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Q: What are the best resume editing and interview prep services(brain-teasers, C++ ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: What are the best resume editing and interview prep services(brain-teasers, C++
Category: Business and Money > Employment
Asked by: iwantfly-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 11 Nov 2006 11:11 PST
Expires: 11 Dec 2006 11:11 PST
Question ID: 781898
Hi all,

I urgently need to improve my resume. Several interviewers commented
that my resume may need a complete rewriting. I am seeking a summer
internship, so I don't have headhunters to help me. On a side note, if
you know some headhunters would like to help summer intern seeking, I
will be very happy to seek their advice and help. My field is
investment banking, quantitative finance, hedgefund, etc.

I searched and googled a lot, there are so many resume
editing/rewriting services available, e.g. Vault, ResumeEdge, etc.
Facing so many choices, I don't know which one will provide the best
resume service to me. I read their sample resumes, but within limited
time, I could not finish searching and reading all these stuff and
make a wise decision. Does anybody know a ranking list, or some
reputation list, or comparison of services?

In addition to the resumes, I also need to improve my interview skills
in the following areas:

(1) General behavior questions;
(2) C++ and general programming;
(3) brainteasers;
(4) Math, numerics, statistics;
(5) General finance, derivatives;

My questions are: what are the best interview, mock interview,
interview critique services and where are they? And where are the best
books, online resources for preparing these areas? I have googled and
searched a lot, the problem is again there is so much information, so
I ended up swamping in those just-so-so resources, and if I continue
like that, within limited time, I guess I may miss the best gems that
are embedded somewhere on this planet. Could you please help me?

Thanks a lot and have a great weekend!

Clarification of Question by iwantfly-ga on 11 Nov 2006 11:30 PST
One more note about the interview preparation:

I did not know before that the interview will be so stressful. The
interviews were essentially torturing me with brainteasers. I never
thought I should have spent time preparing for the brainteasers(I am
busy with my schooling and research stuff), preparing for the
brainteasers is really a waste of time.

But since I didn't prepare, and my brain was not in a brain-teaser
mode. When facing brainteasers, my brain was a little bit lack of oil,
and then they look down on you, they discourage you, they don't give
hint, they keep mute, looking at you strangely, and sometimes exclaim:
"what? you cannot even answer this simple question?", etc. They made
me very sweaty and uncomfortable and uneasy.

So my question is: is there a way I can train myself to go through
these stressful interviews? I guess I need good resources and good
trainings ... Otherwise I won't be able to find a job...


Another question I have is: what do you do to keep up your energy
level? Suppose you have an all-day interview, you are very tired in
the middle, you didn't have enough sleep because you had other
homeworks and other deadlines due these days... if you know some good
approaches to keep up energy level during stressful moments, please
give me some tips, tricks, caveats, etc.... if it worth another
separate thread, please let me know, I will be more than happy to open
another question thread so we can all share our experiences and

thanks a lot!

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 16 Nov 2006 21:12 PST
Hello iwantfly-ga,

You say you're interviewing for summer internships. Does this mean
that you're still in school? Have you visited your school's career
center? Most college career centers offer resume preparation,
interviewing practice and lots of other help geared to their specific
students. Have you tried to get help on campus? Thanks.

~ czh ~

Clarification of Question by iwantfly-ga on 17 Nov 2006 20:04 PST
Hello  czh-ga,

Thanks for help! 

Yes we do have career center here but the schedule there is normally
full. The appointments are now into December. Thus I feel it is much
more convenient if I can seek outside help. For now, I urgently need a
good service of resume editing/rewriting. For example, is the one good? Can anybody do some research and find a
ranking/review about these popular resume help companies? Then next
step is the interview prep, etc.

Thanks again!
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: What are the best resume editing and interview prep services(brain-teasers, C++
From: ankitwaitshere-ga on 16 Nov 2006 17:42 PST
Probably I can suggest you wonderful item that is very precise and concise.

This shall help you to cover all techie and teasers kinda questions
but domain level questions.

Subject: Re: What are the best resume editing and interview prep services(brain-teasers,
From: iwantfly-ga on 17 Nov 2006 20:01 PST
Great! So could you please help? What wonderful items are you going to suggest?


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