This post becomes popular right around CFA exam results day. I did not enjoy writing the CFA exam, I enjoyed my MBA program less. Congratulations if you managed to pass, but I hate to be the bearer of bad news, Level 2 is way worse.
At first when I got my results I wasn’t even sure I did significantly better on the 2012 CFA Level 1 exam than on previous attempts, but I did get well over 70% on several sections, even if I did get below 50% on too many sections for my liking. I felt like shit the entire exam. I strategically focused on sections that worried me or that were worth more points and I think that is reflected in my results as I really had to rush through some sections.
I’m not even sure you’re allowed to post the following image, but so far I have not received an email objecting to it…
I guess I should update my resume and my LinkedIn profile as I’m still very much unemployed. I’ve applied to 100s of jobs, looked at 1000s of job postings, I’m just not wanted. I don’t think a virtual job fair is the answer. I don’t have the answer, everything I do ultimately feels like a waste of time or at least woefully inadequate.
If any CFA Level 1 candidates are still reading this far, I should mention I made study materials available that took me hundreds of hours to create. As helping other people, especially fellow students, is after all my great sin.
- Excel spreadsheet with a 120+ carefully chosen practice problems
- Excel spreadsheet that generates common CFA practice problems
- 400+ Cue Cards carefully typed out into WordPress
More on CFA Exam Results
- Business Insider
- CFA Candidates LinkedIn Group
- BPP Blog
- Dealbreaker again…
- AnaylystForums June 2012 Level 1 results thread I’m not sure there is a high correlation between time spent posting in forums and actually passing the exam.