Career in financial sector: Demanding job roles

Career in financial sector: Demanding job roles

A recent study mentioned that financial sector has marked rise in demand for an average 1 percent for the roles like sales, business development, credit, risk, operations or finance as compared to May 2014 to May 2015. Finance companies are hiring for different roles, mainly customer-related, operations and support roles are in demand. Depending upon the vacancy in a candidate can apply for sales, business development, credit, risk, operations or finance roles. There are many job opportunities are available for fresher and a fresher can start their career with sales roles in retail businesses such as life insurance, brokering and home finance or operational roles related to managing processes and customer interface, based on their qualification and aptitude skills. Financial sector is offering as many opportunities as IT offers. IT professionals may have good scope in IT departments as well as in business analyst roles.

Many job profiles were getting automated in the current job market and financial sector is not an exception to this. Many job profiles were getting automated in the capital market, there is a new need for higher order skills to build models, do research, write algorithms and develop systems. Risk management is prominent and specialized technology and there is more demand for due to use of technology in capital markets. Financial services sector is gradually hiring from other industries also to tap the top talent. The major skills companies look for are selling skills, customer centricity, detail orientation and the ability to deliver on targets and work in teams. The other important skills are integrity and reliability which are most important in financial sector. If a candidate has above skills along with ability to work with and optimize technology can get better package and long term career in financial sector.

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