Requesting your kind feedback on my attached resume

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New answer on May 02, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Jan 16, 2021

dear PL Community,

a new joiner here i was amazed on the support recived fromo this community, and was wondering if you could provide me with the your kind feedback and thoughts over my first draft Resume.

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Adi
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replied on Jan 16, 2021
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Hey,

Good solid CV overall.

Some improvement comments:

Education

  • Be consistent for education date format month/year to month/year or year to year
  • Feel free to add any noteworthy grades/GPA, internships, projects, paper published to give a bit more flavour

Work Experience

  • Plenty of acronyms- GIGA, ERM, KM, KSA etc- dont assume everyone will know what these are and better expand them
  • Make bullets tigher by using US$ 6M and not 6M USD- really minor point but will save you some space
  • Make all bullets no longer than 2 sentences for consistency
  • 3rd bullet- change Lead to Led
  • Final bullet - changed Excelling to Excelled

Leadership section

  • Better provide dates in month/year to month/year format as all these would have been short-term stints
  • Money raised in JOD- add USD equivalent in brackets for ease. Your CV could anywhere within the company and you never know. Make it easy for the reader
  • Fintech startup- why discountinued? Can you think of a better way of saying this..seems a bit weird in my view
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Anonymous A on Jan 16, 2021

many thanks Adi, appreciate you kind feedback

Anonymous on Jan 16, 2021

would you think it would be better to bold certain elements o the resume to highlight key numbers and words i would like to bring the screener's view on, as this was seen in several templates i have seen

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Adi on Jan 17, 2021

Yes definitely.

Ian
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replied on Jan 16, 2021
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I agree with Adi - good feedback.

In addition to his advice, I would also add locations on the right side. Always good to see on a CV where you have physically worked!

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Anonymous on Jan 16, 2021

many thanks Ian, ill include it.

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Vlad
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replied on Jan 17, 2021
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Hi,

I would recommend splitting your job into 2 roles: consultant / Senior consultant and describe each of them separately to make it even better

Best

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Anonymous B replied on May 02, 2021

In addition to the feedback posted already, I would consider removing the Interest and Skills section, as in my opinion it does not really add anything relevant to your application (e.g. you are typically required to submit your language skills in the electronic application form of most consulting firms anyway, and proficiency in Excel, Powerpoint etc. is not a formal requirement, at least for MBB and Tier2).

Instead, I would fill the space by elaborating on several points on your CV:

- This FinTech startup sounds amazing, maybe write 2-3 more bullets on what the startup was about and what you exactly did and achieved
- Have you done any internships during your studies? If so, add them in the Professional Background section
- Did anything else interesting happen during your studies? Research/teaching assistantship positions? Scholarships? Awards? If you know your class rank and it is at least top 5-10%, include it (even more important than the GPA itself)

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Raj
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replied on Apr 30, 2021
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Feel free to share it with me

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Antonello
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replied on Jan 18, 2021
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Hi,

Crisp CV.

I'd make some adjustments to highlight the value-adding contribution you made at work and outside work.

Best,

Antonello

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Gaurav
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replied on Jan 18, 2021
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Hi there,

It's looking very nice overall. Great job!

Pay a little more attention to double space and capital / small letters :)

Cheers,

GB

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Clara
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replied on Jan 18, 2021
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Hello!

Looks great, congrats!

  • Carefull with consistency among parts (e.g., always list year and description the same way, etc.)
  • The courses you mention in the EDUCATION part, I would detail them a bit more to actually understand what they are, duration, work load, etc.
  • I would add locations

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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