The financial world has changed quite a bit since the beginning of the recession. When the recession first started, financial professional were being laid off in droves. However, since the country has started to recover from the recession, financial professionals are more in demand. The reason for this? Individuals and companies are realizing that our country could go through another bad economic season and they want to be more prepared. In order to be prepared, they need to get their financial ducks in a row. The way to do this? Seek out a financial professional! This is where you come in.
The question is—are you prepared for this new challenge? What can you do to be better prepared—to be the one that hiring managers seek out? Well, you might want to consider furthering your education.
If you have been out of work for awhile, going back to school could be the key in getting that perfect job. Furthering your education is very easy in today’s technological world. Most continuing education institutions now offer online courses that you can complete from the convenience of your own home. You could consider a degree in financial accounting/analysis or certification as a financial planner.
Financial professionals are needed in diverse areas such as:
Business development, copywriter, public relations, internet, sales
Business, customer service, purchasing, supply chain, healthcare, international, projects
Analysis, CPA, financial modeling, international finance, investment banking, brokerage, event planning, business analysis, coaching, consulting, training
Financial professionals are needed in all areas of business and those with the education and/or certificates will be the ones hiring managers look at first as they know the value of this certification.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the trends for this year include:
Junior analyst, associates, senior talent
Junior associate bankers, experiences private bankers
Compliance and risk management:
Credit risk, operational risk managers, legal and compliance managers
Commercial lenders, relationship managers, credit analysts
Investors, hedge fund administrators, accountants, traders, analysts, risk managers
The only question that needs to be answered is “Are you prepared for these new challenges?” If you answered no, check out some of the online financial planning and accounting courses being offered. After all, it is your future and now is the time to get prepared for it.
By: Nancy Anderson, Staff Writer