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Jumpstart To Career

  1. 2. Jump Start A Career in Financial Services Bridging the gap between your MBA degree and the industry
  2. 3. Why I was invited to speak <ul><li>Financial Services is one of the fastest growing sectors today with some of the best career opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>You are on the threshold of your career with many choices of jobs. I shall help you take better decisions so you can have a “jump start” </li></ul>
  3. 4. Things we will cover in the two hours <ul><li>Financial Services – An overview </li></ul><ul><li>Job Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Skill Sets required </li></ul><ul><li>Bridging the gap – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>getting a good job </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Financial Services <ul><li>The financial services incorporates organisations that deal with the management of money. It consists of an intricate network of financial institutions and markets. The industry plays a vital role in the functioning of the economy, facilitating the flow of funds between savers and investors. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Opportunities unlimited <ul><li>“ The financial services industry is full of opportunities and varied areas to work in, such as planning with clients, funds management, technical analysis, research, brokerages, consulting and more… </li></ul>
  6. 7. The Player: Old | New |Next Gen <ul><li>Retail Banks </li></ul><ul><li>Money lenders </li></ul><ul><li>Life Insurance Corporation of India </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial credit companies </li></ul>
  7. 8. The Player: Old | New |Next Gen <ul><li>Derivatives dealers </li></ul><ul><li>Investment analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual funds </li></ul><ul><li>Private Life insurers </li></ul><ul><li>Credit rating companies </li></ul>
  8. 9. The Player: Old | New | Next Gen <ul><li>Micro financing </li></ul><ul><li>Rural banking </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Planners </li></ul><ul><li>Mergers and Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>Real Estate </li></ul><ul><li>Estate planning </li></ul><ul><li>Venture capital </li></ul>
  9. 10. How many do you have? <ul><li>Opportunities for Freshers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three main areas of thrust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sales and Distributions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Typical jobs out of college <ul><li>Credit card companies </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance industry </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual fund industry </li></ul><ul><li>Banks: Rural banking gaining momentum </li></ul><ul><li>Loans and Assets </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul>
  11. 12. A little different <ul><li>Factoring companies </li></ul><ul><li>Securitisation </li></ul><ul><li>Forex Trading </li></ul><ul><li>Credit rating agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Research analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Risk and credit analyst </li></ul>
  12. 13. For the Entrepreneur <ul><li>Certified Financial Planner </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio Management </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul>
  13. 14. Skill sets <ul><li>Problem solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>360 degree outlook </li></ul><ul><li>Lateral thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Practical thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Numerical ability </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical ability </li></ul><ul><li>Observation and eye for detail </li></ul>
  14. 15. Skill sets Contd… <ul><li>Extensive knowledge of markets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Money markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stock markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forex markets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of International Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul>
  15. 16. The bridge: How to get the skills? <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Part time jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Attend seminars and conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul>
  16. 17. Getting the job <ul><li>“ Get jobs that you want not jobs that want you” </li></ul>

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