How to get a career in fintech
As an industry, Fintech is booming. It has become one of the most exciting fields within which to explore a career. Whether you’re a graduate or someone operating in another sector, you may be wondering how you can make the move.
With crypto jobs and ever-evolving payment technology, you can be sure that there is a Fintech role for you. Let’s take a look at the steps that you’ll need to take to get started.
Let’s get practical
It makes sense to pursue an education that will give you a great grounding in Fintech, but qualifications alone won’t help you to make the move into the industry. Here’s a look at some practical tips that can help you to move forward:
What do you know?
It’s pointless simply Googling Fintech positions and then applying for all of them. Fintech is extremely broad and there are numerous benefits and career opportunities within the industry. Where does your knowledge lie? What area are you the strongest in and have the most to offer? What emerging technologies are the ones that you get excited about?
Is there a company that you already know you want to work for? Does it have vacancies that you can slot into? If not, start looking at all of the companies out there and create a list. Which ones are offering crypto jobs? Which are approaching payment technology in a way that makes you want to get out of bed in the morning? If you know what all of these companies focus on, you can be targeted when it comes to applying.
While networking is a good idea in most sectors, there’s something about Fintech that makes it that much more important. Take the time to get to know people and start to build relationships. This could mean you need to physically attend events, explore online networking or, as is probably the best option, a combination of the two.
Keep up to date
You may not walk into your dream job straight away. For whatever reason, there may be a delay in getting your Fintech career up and running. If this is the case, just be sure that you keep up to date with industry news and new developments. The landscape changes quickly with this industry (that’s what makes it so exciting) so ensure that you’re not left behind.