Life Outside Finance

What are some other career fields/specific jobs outside of finance that one could target where you can work on challenging work and build transferable skills. I've had difficulty finding other jobs/fields that don't have high barriers to entry i.e. require several years of relevant experience or specific degrees/designations etc.

Why Not Finance:

I've been networking and applying to jobs in finance for a long time. I've been landing interviews but get passed over for MBA's or people with more experience. I'm starting to realize that this isn't working. I've been casting a wide net recently but I've gotten to the point where I just need a job. I've pursued sales, accounting and consulting with little luck so far - again I get interviews but don't have the experience they are looking for. I am a driven type-A individual. I don't want to be a teller.

My Background:

Finance degree from non-target, super involved on campus, extracurriculars, case comps etc. Worked my ass off to somehow maintain a 3.9 GPA. Managed to land a couple solid internships. I'm also well on my way through the CFA program.

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Feb 4, 2020 - 12:11pm
WSO Monkey Bot, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Senior Consultant in ER, hey, look at the bright side, at least you didn't get a ton of monkey shit thrown at you...here is my best guess on threads that might be helpful:

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You're welcome.

Feb 6, 2020 - 11:11pm
hunt4dollas, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Try applying for a financial analyst at a Fortune 500 company. Search for analyst programs rotational 2 and 3 yrs. Also look in cities like Charlotte and Atlanta as well.

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