Career Advice for Newbie

Hey guys, new to the forum looking for career advice

My background: I graduated from a top 50 school with a Anthropology major and marketing minor. I did two internships in college with Metlife and Northwestern Mutual. I did reasonably well on the sales side of insurance, and thus pursued a full time career with Penn Mutual. I have been working for a few months and obtained my series 6 and 63 license, but I feel the job is too slow for me (not to mention very little base salary.) I was originally drawn into the industry by an uncle of mine with the promise of "Unlimited income, make your own hours in finance" but the job has fallen out of favor with me.

I'm looking for a career change somewhere into the finance field but I have no clue where to start. Can anyone let me know of different career paths, companies, how it compares with insurance/retirement planning sales and what I can do to break into the industry?

Thanks

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Oct 25, 2012 - 8:55am

Finding your right niche in finance or any other sector requires a deliberate and intentional analysis of what gets your mojo going. There is some connection between your fascination for Anthro and particular job duties you enjoy in finance. Identifying and defining your motivational pattern is key to career change. Contact me for a case study webinar of a client that made such a shift, based on that kind of understanding, and shifted from a specialist verification engineer sitting at a bench all day testing & repairing code, to a manager of product marketing working with teams, ideas, and influencing others, and how he leveraged those key success factors into starting his own online investment advice service. I think you'll enjoy his story and find it quite instructive for your current situation. Instead of thinking about what's practical or possible, think about what really, really matters to you, and learn how to leverage that into a stimulating and lucrative career. Cheers!

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