Looking to get back into Consulting/Wealth Mgmt

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Hi all, I need some advice/criticism on my resume.

Here's a quick summary to fill in the gaps.

After finishing my undergrad, I was working in investment consulting/wealth management as an analyst for a few years until I was laid off in 2010. I was discouraged since I had sacrificed a lot for the firm, but realized it wasn't easy for them either. So I took it in stride and I spent several months trying to get back into the industry. Unfortunately I was unsuccessful.

I decided to move back home to help my family out since I had been gone for almost 10 years since finishing high school. My family said I should go travel since it would be one of those rare occasions in life where you actually had free time, something they never had. I had built up a savings over the years, so I took their advice and decided to travel and visit all my friends around the US and Asia. It's been an enriching experience being abroad, something I'm thankful for. I wouldn't take it back for anything.

With my positive mindset I am ready to get back into finance. I have sharpened my resume and am confident in what I've done. However one weakness I am wondering about is my employment gap in 2010 until now. My question is, if you were a hiring manager, would this gap deter you from seeking more information about me? All I would need is a cover letter or preferably an interview to explain, but I know I may not get that luxury.

Any constructive comments are welcome. Thank you.

All Asia Pacific

Comments (6)

Mar 8, 2012

the gap is not a problem. your story is ok.

Mar 8, 2012

I'd recommend checking out this thread:

It seems like a lot of people on this forum don't like to see objectives, and a few mentioned listing Microsoft Office as a skill being a negative.

Your accomplishments look impressive, and if you discuss the gap with the people you network with, I don't think it'll hurt you.

Mar 12, 2012

thanks for the feedback. i'm a little hesitant about removing the Objectives section b/c to me it acts as an appetizer for any resume. Acts to complement, but still not the main course, experience/education.

Listing interests seems like a good idea. I'd think it'd only help your chances if it drew up a conversation that helped you, as the interviewee, express yourself in your element. Might be worth the risk so long as your interest isn't too weird.

Mar 12, 2012

your objective is to apply for that particular job...

Mar 12, 2012

so you think i should remove it completely?

Mar 12, 2012