Would CFA certification would give additional value in terms of CV screening?

CV screening recruiting
Recent activity on Nov 22, 2018
3 Answers
1.2 k Views
Tommy asked on Nov 22, 2018

Dear All,

Just wondering if CFA would give additional value in terms of CV screening.

Thank you

Overview of answers

Upvotes
  • Upvotes
  • Date ascending
  • Date descending
Best answer
Vlad
Expert
Content Creator
replied on Nov 22, 2018
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

It provides some additional value but it's definitely not worth getting a CFA just to improve your resume for consulting. You should better spend time on case prep.

Best

Was this answer helpful?
Guennael
Expert
replied on Nov 22, 2018
Ex-MBB, Experienced Hire; I will teach you not only the how, but also the why of case interviews

Yes, it would a little, mostly just to show that you dont give up and are ready for a brutal course load of terse accounting and formulaic fund investment stuff. Definitely not worth it if this is the only reason you take it. CFA is geared towards investments so highly specialized; some consultants specialize that much, very few.

PS: the CFA Level1 is enough to show you can do numbers - but even that is overkill for the specific purposes of a strat co insulting career

Was this answer helpful?
Tommy on Nov 22, 2018

Thank you, Guennael! Much appreciate it!

Anonymous A replied on Nov 22, 2018

If CFA, why do MC?

Was this answer helpful?
0
Vlad gave the best answer

Vlad

Content Creator
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
415
Meetings
11,518
Q&A Upvotes
127
Awards
185 Reviews