3 Career Mistakes to Consider in the Financial Analysis Field

by Richard C. Wilson on June 18, 2012

Whether you are new to the financial analysis field or just getting started, if you want to be successful and stay successful in your field, you want to develop your career path. In order to develop your career path, you want to avoid these common career mistakes.

Not finding a mentor – It may not seem important but it truly is. Finding a mentor is one of the best things you can do for your financial analysis career. In addition, not finding a mentor can lead to a difficult road. Having a good mentor can help you plan your career, network within your field, and give you great sources of questions and issues to help you navigate your career.

Being a one-man show – Committing career suicide typically begins with an “all about me” attitude. A quick way to end your financial analysis career is to be self-absorbed and not a team player. It is vital to be conscious of the overall plan of the company for which you work as well as look out for the best interest of the company not just your personal career.

Getting too comfortable – Another common career mistake that many people do not realize is a career mistake until it’s too late is getting too comfortable in your job. If you do not seek out additional responsibilities and continually challenge yourself, you may find yourself passed over for promotion or without a job before you realize. As a financial analysis professional, it is important to keep challenging yourselves and not get too comfortable with your current job.

There are many things you can do to shorten your financial analysis career. However, avoiding these three career mistakes can help you stay on the right track for a successful career in financial analysis.

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