This example investment banking resume illustrates in a very clear way, the concept of using the Challenge-Action-Result (CAR) style in your resume. Rather than just listing out your job responsibilities and accomplishments, rewrite your employment section to tell a compelling “story.”
For the maximum impact, your accomplishments should be presented as concise “success studies” complete with challenges faced, actions taken, immediate results, and strategic importance.
By conveying your accomplishments in this “story” manner, as we’ve done in this example investment banking resume, you make a connection with the reader of your resume and make yourself far more memorable than all the other job candidates. Additionally, by illustrating how you have solved problems and produced results for past employers, you show your potential to do the same for future employers.
You’ll also notice that this resume uses a two-column format in the career chronology section. You need to be careful when using columns in resumes, because a complex format will often cause problems when your resume is entered into an applicant tracking system (ATS). While you are not able to tell from the example investment banking resume images, behind-the-scenes, the columns in the resume are set up in a way that will not cause problems with most modern ATS systems.
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