It’s hard to get a job because you are always asked. But one thing I’ve learned is that if you are asking, you are either: A) asking the wrong question or B) asking the right question but with the wrong wording.
I’ve noticed that this is the most common question I get asked. I’m going to say that I personally don’t think you should ask what you should ask. The right question is, “What do I want to do with my life?” However, that doesn’t seem to work well when you are still in school. It’s like you are asking someone to tell you what to do about their social life.
I asked my college friend who did finance jobs for the first time, what he wanted to do. His response was, “That would be nice, but I can’t afford it. I don’t have an income. I am basically a bum” This was the most honest description I’ve heard.
So we all know that most of those finance jobs you apply for arent really going to be for the people you really want to work for. However, you can still find some great jobs out there. The big question is, what exactly do you want and how deep do you want to go? If you have a few ideas, go ahead and post them here. We will then hopefully get you a job that you are passionate about.
The most common reason that people apply for those finance jobs is “I don’t have the money to pay a retainer yet” or “I don’t have enough money to pay my taxes yet”. In general though, you want to be working on a project that has the potential of earning you money, that you are excited about, and that you can work on for a long time.
A lot of people say they are passionate about finance because they love the idea of working in finance, but when they get the job, they find themselves stressed, confused, and resentful. They are often disappointed because they think they are only doing it for the money. But the reality is, it is a lot more than that. In fact, it is a lot more. An ambitious finance expert (or other finance professionals) can make a huge difference in your life.
The job description for a finance professional is usually broad, and can include everything from investment banking, to consulting, to working in the securities division of an investment bank. But we all benefit from having someone who specializes in finance, because they are the ones who are able to teach you what it really means to work in finance.
People who specialize in finance make money too. Even if you do not have a degree in finance, you can still build your portfolio of skills. An investment portfolio can help you diversify your investment risk and make money, and you can even get a job with a financial institution.