Hope you’re all plugging away and on track to pass Level II this summer. I decided not take Level II this summer because of my work schedule; studying for less than 5 months while working 50 to 60 hours a week isn’t going to cut it, I believe. Anyway, here’s my shot at trying to make you giggle a little while you prepare:
Having passed Level 1 this past December, I recently looked up the proper method for displaying CFA pass results on a linkedin profile. The instructions specifically state that the most appropriate place to place your status is under the certifications section, not under the education section: http://www.cfainstitute.org/community/social/Documents/linkedin_guidelines.pdf
After updating my profile, I started looking up popular CFA charterholders to see if they had followed the guidline. Who do you think was the first person I looked up? Yep, John Rogers, CFA. Now, can you guess where he listed his CFA charter? Yep, under the education section. I think it’s funny that the CEO of the Institute could let something like this slip. If it wasn’t him, I would think he would delegate the responsibility to someone with enough sense to put together a CFA Institute compliant linkedin profile.
Sure, call me a stickler if you like, but I also think it’s kind of funny. Anyone have the marbles to send Mr. Rogers a email telling him? If you do and decide to, please bcc me ; )