Please review my CV

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Any insight, reviews, or criticism is WELCOME! Please, tear it apart!

Also, please let me know if any major revisions should be made.

Here it is: http://www.razume.com/documents/26117
At the moment, I am unsure about the Education part being almost half the essay, but I wanted to elaborate on some of the course material as some firms would look at my course title and feel that it is irrelevant.

I am looking to apply for some BB IBD or MA Consulting firms, not sure if I have a shot, but I at least want to try and increase my chances.

Anyway, thanks in advance for all your comments.

Comments (12)

Jun 17, 2012

I don't think you should write "Native English Speaker"

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Jun 17, 2012

No pipes, please. Use commas. Much better on the eyes.
Decrease the spacing between your bullet and your bullet text. Such a large gap right now.
Watch your spacing throughout (for example, you have an extra space after your start quote for your dissertation...)
Your spring internship description still sounds a bit "passive" ("liased", "worked alongside", etc.) More results!
I always say that people should never use the word "assisted" to describe a position.
Some spacing between your text and headers would be nice. Easier to read.

Currently: future psychiatrist (med school =P)
Previously: investor relations (top consulting firm), M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM)

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Jun 17, 2012

Aren't you supposed to list which college at Cambridge? In addition I thought all IB recruiters ask for A levels or IB scores.

Robert Clayton Dean: What is happening?
Brill: I blew up the building.
Robert Clayton Dean: Why?
Brill: Because you made a phone call.

Jun 17, 2012

Hi goodL1fe, thanks, do you recommend I list my college?

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Jun 17, 2012

@J_monkey thanks. changed.

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Jun 17, 2012

Any recommendations on how I can make some more room for spacing between text and headers. My font is Times New Roman, size:11 and I don't really want to make anything smaller...makes it hard to read..

the weird thing is when I print it out, there is a pretty big blank white space at the bottom.

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Jun 17, 2012

I would say there's too much on education. Way too much information on modules and reports. Also, as mentioned by a user above, it's missing the A-level/IB and GCSE (or the foreign equivalent) results (no more than 1 line for each).

If you were lacking experience then filling the CV with that much on education would make sense, but you have 3 internships to write about! You should emphasise more on that. You need to talk more about the results of the work you did rather than just mentioning the task on its own.

There's nothing really on interest, just give a line on a unique and personal interest of yours. Saying you follow market news and IPO deals isn't so much an interest, plus it's pretty much a given for every applicant under the sun.

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Jun 17, 2012

thanks! will make the changes.

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Jun 17, 2012

Sorry for the thread jack, but I have a question relating to resumes. I've heard plenty of people say that you should keep your sentences to 1 line on your resume when describing the tasks you've performed. Is this true? I look at the OP's resume and that seems to be what he has done. I take a look at me own resume and I see that mines are, on average, 2-3 lines. It's really hard for me to describe the task and result and keep it in one sentence. Can anybody, perhaps somebody with exp in HR or reviewed resumes, offer some insight on this?

Jun 17, 2012

I agree, you don't need your high school on your resume. let alone middle school and elementary school.

use that extra space and explain more about your internship experience

Jun 18, 2012

I know you went to Cambridge, but:

http://www.careers.ox.ac.uk/students/getting-a-job...
As you see all of the example resumes list their college within Oxford and their A-levels/equivalents.

Robert Clayton Dean: What is happening?
Brill: I blew up the building.
Robert Clayton Dean: Why?
Brill: Because you made a phone call.

Jun 18, 2012
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