A career in finance is what every finance graduate looks for. But there are very few who actually get that job. The reason being the skill set required for finance jobs are something which cannot be built up by just college or institute courses. There are lots of other practical things related to finance which cannot be taught in a classroom environment and can be learnt only through practical training in banks or other financial institutions. The following are the skills required in a student to get into a finance company:
1. He or she must be very good at fundamentals of mathematics. Quantitative and numbers are something which are used in these institutions quite often and such skills come in really very handy.
2. The student must have very good analytical things. Very often in a company you would come across situations where you would have to analyze problems and come up with your own solutions. At such point of time, there would not be many around you to assist you. You have to do it yourself. The job in a finance office is not similar to what you come across in a BPO wherein there is a particular process and you have to follow that process day in and out. The challenges and hurdles that you come across in financial institutions is always unique and different.
3. The student must be willing to work under pressure and cope up with stress. Even though the timings of these financial institutions are fixed, at times the job load is so high that these timings are often stretched and one has to work overtime and cope up with pressure.
4. If you have done a specialized course in finance like chartered accountancy, cost accountancy or company secretaryship, then the chances of you getting that job goes higher.
The following are some of the specialized courses that could be done in finance:
1. Chartered accountancy
2. Cost and Works Accountancy
3. Company Secretaryship
4. Chartered Financial Analysts
5. MBA – Finance, etc
The following are some of the industries where one can find finance related jobs
1. Insurance industry where one can work as insurance executives or if you have a higher qualification then you can go for managerial roles.
2. The finance industry like stock markets, equity markets, commodity markets, where you can enter as an analyst.