Originally Posted by MetroStyles
Doesn't look too good for those careers. GPA is low-ish (3.3) and zero financial services/consulting experience previously. These places mostly hire from Ivies/MIT/Stanford/Chicago/etc., and even then half the applicants have 4.0s.
You guys know this guy isn't graduating until 2012 right? He is trying to get that experience now. Hell...summer after my first year, I worked at a dealership detailing cars--this guy worked at fucking nasa (well it says...sep-dec...when does this kid go to school?).
Originally Posted by Arrogant Bastard
For what it's worth: lose the "Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite/Windows/OSX/etc" line. Who isn't proficient in Office and various operating systems?
I thought the generally accepted reason for putting MS office on the resume is so that HR drones and automated filtering systems don't exclude you. If your resume is going into big systems, that has to be almost a keyword section (reminds me of the guy I heard about who submitted a resume to microsoft and filled the margins with keywords in white fonts so he always ended up on top of their search queries). Also, +1 to 'foo on putting excel. Even if you don't bother with the rest, making it clear that you *really* know how to use excel can be important. A lot of people just use it as a glorified tabular data entry and charting program. EDIT: as a note, that line on my resume reads "Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows, Apple, UNIX, STATA, SAS, SQL, C/C++, Java, Python, HTML, Photoshop" I may have tweaked it a bit for various companies but that is the basic thing. This thread has reminded me that I have not updated my resume for real since graduating so I probably should...On AB's advice, I will definitely be adding things like factset/capitaliq/bloomberg and obviously the line will be tailored to the job...i.e. no sense in listing STATA if the place only uses SAS (not to mention I have basically forgotten everything about stata)