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Old Sep 9, 2008, 2:05pm   #1
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Does anybody have any tips for what to include/not include on a resume if I was to apply for a trainee trader type position as an University graduate?

While I'll be putting down the couple of months I spend at a futures brokerage in China, I'm not so sure about the other, not so relevant work experiences. After all, does anybody care that I used to mark GCSE exams? (did you know they send them down here to Australia to get marked? The easier questions anyway) What about the not relevant, but could twist-into-relevancy like telemarketing?

Also, is there an unspoken length limit? I've heard for IBs that as a grad, your resume shouldn't go over 1 page, simply because IB people are busy, and as a grad, you can't possibly have achieved anything of note worthy of a multi-page resume.
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Old Sep 9, 2008, 7:26pm   #2
 
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hi there yuapanda?!
Your CV should be 1 page for IB's some of them want txt format online applications (strange)

You should try to do your CV as relevant to trading as possible (sales is good)

action ----> result.

There are alot of books that can help you. i.e vault, inside careers,etc.

also do some google search, always help.
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yuapanda started this thread "yuapanda" is an amalgamation of my initials and a nickname I picked up in high school

I'll go have a look, though I'm hoping I don't need to buy a Vault subscription; I'm still a poor Uni student after all.
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"yuapanda" is an amalgamation of my initials and a nickname I picked up in high school

I'll go have a look, though I'm hoping I don't need to buy a Vault subscription; I'm still a poor Uni student after all.
go careers services and get vault book for free!? Poor student LoL.

If the market continues like this we will all be poor
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go careers services and get vault book for free!? Poor student LoL.

If the market continues like this we will all be poor

Impossible. But would imply your having a hard time.
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Old Sep 10, 2008, 9:55am   #6
 
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tell me the truth Lee Shepherd, did you short Lehmans
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tell me the truth Lee Shepherd, did you short Lehmans

I dont lie when it comes to trading, I cant, it shows up on my trading blog with all trades made.

The answer is no.
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