- All on one page, but perhaps too short (better than too long 2 sides of A4
- Layout could be better, but address and phone number clearly given at top.
- (The horizontal layout in giving School Cert. is not effective)
- Experience: impressive achievements are possible even in a mundane job, such as a mail
clerk but dont list jobs that are too vague, e.g. "taught many school
- No clear indication of gender. This is important, especially when you cant tell
from the name. Supplying the sex and age of the candidate is an acceptable (perhaps a
"must") practice in Hong Kong
- Why list degree subjects? Even if a manager knows what "Spectroscopy" is, of
what relevance is this and other subjects to a banking career?
- A sub-heading, such as "Activities" would draw attention to involvement in
student affairs. But how can the fact that you were "a member of the Staff Student
Consultative Committee" benefit a potential employer? (i.e. What did you achieve
in this position? What skills/characteristics did you demonstrate?)
- While academic results (both A.L. and School Cert.) should be more clearly listed, you
need to only give better results. Leave out the "Ds" and
- Of what benefit to a bank is a butterfly collector? Unless, of course, you traded
in international currencies to pay for your collection. If not, leave it out.
- Note also the single intrusive use of personal pronoun, "I".
- References: you probably do not have to give references at this early stage. You can
leave it out for now. Later, include the department (e.g. Dept. of Chemistry) where Dr.