by Girl Banker
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Your résumé/CV is normally the first contact that your potential employer has with you. Your objective is for the recruiter to see your résumé/CV and want to hire you.
Investment banks want someone that will get results. Using the correct words will make a difference; use a lot of words that show achievement, initiative and action. Here are some examples, the very best are in bold:
I created my investment banking blog in 2012 as soon as I resigned from i-banking & published my book, To Become An Investment Banker.
Initially published at girlbanker.com, all posts were later subsumed into my personal website under katsonga.com/GirlBanker.
With 7 years of front office i-banking experience from Goldman Sachs and HSBC, in both classic IBD (corporate finance) and Derivatives (DCM / FICC), the aim of GirlBanker.com was to make it as straight-forward as possible to get into a top tier investment bank.
I'm also a CFA survivor having passed all three levels on the first attempt within 18 months - the shortest time possible.