Now that you have your degree, how do you begin the path to your new career? Getting your foot in the door you have chosen begins with an entry level finance job. There are several directions you can go from here. Most businesses today require a person of financial authority. Your degree, coupled with specialized training (often provided by the company who hires you) will make you eligible for such positions as:
· Corporate Accountant
· Financial Planner
· Government/Management Consultant
· Investment Banker
· Loan Officer
Many corporate finance positions allow for assistants, which is an ideal place to start. Assistants may have opportunities to learn from seasoned financial managers. Employment as a commercial bank teller is a common entry level finance job. Experience in a commercial or private bank will prepare you for other opportunities in the finance world.
You may choose the more interactive positions of real estate which offers a variety of jobs. Real estate needs your financial knowledge advising buyers, whether corporate or individual, on their property investments. There are also other types of jobs such as a community developer or appraiser.
All aspects of retail business will benefit from a financial background. Your finance degree would provide for such entry level jobs as sales positions, retail management, buyer, and company trainer.
Perhaps you prefer non-profit organizations. These offer some entirely different sides of finance jobs: fundraising and grant-writing. Best done by financially savvy persons, your knowledge and experience would be welcome in these positions. You would also be useful in the marketing field, or doing market research for any type of business.
If you enjoy being creative, you should look into a career with advertising. Any advertising company would appreciate your financial experience. Managing production, media and public relations and company accounting are just a few entry level finance positions.
Once you have researched a variety of entry level finance jobs, your next step is to submit your resume to several that you feel are a good fit, and begin your new career, ready to share your finance knowledge!