|A powerful resume unlocks doors. A poorly crafted one places more in your way.|
Each week we review a resume in need of some help. Our comments are authentic, straightforward and 100% tailored to the particular document you will see. We aren’t necessarily re-writing the resume, rather marking it up and giving tips for improvement.
Financial services is a tricky industry when it comes to building a concise, yet effective resume. That’s because different companies use different systems, methodologies and philosophies to service their clients. The primary roles of an accountant for a Big 4 firm will vary from those of an accountant within a boutique consulting firm, even though their end goals may be similar.
This week’s resume critique features a finance-focused client struggling to define his own personal brand. He possesses experience in financial consulting, senior accounting, pricing and reporting. His next career goal is to leverage all of these areas of expertise into a director role over a financial operation.
Sound simple enough? Our suggested changes to the client’s resume paint a step-by-step process to achieving this goal, starting with the recommended addition of a career summary. We’ve mentioned it before, but the summary is a candidate’s first interaction with a hiring manager. If your resume contains a weak opening statement – or lacks one altogether – then you might be falling behind even before the hiring manager starts building her ‘keeper’ pile.
Check out the critique below to learn more about how we earned glowing praise from this client on his completely overhauled document.
Reading the in-document critique may leave you questioning the quality of your resume but please note we are not out to scare, but prepare you for future career success. A TopResume writer is ready to critique your resume today – FOR FREE. Get started here