Roast my resume

I am a woman and I go to a top 20 public school. LGBT applicant. Interested in (most->least) credit/equity research, corporate banking, structured finance, DCM investment banking, and credit trading.

let me know about the quality of my resume and my chances of getting into these roles. thanks! :)

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Aug 9, 2019 - 1:19am

Mostly looks strong and well organized. Quick thoughts:

  • First bullet on your S&P internship is redundant / non additive and can be eliminated

  • If both your schools are nontargets I'd consider removing the first one from the doc

  • If you can fluff up some of your titles (the unofficial ones like "volunteer" or "program assistant") that could help

  • people love "Interests" sections - there's a bunch of runners out there so consider listing your track events as a possible common touchpoint

  • in general there are a few sentences that can be shortened. You don't need to say "won a quantitative Econ award for excellence in quantitative econ," the first four words get the point across enough. White space is good! When I review resumes I often don't really read any bullet longer than one line so keep things pithy as possible

Aug 9, 2019 - 4:34am

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