Hey guys, I have a quick list of questions that I hope you could provide some insight for~
I have a pretty good background in IT (for a guy my age) - worked in several good IT companies, got a BS and an MS in IT Management. Then suddenly, I decided I wanted to switch!
I went and got an MBA in Asia, in International Business (I wanted Finance, but they didn't offer that in English). Upon graduating, I've found getting a Finance job almost impossible. As such, I've started preparing to take the CFA level 1 exam, but that is not until December, and it would be nice to get a paycheck before then! :)
My questions are here:
1 - Does the CFA exam really help get a job in Finance?
2 - What can I do (in spite of or because of) my IT background to switch into the industry?
3 - Any other tips about what Finance people look for when hiring a newbie?
EDIT>> I just heard a Wall Street Journal Podcast about MBA vs. work and that has spawned a 4th question for me (sorry).
4 - Is it possible that employers will think that all of my degrees are just an excuse to avoid working? :shock: