Your Resume or CV is the stepping-stone that sits between your job application and getting an interview.
Therefore it’s vital that you put your best foot forward in your Resume, and adopt a structure and format that maximises your chances of success.
Hiring managers at investment bankers are extremely busy people. Your Resume should communicate only the most relevant information that will help nudge you toward an interview.
If you’re an undergraduate or university student, we recommend you follow a simple 1-page structure as follows:
For more details, refer to our full article on the ideal Investment Banking Resume For University Students.
Many of the same principles that apply to Entry-Level Professional Resume Templates also apply to any Resume.
One key difference is that experienced professionals will write less about education, and more about work and leadership experience, as well as professional topics such as client management.
An experienced professional may also include supplementary page(s) outlining relevant transaction experience. Read more on Experience Professional Resume Templates here.
When your Resume does its job, you’ll find yourself booked into investment banking interviews.
You get one shot to make a positive impression. Banks don’t let you come back for a “second chance” if you blow your interview.
That’s why many future investment bankers invest in specialized courses and training to help them pass their interviews with flying colours.
Completing these courses will help you win interviews and job offers for roles that pay $150K+, and position you for success in investment banking.