Recruiters for jobs in the financial industry look for resumes that follow a particular style, format, and structure. Our expert financial resume writers are experienced in developing financial resumes that conform to these standards while effectively communicating the applicant’s unique qualifications.
Keys to a Successful Finance Resume:
- Organization. Make sure you organize your information in a logical way that is easy to read and that highlights your most relevant experience, qualifications, certifications, etc. List work experience in reverse-chronological order, starting with your most recent position and working back from there.
- Keywords. The best way to tailor your financial resume to a specific position is to start with the job listing. Highlight key words in the position description and list of required qualifications, and incorporate as many of them as you can in your resume. The employer has already told you what they’re looking for — if they catch these keywords on a quick skim of your resume, they’ll be much more likely to keep reading and consider you for the job.
- Clear, professional language. Write in a professional tone, avoiding colloquialisms and other casual or quirky language, and make it as easy as possible for recruiters and employers to understand what you’ve accomplished and how your experience makes you the best candidate for the position. And check your grammar. ALWAYS check your grammar.
- Data and specific achievements. Whenever possible, give detailed information and offer quantifiable examples of your achievements (if you’re applying for a numbers job, give them numbers!). Did you increase sales by 30%? How many accounts did you reconcile in your previous position? Don’t forget to list any skills and certifications you have that are applicable to the position, including proficiency in relevant software or systems.
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Common Questions & Answers
» Should you add your GPA on your finance resume?
That depends. Are you just starting out, or have you been in the finance industry for years? It’s 100% optional to include your GPA on your resume. If you have less than three years of professional experience and your undergrad or graduate GPA was 3.5 or higher, then go ahead and include it. If you have three or more years of work experience in finance or had a GPA below 3.5, leave it out.
» How do you emphasize your finance technical skills in your resume?
Give them their own section! Create a separate “skills” or “core competencies” heading, then list the relevant technical skills, either in a paragraph or as separate bullet points.
»  Should you include your interests on a resume for finance?
Only if they pertain to the specific job you are applying for. In other words, you should include the fact that you offer free financial planning help to residents at a local nursing home, or that you are the treasurer for your neighborhood community group, but unless the company sells tennis rackets, there’s no need to include your love of tennis.
Step 1 » Schedule a Free Consultation (Optional)
A resume writer with experience in your industry will share their experience for best marketing your unique background and skill set – based entirely on your job targets. View our attention-grabbing resume samples.
Step 2 » Submit Payment & Job Search Goals
Process your invoice through our secure payment system, and provide information about your financial resume writing preferences – it should fit like a glove!
Step 3 » Share Your Career Story
Your dedicated financial resume writer will reach out within 24 hours to schedule a call, where we’ll discuss your career story and uncover the impact you've made on past employers. Sounds challenging? Don’t stress – we know what to ask. This takes as few as 30 minutes, and can also be completed by email. Then sit back and relax – our professional financial resume experts do all of the heavy lifting and never rely on lengthy questionnaires. Your resume will then be ready in just 5-7 days or as few as 48 hours with rush delivery.
Step 4 » Critique Draft & Approve Final Cover Letter
We'll review the financial resume together so that it's just right – you can even receive unlimited edits within the next two weeks. After approval, your new resume will be sent in a PDF or word format. If you’re interested in LinkedIn® profile content optimization, Cover Letter Services and/or Resume Design Services, we'll deliver those just a few days later.
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