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Old 07-02-2018, 08:35 PM
Dibs97 Dibs97 is offline
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Hi all, I would really appreciate any feedback on my resume before I start looking for a full-time position this Fall. Also, some questions:

1.) Technically, I've passed the SRM exam through VEEs, should I include this?
2.) I will be returning back to the first actuarial team I was on after this
summer, how can I format this? Something with the dates like
(May 2017 - June 2018 / September 2018 - Present)??

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:38 AM
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Hi all, I would really appreciate any feedback on my resume before I start looking for a full-time position this Fall. Also, some questions:

1.) Technically, I've passed the SRM exam through VEEs, should I include this?
2.) I will be returning back to the first actuarial team I was on after this
summer, how can I format this? Something with the dates like
(May 2017 - June 2018 / September 2018 - Present)??

Thanks in advance!
My opinions on your questions:
1) I would just say "SRM exam requirement met via VEE" or something similar. You want to show that you've completed the requirement. Since, you haven't technically passed the exam, I would avoid using the word "passed."

2) I don't think there is a need to distinguish between teams since you have the same job title. I would condense it to one experience with your 5 bullets.

For you resume:
  • Given that you have an internship, I don't see the need to add relevant coursework. It would add a little bit of white space that would help the look of your resume.
  • I would always use past tense, even when describing a current role or position.
  • Your experience bullets are weak and passive. Managers understand that interns take time to train and that the work will be easier/reviewed. Your verb choices make it seem like you are a bystander in the process. Phrases like "worked with" and "prepared" give the impression that you are not actively involved in the work and likely do not understand what you are doing.

As you are applying for jobs, I would be prepared to answer a question about why you want to leave your current company. It seems like you had a summer internship that went well and stretched into a year-round internship. Do you not enjoy the company? Are you looking to be in a different area? Did you not receive a full-time offer?

Hope this helps!
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