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This is another short, mid-week episode of Finance Career Launch where we answer a listener question or discuss a particular skill, habit or mindset that will help you advance your career in finance. One of the most common requests I receive is for help with finance resumes. People ask me, will I be able to get into investment banking, private equity or other areas of corporate finance if I don’t already have experience in that area? What if all my experience is with a small firm or company? Is my resume good enough to pass the initial screening process? I get many other questions like this.
This is part two of our series on finance resumes. Last week we covered five elements of a compelling finance resume and today we’ll review three mistakes you will want to avoid at all costs.
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In this episode we cover:
- What makes finance resumes unprofessional
- Using your resume to project consistency, reliability and professionalism
- Why you should avoid typos and bad grammar like the plague
- What boring bullets say about you
- The danger of industry jargon
- Making your resume very specific and personal (but not too much)
- Why you should ignore anyone who claims you need an “Objective” at the top of your resume
Music by Elijah from NOMADS