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Old 12-09-2010, 01:14 AM
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I just need... one... more... class.
I can graduate any time I want.
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I make you the first ever honoree of my raised beer mug. I raise my mug to you, Mr. Actuarial Answer Music Guy! *Mr. Actuarial Answer Music Guy* Where others memorize the letters in chunks, you have the insight to turn those letters into notes! *Every Good Boy Does Fine!* You laugh in the face of normal language and instead choose to use singspiel! *Did you come from Germany?* When everyone in the room turns and stares at you playing the desk, you sing your song! Here's to you Mr. Actuarial Answer Music Guy for showing everyone that a major in music isn't completely worthless!
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:31 PM
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Pssst... hey, kid... the first twelve years are free!
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:05 AM
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First section of the resume:

"Personal Information:
Date of Birth: Month Day, Year
Marital Status: Single
Nationality: [Nationality]"

"Objective:
A position of intern Java/C++ programmer, IT specialist/engineer, expert in bank sphere, economist, statistician.
To use my special knowledge and professional experience in a finance and IT sphere to full potential."


Later on:

"Special Skills:
Technical skills: SQL, AJAX, CSS, XML, Apache, HTML, JSF
(other stuff)
Driver’s license, 4 years experience"
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:27 PM
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just read through this whole thread... think y'all can give me your opinion?

May 2009 grad, Econ Major Finance Minor with 3.2 GPA (avg) from a US News Top 20 undergrad with 1 1/2 yrs professional office experience as a Buyer (subcontract administrator) at a F500 company?

had a wealth management (i.e. not big deal finance) internship one summer and for one semester in college

no actuarial experience

took 1 calculus course to fulfill requirements for econ degree (was good in math in high school though 800 SAT math, 5 - AP Cal, 5 - AP Stat... wish i kept at the math in college) I checked and my econ and finance classes will fulfill the VEE requirements for Econ and finance

i'm planning on sitting for the first exam in march and plan on starting to apply once/if i pass... really hoping to find a job by the summer (still working at my current job)

what are the thoughts of the board on the chances of this type of candidate based on this information and assuming he passes the first exam?

Also, could I get some resume tips?

i've kept my resume to 1 page
- no i didn't include the above mentioned scores or any high school stuff


Experience
- i went into some detail (9 bullet points worth) on my current job because i thought it would give the employer some insight as to skills I have acquired in my job that might transfer over (e.g. analytical skills, time management skills, facetime with execs etc.) as they probably have no idea what i do. awards and leadership positions are included in the points.

- several bullet points on my internship

Education
Maj GPA (higher) overall GPA
Deans list: dates
Econ honor society
Relevant coursework (lists some econ and finance classes… I’m thinking Westley will want this taken out)

Volunteer work (all 1 to 2 bullet points for each)
-current group I work with
- 2 month work in a foreign country
- work I did in college

Personal interests
Countries I’ve been to (I really like travel, been to 4 continents)
Languages: I speak several with varying fluencies
Hobbies: about 5 that I could really talk extensively about
1 Random interesting fact

By the way, the work experience and education take up 2/3 of the page (thought id point that out if it sounds like there’s a lot of volunteer and personal stuff…)

Again, this is all on one page, albeit 10pt font for the details and 0.5” margins… and yes I plan on putting my test on there (on the top of course) if/when I pass

I’m a pretty social person and I think the personal stuff on there are good talking points for the interviewer to ask about to see if we get along, after all if we’re going to be working with each other 50+ hours a week, lets hope we like each other.

thanks in advance
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After days of reading the most ridiculous objective statements in the world, I'm ready to hire this person without even reading any further.

Objective
To obtain a position


But seriously. If your objective statement is dumb, just don't put one. We don't take off points for missing objective statements. Thanks!
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:25 AM
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Thread got ed in another thread when I was griping about a stack of resumes that were sent in no particular order from the school - save me the time and put the full timers in a different section than the interns.
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:36 AM
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I noticed a lot of people asking for resume advice recently... Threads like these have been helpful for me personally. Should be a great resource for many others as well.
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Pro-active does not need a hyphen.

Teamplayer is two words.



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Pro-active does not need a hyphen.

Teamplayer is two words.



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Doesn't matter. Using either should get you in the reject pile.
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