Ordering of work experience (IMPORTANT FOR THOSE WORKING PART TIME)

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Let me demonstrate as an example:

Option 1:

Boutique Investment Banking Analyst : June 2012 ~ August 2012
Hedge Fund Equity Research Analyst : January 2012 ~ Present

Option 2:

Hedge Fund Equity Research Analyst : January 2012 ~ Present
Boutique Investment Banking Summer Analyst : June 2012 ~ August 2012

Let's assume this candidate is applying for BB/MM IBD. How should one order the work experience? Technically the hedge fund internship began EARLIER (hence should be placed below), however that internship is still currently ongoing, whereas the investment banking internship began AFTER the HF internship but ended earlier.

Which is the right ordering method?

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Comments (5)

May 8, 2013

I'm pretty sure Option 2 is correct as it is ongoing. Also, if those are both internships, you should make it clear on your resume, too many questions would pop up otherwise, including wondering whether you got fired/laid off.

May 8, 2013

Thanks GoodBread! I was thinking if I could get away with placing the IBD SA internship on top (since it's more relevant experience, and much more of an "eye opener") but I guess chronological date order is more important..

As for labeling them with the word "internship", wouldn't it not matter as much since my education along with "expected graduation May 2015" would be clearly shown on top of the resume?

May 8, 2013

Yeah the expected graduation date should have you covered on that end. Now that I think of it you should probably go with Option 1. I hadn't realized that was an SA stint with the HF ER gig being more of a side-hustle so to speak. So yes, Option 1 is correct provided the internship was with a name that is more recognizable than the HF. Sorry for the confusion.

May 8, 2013

I wouldn't know, I pay a consultant to maintain my resume. You probably should do the same.

May 8, 2013