CFA CFA Level 1 after level 1 exam

after level 1 exam

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    • Jackass5
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      What should be my plan while waiting for results of exam?Also the Finished AM session with 45 min to spare.The PM session seemed harder.Does anybody experience exam flashbacks?

    • Zee Tan
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      Relax and enjoy the Christmas break @Jackass5! Results won’t be out for a bit (mid/end Jan) so take some well-deserved time off. 🙂 

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      I had the same feelings about the difficulty od each session. Overall I left the exam room in a good mood. Its hard for me to belvive that I made more than like 50 mistakes… and I will be very suprised if I fail. 

      When the positive results will come in the end of January, I will automaticly quit my current job and move back to my family house to study for lvl2. Otherwise if the result will be negative I’ll stay employed and learn after job hours.

    • Stuj79
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      I would advise against quitting your job just to study for the CFA – the CFA is meant to be a self study program undertaken while also in full time employment.

      May I ask – Are you employed in a financial services job? If so, quitting would be the wrong thing to do in my opinion. Experience outweighs passing the CFA exams when it comes to finding a good job.

    • googs1484
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      Agree with @stuj79 don’t quit unless it’s not finance related 

    • rsparks
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      If you are itching to do  something, you could look at CAIA. If you fail lvl 1, you would have plenty of time to review for June, but if you wanted to go for level 2, then I would advise against. Personally, enjoy the time  off…I am currently doing CA and CFA which is doable after you  clear lvl 1 given the June  only exams. Read a book, catch up with friends, etc. I believe  we  all get those  withdraw symptoms  coming  home and not having to study.

    • CFAI_wont_stop_me
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      Well.. I work in State Street as fund accountant and we do a lot of stuff connected with hedge funds but this is huge corporation and I think that preparing for level 2 and eventually passing it outscales working and failing to pass :expressionless: 

      And im almost 100% sure that working and learning for July wont work for me.

      I have learned for level 1 for over 6 months and I’m preety sure that I will have to spend at least as much time for lvl 2

    • zoubim
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      I like the advice above.

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