17 Jun '11, 9am

CV Sins: Seven mistakes that finance techies make: “The fear of losing out makes candidates write everything the...

CV Sins: Seven mistakes that finance techies make 17 June 2011 Shree Ann Mathavan In the first of our CV Sins series, we focus on finance technology and reveal some of the most common resume blunders made by IT professionals. We’ll put other job functions under the microscope in the weeks to come. 1) Avoid being an IT generalist Georgina Parker, associate director, Nicoll Curtin Technology, sees many CVs which have an extensive list of development languages and asset classes without demonstrating proper specialisation. “The fear of losing out makes candidates write everything they possibly can down in their CV but this has the opposite effect since many roles in finance tech require specialisation,” he says. 2) Don’t rate yourself Candidates in Asia are especially fond of benchmarking themselves in particular skill sets, even giving themselves arbitrary ratings out of 10. ...

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