Answered By: Business Librarian Last Updated: 13 Jun, 2016 Views: 2542
Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an e-learning programme, available to Brunel students via the Bloomberg terminals in the Financial Resources Suite. Consult the What is the BMC? LibAnswer for more details.
The BMC is useful for learning to use basic functions on the Bloomberg terminals, but it's also great for learning financial market concepts, such as understanding how GDP is calculated - therefore increasing your knowledge of economics and society. Putting BMC certification on your CV will be of advantage to students applying for jobs when they will be expected to use Bloomberg, and the extra certification may also be of value to anyone applying for jobs.
Students (or staff) who have completed the BMC can add their profile and CV to the Bloomberg Talent Search (BTS) database:
- Sign in to the Bloomberg Talent Search website with the login details you used for the BMC
- Click “My Profile” in the gray header
- Click “Edit Profile” in the left sidebar and fill in your details (all personally identifiable information will be hidden until you approve a resume/CV release request from an employer)
- Click “Resume” in the left sidebar and upload your CV
- Click “Profile” in the left sidebar and slide the toggle from “No” to “Yes” to make your anonymous profile searchable on BTS <GO> on Bloomberg terminals
Bloomberg have created a video explaining how to do this - see the link below.
The Bloomberg Talent Search used to contain details of students who had completed the BAT (Bloomberg Aptitude Test). The BAT is no longer available.
The Subject Liaison Librarians run LibSmart workshops on Getting Started with Bloomberg and Bloomberg Certification. See the Bloomberg section of the Data and Statistics Library Guide for details, and to register for a workshop.