How to go into finance and banking?

How to go into finance and banking?

Our Team Lead, Dias De Sousa, has been featured in a recent Financial Times article, providing advice to young people and career changers who want to enter the finance and banking sector.

Dias offers valuable insights into what it takes to succeed in this competitive field. In the article, Dias emphasizes the importance of developing a strong work ethic, seeking out new opportunities to learn and grow, building strong relationships, and focusing on transferable skills. He also encourages individuals to take advantage of training and development programs to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the industry.

The article highlights the changing landscape of the banking sector and the growing interest in fintech. Dias notes that applicants considering a career in financial services no longer have to come from traditional finance backgrounds. He advises job seekers to tailor their CVs and covering letters to the roles they seek, highlighting their projects, hobbies, knowledge, and achievements.

Networking is also essential in this industry, and Dias recommends being open to taking recruiter calls as it will give individuals an indication of the market and available options.

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The article also highlights the growth in investment banking, wealth management, and insurance. It is also suggested to students interested in combating financial crime to consider studying programming languages for coding, such as SQL or Python, as well as spoken languages like Mandarin, Arabic, French, or Spanish.

Overall, Dias De Sousa provides practical and valuable advice for those looking to succeed in the finance industry, and his insights are sure to be helpful for anyone looking to make a career change or enter this competitive field.

Are you thinking of a career in finance and banking?

If you are interested in a career in finance and banking, do get in touch with Dias or any other of our consultants.

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