Getting Started: Career Advice from Our People

We asked our people to give us their best advice for newcomers to the financial industry. Here’s some of what they told us:

“Keep an open mind and go where your career and opportunities take you. It’s very difficult to know exactly what you want to do within the world of finance until you’re actually doing it, and you never know what amazing opportunities you may be presented with and what doors they will open for you.”
—Melissa, Analyst, Investment Management

“Network, network, network—not only within your team, but also with other members of your department and other employees of the firm. An extensive network has helped a lot in my daily work and personal development.”
—Vivienne, Analyst, Global Investment Research

“My advice to anyone interested in a career in technology in the finance field is to stay motivated and constantly try to find better ways to do things. Opportunities are not going to chase you, but will rather present themselves to the ones who pursue them and volunteer for more responsibility.”
—Cristina, Analyst, Technology

“Take the time to meet people from different firms and form your own opinions on whether this is an environment in which you can thrive.”
—James, Associate, Human Capital Management