To land that dream banking and finance job, a successful cover letter is also very important.
Keep it short and concise,
Indicate your correct and full contact details
Always put the position applied in the subject line so potential employers know immediately what post you are applying for.
Focus on your experience and knowledge that makes you qualify for the job and what you can contribute to the company. Also, inform that your CV is attached for more detailed job description.
Thank the reader for their time and always save a copy of your cover letter do you would have a reference when you will be called for an interview.
A career in Finance is not for everybody. Usually it is for people with a knack for numbers and details. Also, an analytical mind.
The first sector in finance that is usually easy to get into is the commercial banking business.
The entry level post is that of a bank teller. From there you can network your way and can move to other opportunities like leasing, investment, financial advising etc.
In the corporate world, you can try to be a Financial Officer. Instead of handling finances of several clients at a time, you are handling the finances of the company.
There is also a Financial Planner, who plans future finances of the corporation. In this career a good foresight and visualization is important.
Whatever job in finance you intend to have, as long as you are happy and you are doing what you love, that is what matters. You can apply for a higher post job once you gain the required knowledge and skills and you can work your way to the top.
When you are looking for a banking job, you have two options for starters: either you are going to go direct to the bank, look for postings and apply on your own, or you can go through an agency and let them look for the perfect opening for you. It is actually more advantageous when people go through an agency since agencies work hand in hand with the applicant. This ensures the bank that the applicant is more than qualified if the agency is endorsing him or her. Some recruitment agencies also train the people they handle, and so, banks more often than not, can cut their training time with the person who went through an agency.
The other option when applying is going direct. Some prefer this style rather than going through an agency since they do have direct contact with the company. They also have the option of what job opening to choose and so, the freedom of making building their future fate is in their hands (and not with the agency). There is a down side however. Companies receive hundreds of applications per day, and so, chances are, the company you are applying for does not have the time to read everything you've written on your CVs. Agencies have the knowledge on what to write on CVs, making your resume a topper.
The big banking conglomerate Morgan Stanley is planning to open 600 jobs for the people of Glasgow, Scotland. Scotland is now becoming one of the biggest banking centers of the world, with big financial companies flocking the country to invest in it. Half of the job openings that will be offered in Glasgow are those that require IT skills, and the rest of the openings will be spread with the other existing departments. The existing departments' job offerings will include those of managers and analysts, granting Scottish men and women the opportunity to work for a big company such as Morgan Stanley.
Jon Caldwell is a professional content manager. Much of his articles can be found at http://successfulbankingjobs.com
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