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Re: Investing on resume?

Postby dougroberts » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:09 am

A lot of people have stocks and investments, so what's the point of point this?

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Re: Investing on resume?

Postby ee1122 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:14 am

lsatcrazy wrote:
dougroberts wrote:A lot of people have stocks and investments, so what's the point of point this?


Honestly, because my resume is relatively empty and 100k is a bit more than "the stock your got for your tenth birthday"...If you are saying it shouldn't go on the resume at all, I think you are definitely mistaken. That's like saying "everybody has undergrad, so why mention it?"...



I agree. I would put it under the interests section unless you really have nothing else to fill up the experience section.

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Re: Investing on resume?

Postby EliHBCU » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:09 am

I agree with ee1122, but it should go without saying that if you put it on your resume you should be prepared to talk about it.

If you are determined to use is as "experience" then you need to emphasize that you "manage a portfolio of over $100,000" or something to that effect. Message me, if you have specific questions.

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Re: Investing on resume?

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:10 am

How much time do you put into maintaining it? If it's just sitting there, it's obviously not WE, but if it takes 15hrs per week to research and redistribute then it's a different story

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Re: Investing on resume?

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:11 am

Maybe under interests but without $ amount (pretentious). Definitely do not put it under Experience. That is for PAID experience. I do my own taxes, have investments, and rental properties. I would never consider listing any of that on my resume.

Edit: Nor is this experience in any way going to help you get in or get employed. I'd only list it if it is your actual job (day trader). If anything, it draws attention to the lack of relevant stuff on your resume.

And you'd be surprised how many people have $100K in total savings invested. Especially once you get to actual employers. That's still hobby level of investing. It's not like its $1M+. With $100K, your portfolio should still be relatively static and not requiring daily changes.

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Re: Investing on resume?

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:02 pm

lsatcrazy wrote:
blowhard wrote:Maybe under interests but without $ amount (pretentious). Definitely do not put it under Experience. That is for PAID experience. I do my own taxes, have investments, and rental properties. I would never consider listing any of that on my resume.

Edit: Nor is this experience in any way going to help you get in or get employed. I'd only list it if it is your actual job (day trader). If anything, it draws attention to the lack of relevant stuff on your resume.

And you'd be surprised how many people have $100K in total savings invested. Especially once you get to actual employers. That's still hobby level of investing. It's not like its $1M+. With $100K, your portfolio should still be relatively static and not requiring daily changes.


Very true. I do put in a decent amount of time into equity research and rebalance every couple weeks. Also I'm in undergrad, so investing is somewhat rarer. I'll probably put it as an interest...why must I be so boring :(


Take $5K, found a non-profit = win. :D

Edit: Don't get me wrong, its impressive and maybe you can work it in elsewhere. E.g. write a DS about how much you like business, what you've learned investing, and why that will allow you to contribute better to class.

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Re: Investing on resume?

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:28 pm

lsatcrazy wrote:
blowhard wrote:
lsatcrazy wrote:
blowhard wrote:Maybe under interests but without $ amount (pretentious). Definitely do not put it under Experience. That is for PAID experience. I do my own taxes, have investments, and rental properties. I would never consider listing any of that on my resume.

Edit: Nor is this experience in any way going to help you get in or get employed. I'd only list it if it is your actual job (day trader). If anything, it draws attention to the lack of relevant stuff on your resume.

And you'd be surprised how many people have $100K in total savings invested. Especially once you get to actual employers. That's still hobby level of investing. It's not like its $1M+. With $100K, your portfolio should still be relatively static and not requiring daily changes.


Very true. I do put in a decent amount of time into equity research and rebalance every couple weeks. Also I'm in undergrad, so investing is somewhat rarer. I'll probably put it as an interest...why must I be so boring :(


Take $5K, found a non-profit = win. :D

Edit: Don't get me wrong, its impressive and maybe you can work it in elsewhere. E.g. write a DS about how much you like business, what you've learned investing, and why that will allow you to contribute better to class.


So even if it's under interests, still no dollar amount? I would think that if I just put "Investing/Equity Research" they would think I watch CNBC when I'm bored and own two Harley davidson stocks...


No dollar amount. I don't think they'd assume that as most people would ever consider listing that as an interest. In the end, the guy with two harley stocks may have learned just as much about business/investing. The $ amount has little relation to the impact. E.g. I own $1,000 in stock but trade every couple of days after extensive research. You own $100K, but $25K are in long-term bonds, another $50K are in stalwarts like GE, and you have $25K you use to balance other industries but which you change at most once a quarter. Which one of us is likely doing more research? The $100K just comes of as braggy.

Edit: If anything, brag about the % return you're averaging. You could have started with $100K and gained/lost nothing or you could have started with $80K and beat the market consistently. There's a reason Berkshire brags about it's return and not it's equity. Hell, you could have started with $120K and suck at investing.
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Re: Investing on resume?

Postby theadvancededit » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:48 pm

lsatcrazy wrote:I have beaten all benchmarks on 3 year, 1 year, and 3 month horizons...How do I phrase this on resume? Like that?


Pretty much. Describe each benchmark in terms of percentages.




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