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Top 3 Financial Modeling Resume Tips

Your resume is one of the most important financial modeling tools you have.  As you begin your financial modeling job hunt, you will find that having an up-to-date resume is imperative to landing your next job. These tips can help you ensure your resume is the best possible to help you in your job search.

Keywords – Using keywords that are appropriate to the job for which you are applying is important in your job search.  If your resume does not have keywords, you may find your resume not considered even if you are very qualified for the job.  Be sure to read the job description of the financial modeling job for which you are applying and then include some of these important keywords in your resume.  This is also helpful if you are applying to a company that will use a computer software program to pre-screen applicants.

Contact information – It is extremely important that you ensure your contact information is visible, current, and useful.  Many applicants use the same resume over time and forget to update their contact information.  Taking a minute to proofread and ensure your contact information is correct can be the difference between your getting an interview and not getting an interview for that financial modeling job.

Customize to the particular job – Though it is a good idea to have an up-to-date resume on hand, it is important to personalize a resume to the particular job for which you are applying. Don’t try to cut corners by having a resume for every job, you need to personalize it to each job in order to help make yourself stand out from the crowd.

There are many tips for improving your resume. Though these three tips are just basic tips, it is important to note that just considering these three tips can improve your chance of landing your next, or even first, financial modeling job.

3 Tips for Making Your Financial Modeling Resume Stand Out

Today’s job market is very competitive. If you are looking for a new job or trying to get your foot in the door in financial modeling, you will want to do everything you can to make yourself stand out from other applicants.  One of the best ways to stand out is to make certain your resume will get noticed.

Though everyone has their own opinion on how a resume should be written, there are some basic tips you can use to make sure your resume gets noticed.

One of the most important things you can do with your resume is to keep it up-to-date.  Remembering to keep your resume updated with continuing education, volunteer work and experience can ensure you have a resume ready whenever you need it.

Next you will want to make sure that you update your resume style to reflect what companies today want to see. A traditional resume is typically not what a company is looking for.  Plus it is not always in your best interest to use a chronological resume.  You may want to consider a using a functional resume where you highlight experiences and skills.

Lastly, utilizing a career summary at the top of your resume can truly make certain that your resume stands out and is easy to read.  Those narrowing down the pile of resumes for a financial modeling job opening may only peruse your resume for important skills, education, and experience to decide whether they want to read it in detail.  Having a career summary can ensure you get the important information at the top of your resume.

Using these tips can help make your resume up-to-date and easy to read.  Having a great resume can be the difference between getting that next financial modeling job and having to continue your search.

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