It is always frustrating trying to address your lack of experience when changing careers. They want what you don’t have, but won’t let you in to get it. Listen for how to solve this riddle.
In this short, mid-week episode of Finance Career Launch we’ll tackle several listener questions, including the frustrating task of addressing your lack of experience when changing careers.
Here are the questions … you’ll have to listen for the answers.
My main struggle is deciding what I want to do for the rest of my life. I know I want something in finance, but there are so many options!
From Jennifer and Sean:
When I look for jobs in different industries, the employers always want to see experience, which I don’t have. Do you think that my experience can be seen as valuable to a large financial firm even though it’s not technically been in finance?
Do you think it would be good experience to take an internship working directly for one of the lending companies (Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch, etc.) and gain first hand experience of the thought process of accepting certain clients/ the underwriting process?
In this episode:
- How to take action when you’re unsure of what you want
- Why it is important to write down what you like and dislike about your current position
- How to articulate what you’ve done, who you are and where you want to go
- The most important step to take after writing down your goals and preferences
- What to do when you seem to have a lack of experience
- The two main reasons people get hired
- How to make sure you’re in the right place at the right time
- What you get from being “on the other side”
- Taking advantage of networking opportunities when you’re with a large firm
Music by Elijah from NOMADS