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Maosika
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May 6th, 2014, 3:20 pm

Hi, I'm trying to write my CV and I just graduate in Business Administration - Finance; but have no work experience, and so I don't have many practical skills. I did an intership in a bank and know many financial computer programs (R, Octave, and FXCM); that I learn on my free time. So I'm more academic/creative, but I know that won't be valued in the workplace, and might even be a turn off for more social jobs if you know what I mean. I want to just get a job, any job really for now related to finance. I am sort of struggling with my cv though. Started the thing months ago but been putting it off. I have no work experience so it is very bare. Not sure what I should do to compensate. I am also really struggling with the professional profile part. I have read a whole book on writing a CV and at the back is examples. I have copied a load of sentences that I could use in mine but don't really know how to fit them together or if I could honestly use them. I think the main thing for me is just getting the professional profile done and then I can apply for some jobs. I am a perfectionist which I think is the main reason I am struggling. What should I do? Can someone really help me.
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May 7th, 2014, 1:04 am

Hi Melissa,Assuming that your post is indicative of your CV/cover letter, I will go out on a limb and suggest that your problem may be bad spelling and grammar. This should be easy to fix, assuming that you know somebody who can proof read your stuff. Of course, this may just change your problem to one of "why don't I get a call back after my first round of interviews", but that is a slightly better problem to have.--bearish
 
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May 8th, 2014, 2:06 pm

I used to get "you have no experience" but now I get "you have too much experience."Seriously some guy told me I'm too old for trading. I'm like, ok money's green. It doesn't care if it gets made by an old guy. Besides, since when is knowledge and experience a bad thing? I think the meaning is that they prefer someone they can push around and underpay. Ha!Anyways in your case I think it's a typical problem, no experience but in order to get experience you need experience! How about trying some kind of internship? That seems to work for some people. It's a nice way to get a chance while not costing them anything. win-win.
 
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May 13th, 2014, 3:17 pm

thank you very much for your advice I will try doing like you tell me some intership.
 
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May 15th, 2014, 3:59 am

no good schools offer your minor so you did not attend a target school.in that case you will have to focus on your body
 
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May 15th, 2014, 4:49 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: blueraincapno good schools offer your minor so you did not attend a target school.in that case you will have to focus on your bodyCome on man...
 
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May 15th, 2014, 10:27 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: neuroguyQuoteOriginally posted by: blueraincapno good schools offer your minor so you did not attend a target school.in that case you will have to focus on your bodyCome on man...yeah, another wee boy on the forum... Can't bring them anywhere
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May 18th, 2014, 5:51 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: neuroguyQuoteOriginally posted by: blueraincapno good schools offer your minor so you did not attend a target school.in that case you will have to focus on your bodyCome on man...yeah, another wee boy on the forum... Can't bring them anywhere In this case it seemed particularly uncalled for, given that the OP spelt out the school in her signature. Of course, being among the top ranked business schools in Lebanon isn't necessarily enough to put it on the map for most of us (as in, if you took a poll here, I bet a majority would never have heard of USEK), so that may be part of the problem.
 
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May 18th, 2014, 9:45 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: bearishQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: neuroguyQuoteOriginally posted by: blueraincapno good schools offer your minor so you did not attend a target school.in that case you will have to focus on your bodyCome on man...yeah, another wee boy on the forum... Can't bring them anywhere In this case it seemed particularly uncalled for, given that the OP spelt out the school in her signature. Of course, being among the top ranked business schools in Lebanon isn't necessarily enough to put it on the map for most of us (as in, if you took a poll here, I bet a majority would never have heard of USEK), so that may be part of the problem.I would say an apology is in order; if Wilmott is a house, we don't insult new guests. (although we can have some fun with spammers).
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May 21st, 2014, 7:14 am

Frist I don't did a Minor my specialisation is Bank and Finance, but I read it's was better to write it this ways in book I read about CV. I did a Bachelor in Business Administration in a very good university in my country with a double Major, but event with that on my CV it's a little blank because of the experiences that I don't have. The real problem is that in my country this is really rare that great and international company offer any type of jobs and everyone want to get this jobs, so I have to figth for the job with many other people and I want some advices to make my CV or Cover Letter more unforgetable & special. Please try to do constructive comment, I really need some advices.
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May 21st, 2014, 8:23 am

so you've got a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) in Banking and Finance. for those who don't know,the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik is a private Catholic university in Mount Lebanon, founded in 1950 by the Lebanese Maronite Order. USEK is multilingual but French is the most common language at the university. The university has eleven faculties and four Institutes employing 900 teachers and and researchers
 
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May 21st, 2014, 11:20 am

Hi ppauper, yes I've a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) in Banking and Finance. I didn't think people will know what my university is in this forum. And just to add to this off-topic subject that Lebanon are in the top 5 best education systems in Science and Math, and it the top 10 best education systems in the world. And that 44% of the Lebanese people go to university, so we have good school and university in Lebanon.But let keep this conversation about the first topic: Advices to have a good CV without any experiences. I was wondering, can I put the conferences I see in my CV ?
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May 21st, 2014, 2:55 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: MaosikaThe real problem is that in my country this is really rare that great and international company offer any type of jobs and everyone want to get this jobs, so I have to figth for the job with many other people and I want some advices to make my CV or Cover Letter more unforgetable & special. QuoteOriginally posted by: MaosikaAnd that 44% of the Lebanese people go to university, so we have good school and university in Lebanon.if everyone is special, no one is.Many years ago, a wise man said that if you increase the percentage of the population going to college, the next thing you need to do is to lower the job expectation of graduatesAs you say, your problem is that there are a lot of people with degrees and very few jobsQuote I was wondering, can I put the conferences I see in my CV ?If you presented a paper, yes obviously.If you just went to hear other people, not so much.But conferences can be a good way to network
 
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May 21st, 2014, 3:00 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: bearishHi Melissa,Assuming that your post is indicative of your CV/cover letter, I will go out on a limb and suggest that your problem may be bad spelling and grammar.dyslexiaunfortunately, that's going to discourage people from hiring you, and it's something you might want to keep quiet about (and wipe off the web)
 
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May 22nd, 2014, 12:20 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: bearishHi Melissa,Assuming that your post is indicative of your CV/cover letter, I will go out on a limb and suggest that your problem may be bad spelling and grammar.dyslexiaunfortunately, that's going to discourage people from hiring you, and it's something you might want to keep quiet about (and wipe off the web)I don't necessarily disagree, but once you start a national association of dyslexics it may be too late to keep it quiet.
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