With the variety of jobs in the finance industry, you might at first be confused as to which particular careers in finance you would like to enter into. Of course, accounting and finance careers are traditionally started by one having a degree in either accounting or finance and while pursuing either degree, you are sure to have some encounter with finance job functions that might arouse your interest.
By the time you reach internship, too, hopefully you would already have an inkling of where to go. A problem, though, lies in the many overlaps between different career functions in finance jobs.
And still, there are questions you would again have to ask yourself. Would you like to work in a commercial bank or in an investment bank? Would you like to have for your career corporate finance functions or would you rather be a financial planner for individuals? Perhaps the best way to resolve some of the questions would involve asking yourself where your talents and interests lie.
Do you like having conversations with common working individuals and not just with fellow finance professionals? Perhaps a job in a lending institution would be right for you. You would be tasked to talk with people looking for loans and you could figure the maximum loans you could give out while keeping risks minimum for the lending institution.
And if you like traveling, perhaps a job estimating the value of real estate would be right for you. A huge percentage of the world’s assets lie in real estates and another talent could come into good use here involves having a bit of foresight regarding not just the current value of property but its future value. Take for example the Trump properties.
Are you interested in seeing the financial side of large companies’ inner workings? Then entering into corporate finance might be right for you. Here, you also have to know how to make sure that a company always has funds for its operations. You have to be able to create plans that make a company profit and know how to keep the company profitable. Other matters such as company mergers and new property acquisitions would rely on your company finance expertise to keep the company from entering into bad actions.