How to Write an Investment Banking Resume - Template

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How to tailor your resume to investment banking

Investment banking resumes are unique.   It’s important to tailor your resume to the industry standard, as I’ve seen resumes immediately deleted if they don’t comply with the standard format.  Here are some critical points to be aware of:

  • Your resume has to be only 1 page (I cannot stress this enough).  It doesn’t matter how many internships you’ve done and clubs you’re a member of, you have to get your resume down to one page. Hiring managers are busy people, and will often skip resumes that are more than a page long.
  • Convey your academic achievements.  Investment bankers love to hire people with 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, but if not you can put 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 the organizations you’re a part of, on top of your full-time academic work load.  Bankers love to hire people who are varsity athletes, have special talents, and hold leadership positions.

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