Finance Job Search Tips

Ok, so you have finished your education and have graduated with a degree in a finance or business.  Entering the working world in such positions will be very challenging.  You should get yourself ready to find an occupation that you will enjoy for the rest of your career.

You need to figure out first what field intrigues you the most. If you have always wanted to be an accountant then you should point your attention towards positions that are open in these fields.  If you take a position doing something that you are hardly interested in, you will find out that lack challenges and will be searching for another position shortly after starting that one.

If there was a specific class at the university that you really liked and challenged you then it would be a good idea to speak to the instructor and see if they have any ideas about jobs would be a good match.  Maybe they also know employers hiring in that field.  If had good grades in their class they may be willing to recommend you for a position at that company.

You should also take some time deciding which is more important to you, money or job security.  If you land a job that pays extremely well but you hate to go to work every day then you will be sacrificing happiness for money. 

If security is more vital to you then you should definitely search for a job that requires you to do things that interest you.  If you enjoy your job and the challenges that it presents, you are more likely to be be doing well and be more passionate about the position.  This will show and you will see that you can be promoted much quicker and be on the track to a higher paying position in a field that you love.

If you are not sure about what type of job you want but you know that you want to work for a specific company then you can set up email reminders on employment sites such as Employment 911 so you can be informed when your favorite companies post positions with them.  You can let the job sites do the work of finding a position with them for you.

Networking is a very important step of getting into a position that you love.  You have to be aggressive.  You can join groups that will invite prospective employers to come and visit or go to career fairs that are in your city so you can get your name out there.  Be sure to ask questions and make yourself known to the employers that you are particularly interested in working for.


Finally, don't forget to work on your finance resume writing, as without a good resume, you won't get interviews, even if you are highly qualified.


You will find that if you make an effort, you will be rewarded.  You will find the position that you could be happy in for many years to come just by looking in the right places and following the right steps.


Gail Esparan