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Bigbub75
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List inactive licenses on resume?

Postby Bigbub75 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:04 pm

I am in the process of updating my resume for OCI and I have a question. Most of my work experience has been in the financial services arena. Because of my work I had to obtain a few licenses:
SERIES 7 – General Securities Representative License
SERIES 63 – Uniform Securities Agent State Law License
SERIES 65 – Uniform Investment Adviser Law License

They all are currently inactive, but I would like to list them on my resume just to highlight this area of expertise. I would like to do corporate work. I was planning on listing them on my resume followed by "inactive."

Is this a good idea or should I just leave them off all together?

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Re: List inactive licenses on resume?

Postby dingbat » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:35 am

Bigbub75 wrote:I am in the process of updating my resume for OCI and I have a question. Most of my work experience has been in the financial services arena. Because of my work I had to obtain a few licenses:
SERIES 7 – General Securities Representative License
SERIES 63 – Uniform Securities Agent State Law License
SERIES 65 – Uniform Investment Adviser Law License

They all are currently inactive, but I would like to list them on my resume just to highlight this area of expertise. I would like to do corporate work. I was planning on listing them on my resume followed by "inactive."

Is this a good idea or should I just leave them off all together?

I listed series 7 and 63 for a number of years after they expired. Finally dropped them when I realized my resume was impressive enough without them

You could list them as an achievement under a job, e.g.:

Financial Representative
- Obtained NASD Series 7, 63, 65
- Served 25 clients, with $5,000,000 AUM
- Generated $100,000 in revenue within 6 months

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Re: List inactive licenses on resume?

Postby Bigbub75 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:42 pm

dingbat wrote:
Bigbub75 wrote:I am in the process of updating my resume for OCI and I have a question. Most of my work experience has been in the financial services arena. Because of my work I had to obtain a few licenses:
SERIES 7 – General Securities Representative License
SERIES 63 – Uniform Securities Agent State Law License
SERIES 65 – Uniform Investment Adviser Law License

They all are currently inactive, but I would like to list them on my resume just to highlight this area of expertise. I would like to do corporate work. I was planning on listing them on my resume followed by "inactive."

Is this a good idea or should I just leave them off all together?

I listed series 7 and 63 for a number of years after they expired. Finally dropped them when I realized my resume was impressive enough without them

You could list them as an achievement under a job, e.g.:

Financial Representative
- Obtained NASD Series 7, 63, 65
- Served 25 clients, with $5,000,000 AUM
- Generated $100,000 in revenue within 6 months


Thanks for the input. My job wasn't 100% sales, so I will have to frame it a different way. I also wonder if these licenses mean anything to people outside of the industry and are worth listing at all.

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Re: List inactive licenses on resume?

Postby dingbat » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:47 pm

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