The investment banking resume is unique. It’s important to tailor your resume to the industry standard to avoid being immediately deleted just because it doesn’t comply with the standard format.
Here are some critical points to be aware of:
Your investment banking resume must be onlyone page (I cannot stress this enough). It doesn’t matter how many internships you’ve done or clubs you’re a member of, you have to get your resume down to one page. Hiring managers are busy and often just automatically skip resumes that are more than a page long.
Convey your academic achievements. Investment bankers love to hire people with a high GPA, who are on the Dean’s List and appear to be smart.
Demonstrate relevant finance experience. It’s important to demonstrate that you’ve done some type of relevant work experience. If you’re able to get an internship somewhere, that is ideal. If not, then you can put in something such as a position as an officer in a student club. Either way, be sure to prove you have financial modeling and valuation skills.
Prove you are a hard worker by listing and describing on your investment banking resume organizations that you’re a part of, on top of your full-time academic workload. Bankers love to hire people who are varsity athletes, have special talents, and hold leadership positions.