UK Internship CV in need of advice

Hi,

Please can you suggest improvements to my CV? Dont hold back, I would like to know everything I could improve.

I've been messing around with the formatting and I think I've finally come up with something acceptable. My problem is that I have a lot of experience in roles with nothing really related to Investment Banking and am unsure as to how I can relate them.

Just a little bit of context, I live in the UK and am applying to investment banking internships here. UK CV's usually have a personally summary at the top, most often 4-5 lines just to inform the read a little about yourself. I was wondering if I should include this in my CV. They are also usually 2 pages also. So should I write mine as 2 or keep it to 1?

Any help is much appreciated

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Feb 13, 2015 - 4:56am

put leadership above work, otherwise it reads like this: "university, cool, bla bla bla bla bla bla oh here's something relevant" and that's assuming people get that far.

you need to get on spring weeks

check the formatting on your work experience bullet. on second thoughts, this bullet reads terribly "increase awareness" what the foook? this is your chance to say how passionate you are about IBD and how you want to learn etc, try and get an alumnus to come and give a talk etc. actually do something and tell people what you did.

didn't do a deep dive on this CV but you need to write more and focus on results that you have driven, your input etc.

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Feb 13, 2015 - 5:46am

Agree, call it "Work & Leadership Experience" or something like that. Change it to "Relevant coursework" and put FSA and the economics courses, the rest doesn't matter. If you've gotten A's in all put it on there.

Now that you have the club do something with it, because that can be the thing that sets you up for recruiting - the rest doesn't really matter. The dive thing should ideally just be listed under "other information". Some ideas could include holding modelling workshops, M&A case competitions, alumni speakers, company presentations, investment clubs etc. Ask your friends what they do at other unis.

Won't go too much in to the bullets but you should avoid first person. And delete "expert in excel and powerpoint" because you're not - better to leave it off.

Last, no to both 2 pages and personal summary.

Feb 13, 2015 - 12:42pm

Cut it down to 1 page. People don't have time to look at a 2 page CV. Good Luck! Will it be in London? Midlands?

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Feb 13, 2015 - 12:46pm

CUBuffwg:

Cut it down to 1 page. People don't have time to look at a 2 page CV. Good Luck! Will it be in London? Midlands?


Midlands? What the hell has ever happened in the Midlands? Okay DB has an outpost etc, but seriously!!
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