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3 Important Ways How the CFA Exams Helped Me Outside of A Financial Career

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    • Zee Tan
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      image3 Important Ways How the CFA Exams Helped Me Outside of A Financial Career

      By Zee Le Violon d’Ingres (French idiom): A second skill beyond the one by which a person is mainly known. A few years ago, I was young, green and eager to do well in my financial services…

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      Nice article @Zee! I’m not sure what exactly i’ll do once i’ve attained the charter. Currently in accounting, thinking about moving into BD. Always searching for inspiration.

    • harryharryharry
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      My question is, can you ever attain charter from the institute working in your field?

    • Zee Tan
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      Thanks @WesMantooth‌!!

      @harryharryharry, I was able to attain adequate work experience from advertising and tech work, as I still carried out strategy-related work. My personal experience in the CFA Institute work experience process is that it is very similar to writing a cover letter / angling your CV – it depends on how you position it. Having a manager that supports your application also helps a lot.

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      @zee That is awesome! I am currently in finance (L2 candidate) but looking to go down a strategy -advertising and consulting path and was really fearful that I wouldn’t be able to get charter. Is there any chance I could get your contact (perhaps linkedin) as I might have a question or two in the future! Thanks HHH

      I might add, I am Harry Dudley – IFM Investors, if you care to find me…

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      @zee interesting perspective. Sometimes I daydream about leaving it all and starting my own thing. If only I was more risk-taking…

    • Zee Tan
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      @harryharryharry‌ connected on linkedin – let me know if you have any questions! 😉

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