A résumé is a way to sell yourself to employers, so students should not be afraid to brag and let themselves shine, a recent Gabelli School of Business graduate told members of Smart Woman Securities.
Kelly Heimrich (GSB ’12) of Credit Suisse, said a solid résumé can make all the difference when applying for work. Heimrich’s talk to the SWS members in early October focused on résumé improvement and investment banking.
During her time at Fordham, Heimrich worked as a Global Wealth Management intern at Merrill Lynch, as well as a summer analyst at Credit Suisse. Upon graduation, she entered Credit Suisse’s rotational analyst program, gaining experience in several different roles before her current position as a key account management analyst in fixed income.
Heimrich stressed the essentials of résumé writing. She encouraged associates to showcase positions that demonstrate skill sets, such as leadership or the ability to respond to crises. Also, students should highlight learning experiences, such as studying abroad.
Finally, job seekers should not be afraid to ask for help formatting their résumés. If the layout is sloppy or too complicated, the person reading it will lose interest, Heimrich said.