bottom, but maybe with limited experience your way works.

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11/15/10

This isn't really finance-specific, but, like Cartwright said, proofread. For example, "Statistical and Decision Making" should probably be something else, and your apostrophes are backwards on your years (as in "expected August '12")

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11/15/10

My vote would be to put it on there. From running Blue Chip Career/Wall Street Mentors, I see a lot of resumes with one of this programs listed. My opinion is that you should definitely put it if you don't have much work experience that covers modeling.

I would put it as a one-liner in the skills section and include the type of financial modeling that you completed (DCF, Merger, Accretion/Dilution, Sensitivity analysis, etc.). The type modeling is more important than listing the type of program you used (TTS, WSP).

11/15/10

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11/15/10

Thanks guys, really appreciate the feedback. In retrospect, seems kinda insane to put the extra work in (on top of my job and CFA II) and not recognize it on my resume somewhere as i try to make the jump into IBD. I am using BIWS btw, initially looking like the best $179 i've ever spent. Awesome product.

Chris: once I add it on to the skills section I will send it your way. I always feel a little awkward on the skills section so getting a professional opinion would be fantastic.

11/15/10

I'm aware I'm bumping a dinosaur here, but wouldn't it make sense to include this under Education on top? I know for WSP, they consider it a course.

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11/15/10

Put it on there and describe what it is and what it covers. It may not be widely recognized, but it demonstrates interest in M&A or PE.

11/15/10

You can put something like this under the "training, certifications and interests" section of your resume:

"Training: Completed Operating Model, Merger Model, DCF Model and lbo model instruction as part of Breaking into Wall Street class"

11/15/10

I don't think so. unless you don't have anything on there. That being said...remember, anything you put on your resume is fair game for them to tear apart. If you say that you did the BIWS financial modeling course (which is excellent btw, well worth the money) then expect them to ask you a bunch of questions about it.

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11/15/10

I think including the fact that you completed a modeling course shows a genuine interest and an understanding of what is required in that particular field. As a recruiter I would look favorably upon this.

Definitely include an interests section even though I agree that it is stupid. I cant imagine that you have so many quality internships as a college student that you cant spend 2 lines on this section.

I definitely would not take the GMAT just to be able to put on your resume unless you are a senior (since it is good for 5 years). I also probably would not put it on my resume unless it was 710+. Your gmat score would carry negligible weight in regards to recruiting, especially considering that you more than meet the GPA "cutoff".

Best of luck to you.

11/15/10

re: GMAT

i wouldn't take it solely in order to put it on your resume, but if you think you're going to need it in the future, and you have time to take it, and you can do really well, then by all means - if you can manage 750+ it will definitely help you a little bit with establishing cred, seeing as you come from a non-target (so did i)

11/15/10

Awesome, thanks for the feedback guys!

11/15/10

I also came from a non-target and several of the companies I interviewed with mentioned my gmat score (it was high) as something they noticed. When you come from a school nobody has heard of and are competing with people coming from targets it helped to have at least one item that was uniform across all the candidates. The interest section, while not the most important, allows for you to come across as more rounded and normal. If you sound like an interesting and well rounded person the odds are you are going to be more fun to work with than the guy who has nothing but finance related stuff on his resume. Fit is a huge part of recruiting and the interest section allows you to show a little personality.

11/15/10

Where should someone put BIWS course on their resume? I've seen people either stick it up top under education or on the bottom. Say your background and experience is not in finance. Should it be on top so it highlights your interest right off the bat?

11/15/10

^^ Interested as well

11/15/10

Would you recommend a college senior with a GPA of 3.3 from a target take the GMAT for resume purposes if he thinks he can get 720+?

11/15/10

^Taking the GMAT for the sole purpose of putting it on your resume is dumb. If you have it on there and they ask you what your plans are for business school and you don't have anything to say you might look like a try hard.

11/15/10

One more addition: would you recommend taking the BIWS advanced modelling course as a rising sophomore/junior or is it overkill? Would you say just the BIWS regular financial modelling is more than sufficient?

11/15/10

mega tool

11/15/10

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One more addition: would you recommend taking the BIWS advanced modelling course as a rising sophomore/junior or is it overkill? Would you say just the BIWS regular financial modelling is more than sufficient?

More background is always better...

11/15/10

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