CV Building Tips for Asset Managers
Asset managers have quite a few options for building their CVs. They can focus on quantifiable achievements while also spending a lot of time talking about personal skill sets. For example, an asset manager can state that they were responsible for saving EUR 5 million by changing existing vendor contracts for properties they manage. Another example is an asset manager who reduced the price of an asset the company acquired to 10% below market value.
Bullet points on a CV with a numerical value can immediately catch the recruiter’s attention and allow the candidate to direct the conversation towards a discussion of these achievements. Obviously, the candidate would have much to talk about these specific projects. Therefore, sprinkling such points across one’s CV to direct the discussion appropriately is a good idea.
Speaking about accomplishments that can be quantified needs to be improved. To manage the assets they are supposed to be in charge of, asset managers must also outline their experience and educational background.
Have Role-Specific CVs
For most asset managers, the best idea might be to focus on a specific area of specialisation in which they have the most experience. For instance, the work a digital asset manager should undertake is very different from the job that an IT asset manager must complete. Therefore, a CV focusing on a specific niche would generally have a higher chance of catching the recruiter’s eye.
If a candidate has experience in multiple areas, they should feel free to make various versions of their CV, each focusing on a specific niche. They can then apply to different roles with a different version of their CV that explicitly targets and highlights their experience performing that role.
While this is the preferred strategy, having a generic CV might be helpful.
Depending on the details of the job posting, this could be the case. Companies could require generalist asset managers who would be responsible for managing a variety of asset classes.
It is thus a good idea to go through the job description and understand the specifics of the role before deciding which version of your CV to apply with.
Experience vs Academic Qualifications
There are specific asset management roles that require a lot of on-the-ground experience. For such positions, mentioning your work experience would be ideal. However, there are particular roles within asset management where modelling or financial analysis is more important. For such positions, mentioning any certification or academic courses related to that aspect of the job might yield better results.
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