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Financial Services Resume Example

Financial Services Resume Written for a Fundraising Executive

This financial services resume was written for a Wall Street trader who was targeting fundraising executive roles with hedge fund, private equity, and venture capital firms.  As is every resume we write at Distinctive Career Services, this financial services resume showcases the client’s most important and relevant accomplishments, and is full of quantified results to prove them.

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Imagine how much less impactful and credible it would be to state that this client “Increased revenues for a major account significantly in the first year and produced growth annually for the larger account portfolio, year after year.”

That is an impressive statement, but it is far more impressive and credible to state: “Increased revenues 50% in the 1st year alone for a healthcare account and for 5 straight years grew the biotech and broader healthcare franchise 20% annually.” Numbers have power. Use them throughout your resume.

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Financial Services Resume Writing Tips

This financial services resume layout is set up using columns in a table. This format is frequently requested by clients because it is eye-catching and easy to read. But, unless you have a strong understanding of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how they “read” and store resumes, setting up a resume this way can wreak havoc and cause serious ATS issues. We highly recommend that if you are considering using tables in your resume, you consult with a skilled professional resume writing professional. While having a professional write your resume is an outstanding investment that we encourage you to consider, as a first step you may wish to schedule an evaluation and resume consultation.

We know it can be tempting to look for resume examples on the internet, then try to model your own after them. Please don’t! The most effective resumes are a reflection of a person, NOT just a collection of words on a piece of paper. Your resume MUST tell an AUTHENTIC and memorable story that illustrates YOUR brand and the unique promise of value that YOU bring to the workplace. We have included examples on our website to illustrate the quality and diversity of our work and they are protected by copyright. If you need help writing your financial services resume, it will be our pleasure to assist you.

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J.G., Kentucky

I wanted to take a quick minute to thank you and your excellent associates for helping me in my job search. Prior to using your services I was averaging about one call from every 10th resume or application I submitted for a potential job. This had led me to increase the number of positions I was applying for which meant that I was going after positions that were not really right for me. After working with Distinctive Documents and reworking my resume I was getting responses from about 40% of the applications I was sending out, and I was only applying for positions that were directly in-line with my qualifications and expectations. Within one month of working with my new resume I was in the position of having multiple offers and have ended up accepting the perfect position. When this job was posted on LinkedIn (where my profile had also been updated by Distinctive Documents) the employer received over 300 applications and I was one of 6 people interviewed. My LinkedIn profile and resume were instrumental in getting me the interview, and in helping me secure my new job. Prior to utilizing your services I had a good resume that was producing results, but after working with your firm I have a great resume that is formatted in way that clearly demonstrates my value to prospective employers in a way that separates me from most other job seekers. The process of working through the worksheets and talking with my writer also helped me articulate my experiences in a value driven perspective that has served me exceptionally well during interviews. I have directly recommended your services to several colleagues and will continue to do so. I had been looking for a job for 6 months prior to working with Distinctive Documents and I found myself applying for positions for which I little excitement. After going through the entire process with your team I was able to narrow my search and land the perfect career position as a Xxxxxxx Manager with a major European company expanding operations in the U.S. market. Thanks so much for your help!

A.E., Georgia

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J.M., Illinois

I used your services approx 16motnsh go and have now been in my current role for 1 year. I am 100% positive the investment in your services helped get me an interview and secure a 6 figure position. In a sea of similar resume's and great talent searching for employment you helped me stand out from the crowd. Still we remain in tumultuous time and deep recession. I think it only prudent to that I keep my resume and cover letters up to date with current employment and performance measures. I would like to consider using you to update my documents. Do you offer an update service?

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