CFA candidate looking for entry-level finance job

I'm a level 1 CFA candidate writing in Dec 2017, I'm currently working in the government out of undergrad and am looking to break into the finance world. I really want to get into finance as soon as possible. Money isn't really my main concern right now as I think its more important to get my foot in the door somewhere. Whats my best route? I didn't go to a one of the top schools but I happily tote my Econ degree. I'm confident I'll pass level 1 on my first try (I've been studying since March). Is it smart to start applying places after level 1 or is that too ambitious? Ideally I would like to be an equity analyst. I'm obviously not experienced enough to walk into an equity analyst position right now so what would be a good entry-level position that would put me on that path?

Also, any CFA tips are always appreciated as well as personal accounts post level 1.

Comments (2)

Jun 20, 2017

Studying since March?? You are going to burn out...4-6months is the sweet spot.

Jun 20, 2017