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Professional Finance Designations

On 02/01/2013, in Career, Education, by Jordan Wilson

This week I discussed with university students various professional financial designations. As well, potential career paths that the different finance related certifications may offer.

There are a multitude of available financial designations. Three common ones include: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and even Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Today, I want to quickly link to a few posts I have previously written on this topic.

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How to Land a Finance Job

On 10/01/2012, in Career, by Jordan Wilson

Want a career in finance?

Many do, and the competition level can be high for entry level finance positions.

So how can you increase the odds of finding a finance job? Especially if you only possess a bachelor’s degree in business.

Well, glad you asked. 

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Robert Half 2011 Employment Survey

On 11/24/2010, in Career, by Jordan Wilson

Today I watched a webinar courtesy of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Entitled “2011 Accounting and Finance Hiring and Compensation Outlook“, it was presented by Robert Half Finance and Accounting, a financial recruitment company.

Although I have no affiliation with Robert Half, I find that they do an excellent job of surveying employment trends and factors and I greatly appreciate their efforts.

The presentation reviews accounting, banking, and finance employment outlooks in Canada.

Here are a few interesting points made and some thoughts of my own. 

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Improved M&A Job Opportunities?

On 08/10/2010, in Entrepreneurship, by Jordan Wilson

An interesting point from The Conglomerate on the potential for increased activity in mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

It might give some hope to law, finance, and accounting students reading this post.

A few very brief comments from my side:

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