Banking Career And Recruitment Advice

Expand your banking career! The banking sector makes it possible to carry out somewhat atypical careers, in particular by going through commercial functions in different markets, banking management, or support functions such as marketing, human resources or finance.

Example of a banking career

Among the multitude of banking careers in retail banking, there is still a typical path, that feasible agency and accessible to young graduates, it could be called: “the path agency.”

Start at the reception desk of the bank

Institute for banking and finance recruit their staff from two or three years of study to the position of commercial assistant at the reception. This first step is unavoidable in many French banks because it allows becoming familiar with essential banking products and services. The mission of the bank reception manager is to receive customers, give them savings and account management advice, carry out day-to-day operations. The receptionist must have a financial profile. Indeed one must be able to listen to the clientele and be a force of proposal.

Manage your first client portfolio

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The profession of a financial advisor is more complicated than the hospitality professions. The goal is to accompany the client in all the moments of his life. Ideally, the advisor starts with a general public whose cash flows and stocks are generally lower, such as students, younger workers, and more popular backgrounds. A global offer must be provided to the client to enable him to manage his expenses, save and insure for the day-to-day. It is also in this position that one realizes its first real estate loans, it must then be able to retain the customer and be educated in the face of many questions.

Develop skills and experience

The financial advisor can then move towards a so-called “higher-end” clientele with more massive cash flows and stocks to manage. The offer of banking products and services evolve with different customer needs such as life insurance policies, provident insurance, or retirement.

Professional evolution in banking

After 5 to 10 years of experience in a bank branch, the bank employee can move to more specialized trades. Wealth management to advise more affluent clients, the profession of customer relations professionals with tiny companies or management at the position of director of agencies.

High-end customer advice

If you are attracted to the retail market, the position of wealth management advisor can address much more complex banking techniques such as tax exemption, entrepreneurship or investment.

This job can be done in a bank branch, in a business center with a business manager, or a head office.

To work with a wealthy clientele, it is necessary to have experience in courses related to banking, mainly to answer specific heritage issues, and this sophisticated clientele may be challenging to address.

Evolution towards a more B2B relationship

Another possibility is to move towards the professional market. In contact with TPE (traders, craftsmen, and liberal professions) the professional client advisor must master a large panel of banking solutions for the client’s pro and personal sphere. To exercise this specialized profession, the banks offer in-house training, and a good diploma of the BAC + 5 level allows you to start in this position at the end of your studies.

Become a bank manager

To hope to evolve towards the management of a bank branch, it is necessary to master all the stages of the path agency on the market of the individuals, to know the market of the professionals and to have right notions of patrimonial management.

Working in Finance Sector

Working in the banking and finance sector offers a broad range of possibilities within the same area, although specialization is also necessary. Here, we will look at the main job opportunities in the financial sector, how to get there and what profiles are the most demanded.

How to work in the financial sector?

If you are interested in the economy, banking or finance in general and would like to dedicate to it, the first thing is the banking & finance courses. As in all sectors, specialization can be the key to achieving the position we want.

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The main studies that can lead you to work in the financial sector are:

  • Degree in finance and accounting.
  • Degree in economics.
  • Degree in Economics and Finance.
  • Degree in Finance, Banking, and Insurance.
  • Degree in Business Administration and Management.
  • Banking and finance diploma

Also, to work in the finance sector, it can also be accessed through other non-economy-related careers, provided that there is specific additional training in the particular field in which it is to be worked (e.g., a mathematician With training in banking products).

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The most demanded profiles in the financial sector

  • The controller of credit risk: they are the ones in charge of analyzing and controlling the credit risk of the Bank Commercial and budgets. The necessary training to access this position is a Master in Banking, economics, and finance or ADE.
  • Risk Analyst: study and monitor the risks that companies may have with banking companies. To work as a risk analyst, you need a master’s degree in Banking or specific training in risk analysis.
  • Technical responsible for personal insurance: they create new products and follow up on the client portfolio. Training is required along with banking and finance diploma.
  • Foreign trade manager advises companies that are customers in financial institutions with their activity in other countries. They are in charge of developing and managing international financing operations and need specific training in Foreign Trade or International Relations.
  • Analyst of risk models: develop mathematical models to apply to risk management in financial institutions. The necessary training is from banking and finance institute is required.
  • Quantitative market risk analyst: they are in charge of managing and developing corporate risk applications. It is needed mathematicians or physicists specializing in investment fund management.
  • IT Technician: develop applications and implement systems. IT training is required for banking.
  • Responsible for product: define the commercial and marketing plan and develop new goods and services. The necessary training is masters in banking or marketing.
  • Compliance Technician: manage and supervise compliance with the laws in force in each department.

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Financial agent: Finally, if you are interested in working in the financial sector, another of the profiles most demanded is that of financial agent, who manage the portfolio of clients independently guiding them in the intermediation of products of the entities in exchange for a commission. You need a master’s degree in banking or financial markets from banking and finance institute.