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 BLUF: I'm 20, halfway through year 1 of a maths Degree at the University of Nottingham and applying for Finance and related work experience/internships.

I feel my CV is pretty good, it's on 1 page and I have some significant and relevant work experience already. 

However, I also know I am very inexperienced at this point in my career so if you can offer insight, especially if you have experience in reviewing and/or recruiting students, it would be much appreciated.

If you want to have a look, the word document (personal information retracted) is here http://www.filedropper.com/cvforuploadformt_1

 

Generally, I would like advice on the following points:

Education: I've been at University for just one term, I don't have any significant marks yet so I don't feel it's substantial enough to be represented in job form. As a result I have 4 lines, 1 each for my degree and the 3 preceeding sets of examinations (A levels etc). I feel that it displays, clearly and effectively, my history of excellent academic results in lieu of my as yet unknown university marks. However, I'm not sure if a recruiter would look at it the same way, or if it's an effective use of lines.

Extra Curriculars: MT advice is to leave hobbies etc. out. Most of the advice I've been given from events with recruiters and company websites is to have a brief section on it. I feel the 4 lines I have (Chess, Rugby, Tae Kwon Do and societies) are reasonably relevant and imply certain desirable traits, and I don't have a lot of other material to put in the space instead. Should I leave it in?

Splitting up employment and volunteering/other experience into separate chronological sections: I prefer it this way because it means that my serious employment, especially my employment in the financial industry is concentrated together, in the top half of my CV. I feel that having a CV that simply read something like:

Finance Society Equity Fund

Society Committee

Other Society Committee

Work Experience

Finance Internship

Full Time Job

School Team

Volunteer

 

doesn't have the same sort of impact as:

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Finance Society Fund

Work Experience

Finance Internship

Full Time Job

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Society Committee

Society Committee

School Team

Volunteer

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But I don't really know if that's how a student recruiter would see it, so any insight you can offer would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Zak

 

tlhausmann's picture

Perhaps you missed the cast: http://www.manager-tools.com/2010/10/resumes-graduates

There is excellent counsel on resumes for new graduates that, I believe, would also apply to those still doing their studies. Further, begin a career management document as your studies continue.

Zenix's picture

 Thanks for the advice, 

I had forgotten there was a specific cast on it. I've been keeping a CMD since I discovered Manager Tools a Year Ago.

I still would like some guidance on splitting my experience into 2 separate sections.

The guidance is to have it all in one chronological list but I feel that, since there's 2 quite different types of experience I've had, employment/internships and the various voluntary/society based positions, it makes a better impact having them separated. Manager Tools is for 90% of the people 90% of the time, I'm trying to figure out whether my situation is one that warrants a departure from the guidance.