by Homerun Nievera, CDE | Negosentro.com |
What You Should Know When Applying for a Finance Job
There’s no doubt that finance jobs are some of the most highly-desired positions in the job market. You can have the best schooling, the best skills, and some of the greatest references, but you have to put it all together. All of these excellent personal traits are meaningless if you don’t know the proper way to apply for a job in the financial field.
Whenever you’re applying for a finance job, the most important thing to consider is self-promotion. You have to treat yourself like a valuable commodity. Promote your relevant skills, and do whatever you can to demonstrate how they translate to the desired position.
You have to understand that in the financial field, schooling takes precedence in many respects. Unlike other fields that are talent-based, oftentimes a theoretical position requires people with the most education. Don’t be afraid to flaunt your top-tier GPA or Cambridge-level education. These achievements will put you ahead of the pack.
Leave Entitlement at the Door
Even the greatest minds in history started at the bottom. If you have to be a low-level worker, then be a low-level worker. Take whatever you’re offered, even if you’re forced to do a temporary internship.
If you really want to succeed in the field, then you’ll be willing to do whatever it takes. Oftentimes, pride is the primary reason many new job prospects fail. The financial field is ruthless as far as its turnover. If you show perseverance early on, you will be rewarded down the road with an incredible opportunity.
Network with Your Peers
Try to get your foot near the door before you decide to put it in the door. In other words, network with individuals whom you know are related to the position. If you know a recruiter works for a lucrative firm at a seminar, don’t be shy. Networking is often the most important determinant of success in a new position. You’ll be a hundred steps ahead of your competitors if you smile and know the first name of the individual that’s sitting in on your interview.
Networking also demonstrates you’re socially capable as a worker. Too often, the financial field is full of people with brilliant minds but a lack of personality. If you have the best of both worlds, you’re essentially a perfect candidate in the eyes of prospective employers.
Target the Best Jobs
If you want to get a job in the financial market, don’t set your sights low. Aim high, and make sure you try your hardest to get the best positions possible. Rather than applying for a job at a no-name firm, consider a position at a top-of-the-line financial organization like Clark-Wood. Employers respect people with confidence, and nothing says you have confidence more than wanting to be a member of one of the greatest financial firms on the planet.
If you keep these tips in mind, you’ll drastically improve your chances of landing that dream job you always wanted.
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Homerun Nievera is a serial techpreneur, digital marketer and professional speaker.
Apart from managing tech enterprises, Homerun is the publisher of a blogazine network that delivers niche content to its audience.
He also a Certified Distance Educator from the University of the Philippines and has launched Edusentro.com with the objective of bringing free education to under-served areas everywhere.
As a blogger, Homerun writes across various topics but looks into techpreneruship as his main course.