What finance job would fit me?

Hey everyone,

I am just getting into the finance industry and trying to figure out what roles to look for since a lot of things are still pretty new to me (I am coming from law background).

What I know I definitely don't want to do is accounting, audit or anything of that nature. It seems to me like a monotonous, repetitive work with lots of data/numbers...something that a computer could do. But maybe I'm wrong.

On the other hand, what I am very passionate about is the corporate world, how businesses operate, their financing and strategy for further development and expansion, including making new deals, etc. I am also quite interested in capital markets, securities, commodities, etc.

In terms of my personality, I am very social, I love talking to people and make interpersonal connections. I feel like I have great social calibration which enables me to talk to anyone. I also speak 5 languages.

I am more of a team player than an individualist (I already experienced sitting alone in my office all day long as a lawyer, not talking to a single soul...I hated it). I am also very proactive and need to feel that the work I am doing is actually contributing to something bigger and also that I am constantly improving myself as well.

Last but not least, I would also like to be in a workplace where the people are ambitious and high achievers with the "can do" mentality, so that the standard is high and everyone is pushing the other one to be better.

Are there any finance areas/roles that would fit into this?

Comments (8)

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Feb 3, 2022 - 12:38pm

If you are a lawyer as stated then Investor Relations is probably the best option. My uncle studied journalism and went into IR and has done well, but lawyers are probably more common. Pay is not great but there is direct link to capital markets and business leadership. OR c*mpliance but I feel sick saying that.

Feb 3, 2022 - 1:08pm

Capital markets and business leadership sounds very appealing to me. What are some specific job positions that I could apply for in those fields?

Also, may I ask why you said that it makes you feel sick when you mentioned compliance? Is it not a good field?

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Feb 3, 2022 - 1:32pm

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