How to Format A Resume for the Financial Industry
The information contained in the following resume centers on three core talents and career foci:
- Executive Administrative Assistant
- Business Systems Analyst
- Sales and Service Representative/Teller
A total of 15 years of professional experience in this resume shows an increasing level and complexity of responsibilities throughout the career span. He or she has been recognized officially by superiors in the most recently position held for a major banking and finance firm.
The candidate is bilingual with additional skills in two other languages.
The job candidate possesses an MBA in Finance.
Taken together, the information included in this resume indicates that the individual could well be on a personal career path toward CFO in a major corporation.
The job candidate could apply to positions that would be junior to the CFO of a company,but higher than Executive Administrative Assistant. Some Junior Vice Presidencies might be appropriate, or a Senior Executive Administrative Assistant post. These would make the workers more visible and in a better position to receive recognition of a job well done and along with it, a promotion into the executive level.
Forecast for Financial Managers
The job seeker connected to tis resume might apply for job as a Financial Manager, which is s step up towards the goal of CFO (Chief Financial Officer).
From 2006 - 2016, these jobs are expected to grow a total of 13% in America, according to the Federal Department of Labor. This amounts to 64,000 jobs, but competition for these positions creates a market for those candidates that possesses the advanced finance degree that this job seeker above has earned.
The range of pay in these positions can generally reach from around $50,000 per year to over $145,000 annually.
As an example, we will look at job listing for "Financial Manager" on the major job search engine Indeed.com for May 25, 2009. The graph below shows that the trend for jobs to be listed in Financial Management is one of much fluctuation. but shows an increase in 20% since the fall of 2008. Current jobs open are primarily in
- Washington, DC
- New York City
Increase In Finance Jobs Since August 2009
Transfer of Skills and Information
Note the language and phrasing of job skills and accomplishments in this resume and transfer some of these approaches to your own resume creation.
A Different Format
Using the Same Resume Online.
A cut-and-paste version of the same resume, which is to be used for entering the applicant's information into an employer's online application form, looks very much like the following document when pulled up on the employer's screen.
This style is accomplished by removing all the formatting from a resume. To do this in word, click Edit, click Select All, then click the Styles and Formatting button and select Clear Formatting. Then check the document for spacings between sections.