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I Passed the CFA® Level 1 Exam

July 24th, 2012
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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…

Details of my successful completion of the CFA Level 1 Exam

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.

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