How to Progress Your Career as a Financial Advisor
At IDEX Consulting LLP, we are finding that employers expect candidates to be both superbly qualified as well as having the people skills necessary to bring in new business. Here are the skills and knowledge that we have found job seekers need:
Business development skills
Business development skills provide a competitive edge in the job market. A top professional is now expected to drum up business for the firm.
Great networking skills are essential because they are a great way to create business opportunities. Employees need to find a way to get to know a lot of people in the industry, then convert those contacts into work opportunities.
Getting ready for RDR
Employees used to be able to choose between developing commercial skills and becoming well-qualified. When RDR rules come in on January 1st, 2013, professionals will have to take a long-term view and get properly qualified.
Choosing your career path
Employers are impressed by professionals who know what they want and have a definite career path in mind.