Originally Posted by LT22
Story time on resume seems weird to me. List your accomplishments (ROI, avg yearly profit, etc), especially on a trading resume where they might understand what you're saying.
Yeah generally points should be 1-2 sentences and start with a verb. The person giving your resume 10 seconds of their time is going to scan the points to see what you have done. If they see a word like "Analyzed" or "Managed" as the first word then they will skim the rest of the bullet to see if it was applicable experience.
Using parallel structure is important since it
a) Demonstrates that you know how to organize your accomplishments/experience on a resume
b) Makes it easy for them to find relevant experience quickly
Verbs should be used in correct tense: Past tense for jobs you are no longer at, present tense for something you are still doing.
Don't get into motivations for starting or ending a job on the resume.
Don't use unnecessary adverbs like "Successfully" or "effectively" to describe actions.
The cover letter is where you can use normal voice to explain your accomplishments and (briefly) explain your career. The person reading can figure out if you are someone they like or just a mindless zombie that fired the same resume off to 500 people.
Your second bullet point for online poker has some meat in it, but the 1st and 3rd are pointless. Focus on actions and achievements.