Tips for landing a job in the finance industry

A career in finance is one that is highly sort after and as such it is important that you are able to set yourself apart from the crowd. Below you will find our top tips for helping you stay one step ahead of the competition.

From our research we have discovered that employers within the financial industry are looking for candidates who’ve mastered “soft skills”. What are soft skills you say? Soft skills mean simply having the capability to communicate well and translate industry jargon – something that a financial services course will help you achieve.

Get networking
It goes without saying really… the more contacts you have within the finance industry the easier it will be for you when it comes to getting a job. As specialist jobs are no longer advertised via traditional methods, i.e. a newspapers like back in the olden days, sometimes it can be difficult to find that dream job. One of the best way to locate them is through networking. Not only will networking help you land a job but will hopefully mean your first job is in an industry you love and includes the responsibilities you want. We highly recommend that you attend industry related events, join industry organisations and also frequently check social media – LinkedIn is quickly becoming one of the top places to connect with organisations.

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