Need advide to swith to ER

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I graduated from MBA last year, before and after MBA, I worked both at Industrial companies. Engineering before MBA, business role after MBA. I am now considering to switch to equity research, but hardly have any finance related experience. If I am to applying now, any chance to get an interview? (I will take CFA, but it wil only happen in half year and doesn't help if I apply now, and CFA I dosn't speak much I think)

Any advice for me to make the switch?
Thank you!

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Jan 9, 2012

whered you MBA

Jan 9, 2012

I can tell you that you're going to have a hard time in equity research with that kind of grammar. I'm not trying to be insulting - but it really is an often overlooked fact by those that want to break into equity research.

Jan 9, 2012

Network, Network, Network

Jan 9, 2012

You missed a huge opportunity to transfer into ER directly from your MBA.

Jan 9, 2012
gamenumbers:

You missed a huge opportunity to transfer into ER directly from your MBA.

This and also what Sovjet said.

Did you just now figure out that you want ER? If not, you really missed out on capitalizing on your b-school experience.

Jan 9, 2012

Hi, CFA is a must and can help get your foot in the door. Most of the analysts will need to see some interest in ER before interviewing you so you may even consider taking some modeling classes to be able to put them on resume.

The market is tight now and a lot of people are chasing few jobs, but nothing is impossible. If you have a good MBA and are applying for a relevant industry then you may get an interview. I would suggest reaching out to analysts through LinkedIn or getting their reports and emailing directly if you know they have openings.

Good luck!

Jan 9, 2012

If you write like that, you don't have a shot in hell. I understand this is the internet and all, but come on.

Jan 15, 2012

Thank you all for the suggestion!!

What is so unforgivable about the writing?

Jan 15, 2012
sameoldstory:

Thank you all for the suggestion!!

What is so unforgivable about the writing?

If you can't write or you hate it, then don't even bother.

Jan 15, 2012
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