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Seeking Alpha Resume Booster

This article discusses whether Seeking Alpha articles can be used as an effective resume booster.

What is Seeking Alpha?

Seeking Alpha (SA) is a crowd-sourced article/equity research website for financial markets. SA articles make recommendations on US stocks, mutual funds, portfolio strategies, commodities, and other investments. Get a Seeking Alpha login here: https://seekingalpha.com/account/login

Contributors can publish paid or unpaid articles, depending on whether or not the article is exclusive to SA.

 

Are SA articles reliable?

There is wide variation in the quality of articles published on Seeking Alpha.  There is no minimum requirement to become an author.  Authors simply log in, write an article, and submit it to the publishers for review.  There is a minimum quality threshold that has to be met, but no specific level of experience or training required.

SA articles can be a good starting point to get some preliminary information on a stock. You should at least come away with one person’s (the author of the article) take on the stock. Seeking Alpha articles are also useful for gauging the overall market sentiment (i.e., what the crowd or majority of analysts is thinking).

 

How can Seeking Alpha be used to boost my resume?

Writing and publishing an article on Seeking Alpha can be a great way to add some interesting experience to your resume. It can help you network as well. Some readers may reach out to connect with you after reading your article.

Taking the time to register a Seeking Alpha login, performing research, writing an article, and meeting the minimum quality threshold to be published demonstrates initiative and passion – personal qualities desired by employers. It also indicates to others that you have at least some level of investment expertise.

Once you have an SA  article published and add it to your resume, the article can provide an easy, simple means for starting a conversation when networking with industry professionals. For example, you could just mention that you were recently reviewing stock “X” in an SA article, and ask the person(s) you’re speaking with for their opinion on the stock.

 

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Additional resources

This CFI guide has outlined a creative way to boost your resume by adding the credential of writing one or more Seeking Alpha articles.  To keep learning and advancing your career, CFI recommends the free CFI resources listed below:

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