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How to Build a Standout Quant Resume: Best Practices

48.00 mins
Patrick Flanagan
Tue 11 Jul 2023

Event Abstract:

With specialised skills that are in high demand around the world, quant finance professionals are often forgiven a multitude of mistakes on their resumes. From foundational elements such as incorrect formatting and length, through to presenting complex academic research in an unappealing or uninformative way, these errors can limit opportunity and advancement.

Having a top-quality resume can be the difference between getting a job, and getting the job you really want. As a crucial piece of personal marketing, it is particularly important for those looking to move into more senior roles, or find work in a new market.

In this talk, Patrick Flanagan provides unique insights into building an impactful resume. With over 15 year of experience in quant finance recruitment, Patrick outlines common mistakes to avoid, provides useful hints and tips on developing an engaging document, and offers some advice on standing out from the crowd during the recruitment process.

About the Speaker:

Patrick has nearly 20 years’ experience within Financial Services search recruitment. He set up Clarence George in 2019 to offer a highly bespoke service to the Insurance and Investment markets and he is passionate about improving levels of customer service in the industry. Having successfully placed quantitative candidates across all levels from graduate to Executive / Senior level placements, he has a wealth of experience of matching candidates to roles and ensuring that the candidate’s CV answers a client’s needs so that the right candidate stands out from other applicants. Patrick graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with a year abroad at Heidelberg College, USA.