My CV for hedge fund analyst jobs - please review

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Note: based on people's comments I've revised the CV and updated it as best as I could - check out the newCV.jpg if you like for the latest version. I think it reads/looks better. Thanks everyone for your comments so far, it's appreciated.
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I'm looking to apply for hedge fund analyst jobs.

I have a full time job in a project manager/analyst-type role but I've spent almost two years working evenings & weekends on a small fund to get experience and a foot in the door. Couldn't work full time on the fund because I found it impossible to get any chance for that without a 'banking' background so I did my best with what I could get.

I've put together a CV and would like any feedback you can offer. Some points I'd appreciate feedback particularly on:

1) How can I make the fund experience more 'interesting'. I want to make it more targeted.
2) I know I need to remove some bullet points from the full time role to bring the CV to one page, which ones do you think I should delete?
3) I am not sure if it's useful to list the modules under the degrees or not? I feel it takes too much space and spills over a second page..what do you think?
4) How to you see the overall formatting/style?

Thanks for any responses.

The old CV that got the first 5 comments was the pdf, I've updated it with the newCV.jpg now.

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Comments (9)

Aug 5, 2013

First of all, put everything on one (1) page. You have plenty of white space so it shouldn't be a problem.

The business of business is business.

Aug 5, 2013
Cowfoot:

First of all, put everything on one (1) page. You have plenty of white space so it shouldn't be a problem.

Yes, I will definitely keep it to one page, just wanted to put everything in at the moment to get comments on which bullet points are useful and which ones are not.

Aug 5, 2013

Huge margins, way too many bullets

Aug 5, 2013

I would remove "Interested in coin collecting, swimming and reading"

I agree very big margins, make it more compact.

Aug 5, 2013

the top position on your resume should always have the most bullet points.

Aug 6, 2013

thanks for the tips so far, I'll condense it and use much more the white space.

Any more suggestions on the content? Is it strong, weak, crap? does it look like it stands a chance for an interview?

Aug 7, 2013

added a revised version based on people's comments..anyone that can spend 10sec and give some feedback? it will be appreciated.

Aug 8, 2013

Some thoughts of mine (for the new one).

Perhaps put Education first, then Work Experience. That seems to be the norm.

About your experience:
- Achieving 30% return --> Achieving a 30% return
- What do you mean by organized several short ideas? That seems really vague to me.
- "Performed primary research.... patents" --> "Researched over 12 companies with a bottom-up approach, built DCF and projection models, analyzed SEC filings, and investigated patents"
- No bullet points for your military service? At all?

For your skills, activities, and interests section:
- Languages: English, (other native language here)
- Instead of computer, maybe use "technical" - The Bloomberg Terminal is NOT a computer... plus I think almost everyone aiming for finance knows how to use MS Office.
- Any distinctions in your swimming? That would be kinda cool!

Mr.Mathie | Ideas are nothing without execution - Jeux de Commerce Central

Aug 9, 2013
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