Small fish looking for big salary job in finance

L3 Technologies / Finance Teltic
Jan 5 15 Comments

TC = $65k base.
YOE = 5
Masters in finance at U of Utah (3.6 GPA)

I think in Utah I could scoop a $80k job... But since joining Blind, maybe I should look elsewhere.

I have interest in Austin TX (apple?), Seattle (Amazon/Microsoft?), and NY (break into investments? IB?). I'm open to go wherever the money takes me honestly...

My plan is to start applying in June (company paid for my masters contingent that I stay until then)

Most of my experience is corporate finance/back end work...

I'm open to learning SQL/others if that'll get me in the door.

I have experience with SAP, so it'd be cool to hear companies that use that...

Any help is greatly appreciated! Trolls please be nice to me :)

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  • Microsoft / Eng
    MP3

    Microsoft Eng

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    Troll living under the I-5 overpass
    MP3more
    Wait a second. You work in finance and you don’t know SQL?
    Jan 5 2
    • L3 Technologies / Finance Teltic
      OP
      Nope! My last 2 jobs never touched SQL. I see it on a bunch of job listings so I know it's common...
      Jan 5
    • Microsoft / Eng
      MP3

      Microsoft Eng

      BIO
      Troll living under the I-5 overpass
      MP3more
      That should have been your cue that you must know it.
      Jan 5
  • Apple Juociyf
    Find a finance headhunter. Let them do the work.
    Jan 5 3
    • L3 Technologies / Finance Teltic
      OP
      I assume LinkedIn is how I find headhunters? I'm such a rookie haha sorry
      Jan 5
    • Google ‘... recruiting agencies near [city you want to live in]’ then look them up on linked in and send a bunch of invites.

      Frankly, I’d never hire someone that was only interested in large compensation packages regardless of the company, work environment, etc.

      I know you want to grow, but it will be difficult to connect with a headhunter and have them take you seriously without a broader narrative than, ‘I want the money’. Unless they’re the type to throw any candidate at an employer just to fill a quota, which is a waste of everyone’s time.

      Come up with a bullshit excuse as to why you want to relocate to specific area other than a job with high TC. Money isn’t worth it if you have to spend the majority of your life in a shitty environment.

      I’m not sure how old you are, but you sound young. It’ll come in time
      Jan 5
    • L3 Technologies / Finance Teltic
      OP
      Thank you so much!
      Jan 5
  • Facebook alt_qq
    Get out of Utah 100%, wages are depressed there because of all of the Y and U grads willing to take low pay in order to stay in Utah
    Jan 5 2
    • L3 Technologies / Finance Teltic
      OP
      This is what I've heard too. which is why I'm open on living elsewhere... I'd prefer west side than east... Just not sure how to execute getting a job in another state!
      Jan 5
    • Facebook alt_qq
      Advice:

      Referral if possible (and to a specific role you find)

      Drop to LinkedIn/website openings (usually won't hear anything back but that's how I got into FB so postings aren't just a black hole)

      Spring for a month or two of LinkedIn premium, update your profile, and set your "looking for opportunities" switch on (you should start getting bites pretty quickly)

      Get in touch with recruiters on LinkedIn and see what they have cooking (find ones that are either full cycle or sourcing/finders specifically)

      Get on to all of the job sites you can (stuff like indeed prime if you are technical at all is great, you just straight up receive interview requests and they tell you salary range up front)
      Jan 6
  • Google giriska
    If you want one of the big name tech cos., individual technologies / domain expertise don’t matter that much. So skip SQL and Just grind leetcode and apply when ready.
    Jan 5 3
    • L3 Technologies / Finance Teltic
      OP
      Leetcode my way into finance eh?

      Maybe you're hinting me to look for more than tech companies to do finance for.. or hinting to switch careers all together.
      Jan 5
    • I think they are in their own little world and misinterpreted the question while confusing the context.

      This platform appears to be dominated primarily by people in the Tech industry, not finance.
      Jan 5
    • Google / Eng chupanibre
      Non tech roles aren't highly regarded nor well paid in big tech, so if you're aiming to make big money at apple microsoft google et cetera switch to SWE and leetcode your way in. Doesn't matter what subject you did your masters on, they hire everyone if you can leetcode. Unlike finance where credentials matter
      Jan 6
  • ConocoPhillips GzFG12
    Learn python and SQL basics. Just do a couple hours of free courses for 2 weeks so you can put it on resume
    Jan 5 0

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