I have BS in Geology (and a BA in Biology) from a non-target school, and have worked in the Oilfield Services industry in roles related to field geology for six years. I feel my true passion is the intersection of finance and geology and I would love a job doing analysis of natural resource extraction companies (energy or mining). I moved to NYC in March and I am still looking for a job. Everytime I speak with someone they say I'll be of use to someone, but ultimately have no leads or suggestions. I have not been able to even land an interview, and I feel there are digital parameters used by staffing firms and HR departments that screen out my resume.
Can anyone offer advice on how to switch careers into finance?
PS. I'll be taking a 30hr Finance Boot Camp on the weekends starting at the end of June and going into July. It is run by the International Finance Institution, are any of you familar with this program? Is this a good idea?