Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Best Sample Resume – Career Change

I am trying to convince this candidate for a career change, as I need an REIT banker and this resume looks perfect.

If you are considering a career change to become an investment banker, compare your resume with this.

I love this resume, as this is one of the most outstanding resumes I have ever seen. I am sure many investment banks are happy to consider him as an REIT banker. This resume is just one page. I’ve even short-listed his major achievements only.

Please note all names are dummies.

Henry Headhunter
One line address and contact email/phone

CAREER HISTORYMNC Group plc (Revenues: £3.1bn; employees: 16,000) 1998 – present

Global Head of Property Markets – London (2 years)
* Founder of
www.mncre.com, the global information service for the real estate investment professionals; applied innovative product development methods; 12,000 professionals from 6,000 organizations in 100 countries registered for the service in 12 months after early launch

* Built a new global business for MNC; conceived the “Global MNC Real Estate” idea, then took it through initial internal venture funding, to the launch and integration with the core business

Head of Corporate Strategy Group – New York (4 years)
* Led and facilitated a range of strategy projects that contributed to the MNC turnaround and growth story. Participated in the reorganization team 2003-2005 and growth strategy team 2005-2006; the Company turned losses of £205m in 2002 into profits of £452m in 2005, share price recovered by more than 400%

* Served the Group Management Committee and the Board of Directors as the main internal clients; reported to a CEO-1 executive

Manager, Strategic Planning Group – London (1 year)
Led a range of internal management consulting projects. Created the Economic Model of the Global Finance Industry with McKinsey, modeling 30 finance businesses, their individual value chains and flows of funds

European Graduate Program in Business Management – Europe (2 years)
Selected to the group of 15 graduates for a MNC pan-European rotational management training program, split into international assignments in Germany and Russia in sales, support and finance

MBA – INSEAD (2007)
MSc – Management & Marketing (with honors), Prague University (1998)

Native German, fluent English, Polish, French, conversational Russian and Spanish

Holder of International Master in Fencing Title since 1993; Champion of German under 20 in 1992 and under 16 in 1991.

Anna Maria’s Resume Critique

Henry’s resume speaks for himself and he doesn’t need to write long. His resume is not only outstanding in terms of work history, he has also demonstrated his very talented resume writing skills. In terms of format, it is clean, tidy and easy to read. In terms of content, he has highlighted his achievements in a short and precise way. Certainly he has had lots of achievements that made him walk fast on his career path, but he has only listed those that are most interested to hiring managers.

As I have reiterated in my blog, the first day you start your first full time job, you should aim at building a resume/career history like Henry’s. Look for some good quality internship or graduate program should be one of your primary targets during your undergraduate years.

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