Less competitive financial jobs
Long before I started my job search, it became clear to me that coming from unknown school in such economy I would have hard times looking for entry level positions in equity research. Now the deeper I get into my search, the more hopeless it seems. I guess, there are many recent grads among AFers that can relate to this kind of situation.
In view of this, I decided that it’s time that I shift my focus to some of the less competitive fields of finance. In order of preference, other fields I’m considering include: risk management/analysis, credit analysis, fixed incomes, corporate finance, middle/back office.
So, what I will be very interested in learning from you, guys, is: which of the aforementioned fields of finance do you think I stand a chance of getting into, considering the profile I’ve outlined below? And if you have any suggestions as how to improve my profile or what other jobs I may find interesting, I’ll be glad if you share.
My profile can be summed up as follows:
* B.S. in Finance, 4.0/4.0 GPA from a decent albeit completely unknown university in Eastern Europe (graduated a month ago)
* Passed CFA level I this June
* Passion about researching companies and industries (from investor’s or lender’s standpoint)
* Some interest towards quantitative methods
* Advanced proficiency in Excel, Access, VBA and some familiarity with C#, MySQL, Bloomberg terminals and statistical software
* Some irrelevant administrative work experience
* I occasionally publish articles on my financial blog (e.g. http://seekingalpha.com/article/252531-strong-outlook-for-russian-teleco...)
* I’m currently in NYC, but I’m ready to move wherever I can find a job I’m looking for
Thanks. And sorry if I was to wordy
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