Finding Financial Jobs
By Mark Kolakowski, About.com Guide
Entering the Job Hunt
Key considerations and strategies for your job hunt.
Here are some of the principal categories of employers within the financial services industry. Under each heading are profiles of leading firms or organizations, but note that classifying these employers is subject to interpretation, since many are highly diversified. Moreover, this list is very much a work in progress, since we are continually adding employers and categories.
- Financial Information Services
- Insurance Companies
- Investment Companies
- Non-Bank Lenders
- Public Accounting Firms
- Credit Rating Agencies
- Regulators, Exchanges & Industry Organizations
- Securities Firms
- Best Places to Work in Finance
- Worst Places to Work in Finance
- Fortune's Best Companies
There are number of factors to consider in deciding where to work. Apart from your preferred career path or industry segment, consider the corporate culture. Do you want more or less structure? Does the company treat its employees as assets or as liabilities? Is it open and forthright in its communications with employees? Are performance and reward closely linked? Is seniority an important factor in advancement? The list is virtually endless, but here are some key considerations.
- Choosing Employers: Basics
- Employees: Assets or Liabilities?
- Does the Company Tell the Truth?
- Is the Company Headed for Trouble?
- What Does CEO Pay Tell You?
- How Are Employees Managed?
- Employment Guarantees
- Company Values
- Impact of Industry Consolidation
- Best Places for Financial Advisors
- Contingent Job Offers
Work-life balance is a growing issue, and the best employers try to address it.