critique my resume for m.consulting and ibanking!

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  1. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    2100 flat. 780 english 660 math.

    The math is a bit low but as long as you are not going into anything too quantitative you should be okay.
     


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    The math is a bit low but as long as you are not going into anything too quantitative you should be okay.

    I hear that 2150 is the new minimum for admissions into top schools.
     


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    I hear that 2150 is the new minimum for admissions into top schools.

    If all there was to life was standardized testing, I would be a millionaire. <3 SATs.
     


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    If all there was to life was standardized testing, I would be a millionaire. <3 SATs.

    I know right. Too bad employers actually care useless things like "skills"
     


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    MetroStyles Senior member

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    I know right. Too bad employers actually care useless things like "skills"

    I will find a way to forever coast on my "potential".

    Maybe I can become a professional poaster.
     


  6. joelmthw

    joelmthw Senior member

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    What am I misunderstanding here:

    You just started at Samsung 2 weeks ago, you hope to work there until december, helped produce a mechanism for defect reduction and follow this by saying the mechanism is still in use today. So, what, for 2 weeks?

    If I was reading, I would toss your resume based on that.

    For ib you should talk more about your math specifially, not collaboration and convincing.

    I agree that it does look like a tarted up engineering resume. It doesn't really say mc or ib to me.


    thats the scope of my project, im just prepping my resume for december/spring recruiting. i dont plan on using this version until then. so at that time, that statement will be true. any other direction for my resume besides talking about math for ib? thanks guys
     


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    HgaleK Senior member

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    If all there was to life was standardized testing, I would be a millionaire. <3 SATs.

    If only people told me that this stuff would matter after college. I was in to the school that I wanted, so I didn't put out much effort on the SAT or ACT, and got mediocre results.
     


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    Unless it's some little company I've never heard of, it's Jacobs Technology, not Jacob's Technology.
     


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    Unless it's some little company I've never heard of, it's Jacobs Technology, not Jacob's Technology.
    I guess he got tired of just making diamond necklaces and watches and wants to branch out into diamond encrusted TV's and Blu-Ray players.
     


  10. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    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? Most people use these things on a daily basis, and proficiency with them is probably a given. You might as well list proficiency in "the internet" (which, and I kid you not, I have seen on a resume more than once). Now, if you're proficient in technologies or systems or software that are outside the norm, that's the kind of stuff you should list. If you know any programming languages, for example, list that kind of stuff (but only if you're applying for tech jobs, or IT consulting). If you are familiar with commonly used consumer ratings or research software, or financial platforms, list that kind of stuff. The stuff you should be listing is the stuff that is required for the job to which you're applying, and that not every candidate will be proficient in. That sort of thing will help you. The hiring manager can read that on your resume and think, "This job involves daily use of X, and 99% of people need extensive training just to learn X, but look, this guy knows it already. Nice. Cuts down considerably on training costs and time. This guy can hit the ground running."
     


  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^ Would it be worthwhile for him to say he is Excel proficient?
     


  12. otc

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    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?).
    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)
     


  13. otc

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    Also, take off the high school and replace it with relavent coursework (change this per job...don't list a bunch of engineering courses for an ibank)

    I had my high school on there until I had enough other stuff to fill the page...you seem to have enough other stuff (and you list absolutely nothing of interest about your high school...only worth keeping if you want to show off things like being a salutatorian or some shit)
    if all you have to say is that you graduated HS, the fact that you are in college is enough
     


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    Most people aren't 'proficient' in Excel. Sure, they can do basic tasks and even link a few simple formulas together, but if you ask them to do more complicated tasks, such as logic, or linking data tables from different workbooks, they fail miserably. Most people can't do what they think they can do; especially when it comes to computers.
     


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