Whats the best finance career option for me?
So basically to give you an overview. I did my undergrad in England, from a decent university in Business and Management. Because of the whole general populism trend, Brexit etc, I had to leave because I had no visa options to stay. I went back home where most of the jobs were **** (all terrible jobs get outsourced there, no labor laws etc) so I joined my dad’s business for a couple of years - where I felt completely useless and barely accomplished anything. I realized it wasn’t for me, and I wanted to get into finance.
Somehow I managed to get into one of the best universities in Canada (top 3), did a graduate level diploma in finance (I didn’t do an MBA, because **** I’m not spending $100K and risking being thrown out of the country because of political instability again); I passed the CFA level 1 in case people thought my diploma wasn’t rigorous enough. Thinking I have the top school with a **** program, so CFA to show my academic prowess/dedication etc.
I’m pretty good with Excel, I know the lookups, SumIFs etc. I know VBA at a basic level, User Defined Functions, Loops, IF-Then-Else etc (I need more practice, which **** all knows is hard to come by because I don’t have data sets, but I’m working on it). I’m also using my time to learn SQL.
I’ve applied to approx 20 jobs, and haven’t been called for a single interview - they were all jr financial analyst roles. So what is my best bet in the industry? Should I apply for finance roles in mnc’s? What’s your advice out there?
I’m also looking to networking left and right, attending all events I can, cold emailing etc. Any advice on my career would be appreciated. Thanks :)
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