Landing a finance job with just a bachelor’s degree isn’t impossible, but it’s highly competitive. The in-boxes, both digital and physical, of industry professionals and HR folks at banks and brokerages are stuffed with the resumes of students who have dreams of big money, lavish lifestyles, and getting on the path to being Masters of the Universe by the time they are 30.
If that weren’t enough, the financial and investment services job market is cyclical. When the stock market is booming, finance jobs boom, as well. But when returns dwindle so do the listings and openings.
Of course, even when the market is flush with jobs, they’re not all jobs you’d want. Follow these five tips to dramatically increase your chance of landing a finance gig with a bachelor’s degree—possibly even before graduation.
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