Students

Finansjobben.se was established 2010. The intent with the webpage is to encourage and help students at KTH Royal Institute of Technology to find part and full time jobs in the financial sector. The webpage is administrated by KTH Finance Society, KTHFS, which is KTH's largest student association, with approximately 500 active members. For more information about KTHFS’s daily work and projects please visit our webpage www.KTHFS.com.

KTHFS has compiled, together with the major financial houses, some noteworthy tips to help you, as a student, when writing your resume. Please see and consider the following recommendations. Also note that you will find a well-structured sample resume attached below.

Once your resume is in a review phase, it will usually be in a pile of other applications. The person reviewing your resume will probably just quickly scan through your credentials to see if it matches the company's preferences. Therefore, it is important that your resume is short and clear.

The following tips will work as guidelines for your resume. You can also use the attached sample resume as a template.

Main Guidelines

  • A resume should be a maximum of ONE page in length.
  • Your contact information should appear clearly at the top of your resume.
  • Divide your qualifications into categories, e.g. education, experience, extracurricular activities. Headline clearly the categories.
  • Your track record should be written in chronological order, with the latest merit at the top. If several merits have taken place during the same period of time, write them in that order you value them.
  • Guidelines for your qualifications

  • Include only qualifications that may be of interest to the company you are applying to.
  • Each track should be easy to read.
  • Make it easy for the resume examiner to read the period time, organization name and the location of the merit.
  • As a complement of each track, you should write a few paragraphs describing the experiences you have gained. Keep it short and in point form. Avoid running text.
  • Again, it is very important to keep your resume short and clear.
  • Marianne Rydås, staffing specialist at SEB, has contributed with some recommendations:

    The most important thing with a resume is that it is easy to understand. It should be easy to see what kind of education and previous work experiences you have gained. The resume should not be multiple pages. The information in the CV should be relevant, brief and concise. When describing the work experiences, it is good if you in a short text declare what the service entailed. Abroad experiences are always a plus.

    Like the resume, the cover Letter should be short, concise and concrete. It is important to capture the examiners interest the very first minute. It is not interesting to read about your life story. You should describe what you are interested in and why. Complete the text with a description about why you are suitable for the position.

    Before the interview, you should read about the company and their business. You can find valuable information about the company on their webpage. If you are well-read you will be better prepared for asking questions about the company. Before the interview it is important that you think through why you did apply for the position and how you can contribute. It is also important to prepare a presentation of yourself, in order to answer the question "Could you tell me about yourself?".

    Click here to download our sample resume for additional guidance.