Can I remove bachelor's details from my CV?

Sep 29, 2017 6 Comments

I currently have a master's in economics and thinking about going to get 2nd masters more related to what I want to do. I have a bachelor's in finance and working experience in investment software working with financial institutions.... but I don't want to work in the finance industry or fintech anymore. Can I remove the bachelor's from my CV? I work as a analytics consultant for ibm now and they placed me in the financial services sector because of my background. If I want to prevent that from happening again, would it look weird to not see my bachelor's listed on my CV?


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TOP 6 Comments
  • New / Eng MDOy74
    I don't see the benefit of removing it. People are going to wonder what your BS was in, even if they see the Master's. It might open up doors. Just make it clear to future employers that you're not interested in working directly in that sector anymore but you'd be open to other opportunities that leverage your experience.
    Sep 29, 2017 0
  • OGSystems / Design

    OGSystems Design

    Lead Product Designer and aspiring Product Manager
    I've had the same question!
    Sep 29, 2017 0
  • Microsoft hrtN12
    Why was more money on second masters?
    Sep 29, 2017 1
    • OP
      I got my first masters from attending evenings classes from a cheap public University with no ranking. I didn't learn much and did it just to finish it. Now that I'm a older and know that I'm interested in data science but lack the fundamental CS background to make me a strong candidate, I want to go back and study one year full time. Also I want to go to a top 25 school this time for the network and connections to better companies.
      Sep 29, 2017
  • Amazon hkrguy7xy
    Honestly... No one gives a shit about the school. Even more frank, no one is going to look at your resume for more than 7 seconds. If you don't list the tech and experience in looking for on my project... You're not getting an interview. Its that's simple. You fucked yourself over really by relying on your school and degree instead of your work experience.
    Sep 29, 2017 0
  • Instacart pUhy62
    Just list the school, take out the degree. My “biology degree” is useless in tech, and people usually just go “cool” when I say I have it. Especially for data engineering fields/analytics and or pm roles.
    Sep 29, 2017 0


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