The 2 reasons I am considering a CFA are
1) An entry into the banking sector
2) More money
1) Based on your article, it looks like a CFA is worth trying and I can hope to get a job in an investment bank . Pl correct me if I am wrong
I have zero finance background, am an IT guy with 12+ yrs of exp and yes looking to switch careers.
2) More money —> The numbers of 180,000 and the like , after how many years of experience can I hope to make that ?
@mallik.andavolu, thanks for commenting!
(2) is very difficult to answer definitively. That’s like asking how much you’ll earn if you know how to code Ruby (I may not be using all the right tech terms here, but hopefully you get what I mean!).
I would advise to put as much (if not more) effort into networking and interviewing if switching careers is your end goal. We have a few good guides to get you started with:
- The CFA Charter: Not a Golden Ticket to Jobs
- Looking for a Job? Avoid These Recruiter Pet Peeves (Part 1)
- Looking for a Job? Avoid These Recruiter Pet Peeves (Part 2)
- 5 Concrete Steps to Successfully Make A Career Switch
- How To Write a Killer CV That Gets You The Job
- How to be Awesome at Job Hunting Part 1: CVs
- How to be Awesome at Job Hunting Part 2: Networking
- How to be Awesome at Job Hunting Part 3: Interviewing
- 4 Finance Skills You Need For Your CV Besides the CFA Charter
- How the CFA Charter Helped My Job Search
- 7 Simple Steps to Acing Your Phone Interview
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