June 24, 2020

17 Signs that a Career in Financial Services Might be Right for You

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17 Signs that a Career in Financial Services Might be Right for You

Finding the career path that is right for you isn’t always easy. Most people ricochet between jobs they think they should have or climb the corporate ladder that brings precious little joy. If you are at a career crossroads and are considering the financial services profession, here are 17 signs the career choice might be right for you:

  1. The thought of helping others achieve a life of significance inspires you.
  2. You want to control how much money you make and when and how you put in your work effort. 
  3. The culture in your current work environment isn’t flexible enough to support your life goals. It’s difficult to take time to be with your family or pursue other interests without fearing career retribution. 
  4. You are courageous and can work through any situation, and grow and develop through missteps. 
  5. Overcoming obstacles in your past, whether they were personal or professional, has given you self-assurance. You are confident in your ability to achieve your goals, even when it requires stepping outside your comfort zone.
  6. You have great ideas and problem-solving skills and become irritated when not taken seriously or your ideas are not brought to fruition.
  7. The lack of upward mobility in your current career choice frustrates you, and the path to success is unclear.
  8. You’re a natural sales hunter. You have the drive to go after your goals and the perseverance to stick with it when times get tough. You also take comfort in knowing that today’s efforts will pay off in the long-run.
  9. The opportunity to share the results of your hard labor and monetize your work ethic excites you. 
  10. You enjoy working on a team that is made up of people from a variety of backgrounds; however, talent diversity has not been a priority in your current work environment.
  11.  You have a high achievement drive and always challenge yourself to do better or more. 
  12. Bringing people together is like a sport to you. You like making introductions and starting conversations among people who might otherwise not meet.
  13. Striking up conversations with others comes naturally to you. You have a knack for finding commonality, and quickly inspiring trust. 
  14. Others seek your opinions and heed your advice.
  15. You have enough of a financial foundation that allows you to work towards future goals. 
  16. Personal financial matters intrigue you. You’re always eager to learn about financial strategies and products that help individuals, families, and businesses achieve their goals. 
  17. You keep promises, to yourself and others. 

If you would like to set up a time to talk about whether a financial firm you are considering might be right for you, contact Wendy Jestings @ wendy@mywealthwisdom.com 

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