I am really p***ed off from my job and want to switch to a position which is more aligned to my skills and aspirations.
Following are the details about my background.
-B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering (June 2007) from one of the top Engineering Institutes in India.
-CFA, Levl 1 - December 2007.
-Appeared for Level 2 in June 2008.
-Business Analyst for a KPO based in India. Currently, I am involved in a project which requires supporting the technical ventures (Trading and Licensing Group, which focuses on Patent Acquisition and technology licensing) team of a major conglomerate firm in the US. However, the work involves research for technologies with negligible to nill focus on finance. It involves conducting research and preparing preliminary models for market forecast and licensing reevnue forecasts. Prior to this (may be last year) I was involved in three to four projects around insurance and islamic finance.
-My performance here is good, I got a award for the first six months.
The problem is that the work is more like a back office support and is very much dependent on the client and his requests, doen not involve much of my thoughts and thinking, also, it does not require much of the studies I did for CFA.
Following the level 2 exam and after studying so much for it, I am not able to concentrate on my work and the feeling that my job is not doing a justification to my skills and knowledge (from CFA studies) is empowering my zeal towards work.
However, I am a bit skeptical about applying now, as I want to wait for Level 2 results scheduled in August (long time) and also to wait for any recognition (in terms of salary or promotions) from the company (as currently evaluations are going on in my organization).
The very reason I am posting my problem is that somehow my frustation has reached its limits, it has been enhanced by the fact (according to some of the posts in this regard) that its difficult to switch to a front office or a better job even after CFA.
Please suggest some solutions to the problem. Also, please share your experiences in this regard. In addition to that please provide some insights about the requirements for a decent financial career (in terms of certifications, I was just researching about Finra exams and CAIA, however, I beleive its better to first concentrate on CFA, please let me know if its appropriate to take some short-term certifications, prior to level 2 results which can enhance my resume). Also, please share your e-mail address so that I can forward my resume for some feedback. May be am demanding a lot and may be this post will be just ignored.
In hope of some good response.
Thanks in advance.
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