Financial services are a prominent business sector covering all kinds of services involved in managing money, accounts and investments, for individuals or companies.
Job opportunities in this field include job in corporate finance, financial planning, investment banking, insurance and real estate.
For a developing country like Myanmar, the finance sector is more relevant than ever, as individuals start using the services of banks to open accounts or invest in small businesses, and as small companies start to rely more on the services of banks to manage their investments. the economical growth also brings in a significant flow of international investments in Myanmar, which symbolizes creation of lot of jobs in the financial job industry.
Qualifications required for a job in finance services
A job in the financial industry is open to graduates from all fields with good analytical skills. However candidates with a degree in the following fields may stand a better chance in getting a higher position. These degrees may be helpful but they are not essential prerequisites.
Accounting and Finance
Candidates can also go for certification in various finance and accounting modules such as CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst®) to get job in Finance. Such courses will help you acquire the knowledge necessary to stand out among other candidates and also show your interest for the finance sector and your motivation.
Firms hiring finance professionals mostly look for the following characteristics in the candidates:
Commercial and Business awareness
Good communication skills
Good analytical skills
Familiarity with various analytical software and tools
The ability to make quick and rational decisions
Internship in finance firms
Prior traineeship or internship in some finance firm or in some professional organization is often a necessary first step before getting a permanent job in financial services, specifically highly qualified positions. It is an opportunity to get experience in the finance sector and acquire knowledge about the business that will help you back your application for a future job.