Guide to Finance Industry Job Search
According to Wikipedia, "the finance industry encompasses a broad range of organizations that deal with the management of money. Among these organizations are banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, consumer finance companies, stock brokerages, investment funds, and some government-sponsored enterprises."
Many different types of banks, investment companies, and related organizations exist. They are usually responsible for following complex regulations and have other legal requirements for their actions, specified in law, in contracts, and in practice. Understanding those requirements and methods of appropriately acting within those requirements is important for success in this industry.
The finance industry needs the same business functions performed as any other large organization, including IT, HR, marketing, sales, maintenance, accounting, of course, and many others. So a strong background in any of those functions is helpful to someone looking to stay in that same function but working for a finance industry organization.
In this section of Job-Hunt, we'll try to help you understand the requirements of the finance industry and the ways to best demonstrate that you have the required skills and experience necessary for a job in the finance industry.
If you are already working in the finance industry, but want to leave, you will also see ways to reposition your skills and experience for another industry.