Recently, I've been encountering numerous threads like this one, but, since my story and background are somewhat non-standard, I'm suspecting, that I might get different recommendations.
My profile can be summed up as follows:
* B.S. in Finance, 4/4 GPA from a decent albeit completely unknown university in Eastern Europe
* Currently awaiting results for CFA level 1 exam (expecting a pass)
* Profoundly interested in researching companies and industries, whether for the purposes of investment decision making, credit analysis or M&A
* I occasionally publish articles on my financial blog (e.g. http://seekingalpha.com/article/252531-strong-outl...) in hopes, that it's at least not embarrassing from recruiters' stand point
* I have some other academic achievements pertaining to finance, which would look meaningful, should I apply to a grad school, but, I guess, not so much, when applying for a job
* Advanced proficiency in , Access, VBA and some familiarity with C#, MySQL, MatLab, Bloomberg terminals
* Some irrelevant administrative work experience
* I'm about to move to NYC next month (I have a green card, so no work authorization is required), but I'm ready to move wherever I can find a job I'm looking for
From what I've learned reading WSO, at this point my chances of(which seems to be a perfect match to my interests) are next to zero, at best. And the same goes for . But I'm curious, what about other fields of finance?
In order of preference, other fields I'm considering include: credit analysis, fixed incomes,, middle/ .
So, what I will be very interested to learn from you, guys, is: which of the aforementioned areas do you think I stand a chance of getting into, considering the profile I've outlined? And if you have any suggestions as how to improve my profile or what other jobs I may find interesting, I'll be glad if you share.
Thanx and sorry if I was to wordy