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anthony

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Post time13:22 12-09-2008

Hi all, I have just graduated from University and i'm really interested in pursuing a career in investment banking. At this stage I am formulating my CV but have been told by someone in the industry just to produce a single sided document. Could someone please tell me is this the correct advice as I feel that my CV looks very bland and I am not selling all of my attributes simply due to lack of space. Any response would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards


Desii

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Post time02:34 21-08-2009

Anthony,

It is true that many investment banks require a single sided document. This is a summary sheet of who you are and how you will sell yourself. This is like your 30 second commercial of selling yourself. As investment banks want their employees to be very competent and articulate, a single sided document often brings out the presentational qualities of a person.

Hope this helps!

nard1

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Post time10:18 22-09-2009

I think that you are right in what you say - the last thing any employer is going to want to do is read through pages and pages of a candidates CV.  This is your time to shine so make it good......there is plenty of help out there aswell.  Look up on google some professional CV writing centres and see whether they can give you some advice, or even better, spruce up your CV for you to make sure you get the job you want! Good Luck!


MurryC

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Post time14:49 22-09-2009

I agree with nard1 - maybe get some professional help with it that way at least you will have an edge over the competition????

keeping it to a minimum is a must as you can go into further detail in the interview if you are selected! CV's which are too detailed are boring - it needs to be straight to the point!

Hope it all goes well for you :)

Ben

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Ben
Post time15:39 22-09-2009

I work as a hiring manager at a Bulge Bracket firm. I agree. CV should be short, max 1.5 sides. We dont have time to read pages of a candidate's CV, it just becomes annoying believe me!

Consider getting professional help, there is a lot of competition nowadays and a bad CV and covering letter will lose you an interview very quickly.

I would also consider getting some mock interview practice. There are a few professionals like ibankingjobhelp dot com out there who can help.

Good luck (get your application in as early as you can, this makes a difference too).


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dosanjrs

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Post time09:01 21-10-2014
(Post updated by dosanjrs 09:02 21-10-2014)

A CV will be the be all and end all to get a career in Banking. You need to think of how you present yourself, what skills you have (therefore what part of banking to get into) and better yet, do you have a contact in the industry that can get you in? A good start is WiseRound.com. On this site you can get yourself a mentor to help your career. Professionals sign up and then take you under their wing of what steps to take to get your career on track