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Just got a bachelors in finance, best way to start out in the current job market?

I just graduated with a degree in finance, however, I don't really have much experience and have been finding it difficult to find a job paying over 30k annually. My lack of experience hasn't allowed me to get the type of job I was hoping for-- that said... would starting out from the bottom (call center) at a company like american express be a good way to get to where I want or should I keep searching for a higher level position?

Asked By: Paul D - 7/21/2008
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I was in your shoes a couple of years ago when I graduated with a bachelors in finance, so I am going to tell you what my experience has been and hopefully it helps. Where I live, most positions require experience, so entry level (like jr. financial analyst) positions are few and far between. I went on countless... More
Answered By: ~♠♥CJ♥♠~ - 7/25/2008
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join a call center this is a job has a minimal pressure hence you can continue you further education, may be a CFA
Answered By: prasantpillai - 7/21/2008
 
Go for a professional qualification, CFA, JD or something like that. I assume you have tried to join a Bank. Welcome to the Credit Squeeze.
Answered By: Exiled in the Midlands - 7/22/2008
 
Join the job as it will provide you with money to spend for improving your skills/knowledge in practical areas through practical courses. Join as a trainee in the dreamjob company and inrease your qualifications in computer and related dreamjobareas.
Answered By: ramachandran_ca - 7/22/2008
 
You look familiar. Seriously, avoid the call center and work at the local Target until you find a job where you'll be treated better than a monkey. I've spent 3 years in banking customer service and I've pretty much lost my will to live. Go back to school for an MBA or certification.
Answered By: p*e t**d - 7/22/2008
 
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