From Engineer to Financial Analyst?
I have six years of experience as an engineer. (BS in engineering) As I wanted to change my career from engineer to financial guy, I obtained an MBA degree, finance as concentration. My first job after MBA was not in the financial industry, but a little close. I have worked as an administrator at a research institution. My responsibilities include R&D budget planning, R&D accounting, profit estimation, project controller, R&D strategy establishing, process improvement (Six Sigma), Business plan development, project evaluation, etc. Because of my personal reasons, I am going to move to the US from Japan and look for a job. I wonder what kind of job positions can be aligned with my background. Because I have experience in accounting, a MBA degree in finance, am quite good at numbers and excel spreadsheet, and have analytical skills, I am targeting the financial analyst position. Any advice?
Asked By: Greeny - 3/13/2006
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from all of my experience (25+ years), i've always seen that your combination makes for an excellent manager. You probably shouldnt be in the financial industry -- you should look to get into a company that makes things, that is the type of organization that would benefit the most from your experience.
Answered By: melvinschmugmeier - 3/13/2006
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Find out a bit more lingo about financials. "I want to change my career from engineer to financial guy..." won't score too many points on a CV or in an interview. Why not get into Patents? Engineering knowledge + good engRish = happy patent worker in Japan (possibly)
Answered By: codrock - 3/13/2006
I'm a financial analyst myself (in Canada) and I don't have the background you have. I don't think you'll have a problem getting a job in that domain. You're International experience will help you too. Good luck
Answered By: Roman - 3/13/2006
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