Guys need some help… so i cleared level 3 but now i am learning it the hard way that it will not help me I heard this all along but my ego kept coming in my way. After completeing level 1, i read that CFA wouldn’ help, luckily i found back office job and though ok, now i can work my way. So i took the 2nd one and luckily passed, but by that time i knew that CFA will really not help in moving even to mid office. Something just told me to keep on going and so i took level 3 with no motivation and luckily passed it. But now i feel like i may have wasted 3 precious years. Now i am thinking of switching to IT. I will be happy with the median salary they make there. Friends whom i helped pass their exams in college are making more than me, while i just bluff at them at what a wonderful life i have.
But i find that my ego is still coming in the way. Even after passing level 3 and doing financial modeling, i dont even get interview calls for entry level positions. (worst feeling ever)
Question 1. Being 27yrs old, and having passed level 3 with back office experience, is it still worth trying to break in? or am i just wasting my time? Saying good bye to a career just hurts a lot but i feel like time is not on my side here. All i want is to make an average salary and do what i like (researching companies)
Question 2. Make the switch to IT, and just take the pain or wasting 3 yrs and a lot of hard work. (Toughest part is to face my friends and asking them for leads after going through so much).
If you were in my place, what would you do?