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A sans-serif font such as Arial, gives this CV a clean, modern feel. It is easy to read, well-formatted and concise. Use of bold is consistent.

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You only need to include a few relevant modules here.

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It is a good idea to state 43/45 or GPA 3.5/4.0 or your results as a percentage so the employer can evaluate your academic results.

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For work shadowing, be specific about the areas where you spent time and some specific information you picked up, i.e. client relations in IBD and equity research.

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Look for opportunities to show the results of your actions.

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Bullet point demonstrates team working.

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This candidate demonstrates how he “examined the effect”. This bullet point demonstrates analytical skills.

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Again, Adrian shows how he improved his skills.

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The candidate provides a concrete example of how he contributed to campus events. He could have been more specific about his role – what he did. This bullet point demonstrates leadership and communication skills.

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Adrian uses active verbs to begin bullets, such as established, prepared, discovered – avoid passive words/expressions like ‘helped with, responsible for’ This bullet point demonstrates initiative and interest/commitment to the sector.

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The candidate provides evidence of his leadership skills – others voted for him.

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Organising the ‘Interests and Achievement’ section with headings helps the employer understand what motivates this candidate. This is better than a list of single words, e.g. travel, human development, charities….

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Volunteer experiences and fund-raising achievements are valued by employers as evidence of ability to work in teams, market a cause and use “people skills”.