Another 2018 spring week CV

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  1. xinhe

    xinhe New Member

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    Hi, I am an international first year undergraduate hoping to apply to spring week events, I have previously been very much academic oriented and now I feel I have a lack of leadership/volunteering experience,hence am sort of worried about the strength of my CV. Any criticism or advice would be much appreciated.
    CV:https://upload.cat/5089182c484df428


    Thank you very much!
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2017
  2. Trigger

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    If you don't have any more experience, it is fine. Your best bet will be networking though: your profile is very average except for LSE. Which gives you the upper hand as there will be a lot of networking events and there is lots of alumni working in the industry.
     
  3. xinhe

    xinhe New Member

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    thank you very much Trigger! I would just like to ask what kind of experience would banks be looking for? I have attended talks hosted by trading firms like Optiver and banks like Merrill Lynch, and won maths and physics competitions, would including these strengthen my application? If so what points should I remove?
    Again thank you for your time!
     
  4. xinhe

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    I have changed some parts of the CV, would this portray me as a stronger applicant than before? Thank you! https://upload.cat/13e9ebab85c9784c
     
  5. Trigger

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    Professional, volunteering. Attending talks helps in tailoring your cover letters to them, but that's it. Winning maths and physics competition are very good, make sure you include that.
     
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    It's better. Quantify your achievements in the professional experience section, incorporate a few numbers.
     
  7. xinhe

    xinhe New Member

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    Thank you so much! I have made a few amendments by adding more figures, would this be strong enough for spring week? https://upload.cat/2eb3e5ddfc5aa357
    I'm sorry for bumping this again
     
  8. Trigger

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    Don't start sentences with 'I', use action words in the beginning ('mentored','trained','achieved','researched' and stuff).

    The last section is too big it needs to be broken down. Your CV overall seems cluttered.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2017
  9. xinhe

    xinhe New Member

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    Thank you for your honesty trigger, I'd rather know its bad now than sending it in having my hopes up
    I've tried splitting the section on the bottom and changing some bits, would this one be better?
    https://upload.cat/8dff61db4da91f0c
     
  10. Trigger

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    Much better, you made a fair improvement. I think it is usable now.
     
  11. xinhe

    xinhe New Member

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    https://upload.cat/73efcd13b9566195
    Hi trigger, this is the final copy I'm planning to hand in, do you think it is ready? Again, thank you so much for your help
     
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  13. Trigger

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    Yep.
     
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