LONDON IBD FT CV Review - please rip my CV apart..

Hi guys,

I will be applying to London FT IBD roles; please rip away my CV. I just graduated from a UK university with a 2.1 which is around 3.7 GPA when converted, any advice on improvements will be hugely appreciated!

link: http://docdro.id/4FGtNHr After feedback V3: http://docdro.id/kUJYBWw

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Jul 4, 2017

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Jul 4, 2017

updated :)

Jul 4, 2017

too much white space and also if that is actually your real information I would strongly advise to remove it..

Jul 4, 2017

personal details have been changed, thanks for the advice mate :)

reckon I should add more to the bullet points? else I can change the page margins, formatting etc..

Jul 4, 2017

I'll PM you

Jul 5, 2017

you're using different typefaces, serif and sans serif, in one document. In the skills & interests section even in the same sentence.

Jul 5, 2017

It's amazing! what are you thinking?

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Jul 5, 2017

I would strongly advise you to apply for IBD internships, considering FT is extremely competitive due to the few number of spots. People who aquire FT roles without completing an internship with the same firm have in my experience almost always had relevant M&A internships elsewhere prior to applying.

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Jul 5, 2017

+1
This year there were hardly any FT spots open at most of the BBs, don't forget that their main goal is to convert their sumer interns. OP should focus on off-cycle / SA applications, or target boutiques

Jul 5, 2017

Yep, I will mostly be aiming for off cycle and SA positions. Any feedback on the CV?

Jul 5, 2017

I did an engineering internship in the summer of 2016 which I left out as I don't want to come across I am jumping from different job sector to another, do you guys think having the consulting internship is fine?

Jul 5, 2017

Remove car spotting imo. CV is good, add something in description and apply for internship before ft

Jul 5, 2017

From reading mergers and inquisitions I was under the impression that a CV description was not really needed, are you sure about this?

Jul 5, 2017

I second getting rid of car spotting under interests; sounds a bit odd in my mind has similar connotations to people who look for trains... Overall content is solid, but would also remove proficient in excel and powerpoint (i take it they assume that you will be able to use excel and powerpoint) unless you have some certificate to show how good you are at them. Also, since you have a 2.1 i would add the % you achieved in the first year if it is a relatively high 2.1.

Jul 5, 2017
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