High Pay Still Found in Finance

High Pay Still Found in Finance

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Though the stock market remains wildly prone to fluctuations and the United States barely saved itself from veering off a fiscal cliff at the new year, the high pay of finance jobs has remained a steadfast thing. And the number of people seeking such jobs has, if anything, been on the rise-even as the amount of spots available moves the other direction on the number line.

“I’m looking to go into finance” is a common phrase among soon-to-graduate and recently graduated college students. But what exactly does “going into finance” look like? Finance is an industry, and the term blankets a lot of different positions. Finance jobs include everything from being an analyst to being a trader, from being a researcher to being a consultant. When most people think “finance,” investment banking, also called iBanking, is what first comes to mind. Specifically, bulge bracket banks like Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley come to mind. But these firms only comprise a small (if highly profitable and reputable) piece of the finance pie. Job-seekers can also break into the finance career bubble through sales and trading divisions, corporate finance, hedge funds (a harder point of entry for fresh BAs), consulting firms, (McKinsey & Co., Boston Consulting Group’s HOLT associates division), private wealth (Charles Schwab, PNC Wealth Management) management firms, and even ratings agencies (Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s). And within iBanking alone, there is further job breakdown into three types of groups: capital market, product, and industry groups. Basically, “finance” is deceptively simple-there are dozens of ways to wriggle into the finance sector.

The pay, of course, differs from position to position and from company to company. At a big investment bank, first-year analysts will typically make around $70k base salary plus a $10k signing bonus and $50k …

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Finance Jobs – How to Succeed in Finance

Finance Jobs - How to Succeed in Finance

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Finance jobs are very appealing to a lot of people because of the flexible work hours, the chance to work from anywhere you are as well as the chance to have a long harem of clients. But if you are a tiny fish in a big pond then succeeding can be a difficult thing. Because of this, you will have to know the tricks of the trade. Where will you find those, you ask? Well, you’re in luck; here we let you in on a few secrets to succeeding in the world of finance.

Conduct a Thorough Research

Start with figuring out who it is that you want to work for. You can start your career in finance either from a brokerage firm or you can start with a bank or a financial advising firm or you can even start as in independent person. You can go ahead and interview with a lot of places before you actually find out which is going to suite you the best.

Think in Sense of Long Term Prospects

If you think about the future then this is going to be the only way you will be able to get ahead. But you also have to keep one thing is mind, you are not going to start off as a millionaire, you will slowly have to work your way up to the top and it is going to take some time before you start earning in big digits. You also have to keep in mind the type of firm you want to go for according to what you want to earn in the end.

Let us take the example of the traditional firm; you will get a salary along with a performance bonus as well as a commission. Then again if you …

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