jcarte29 wrote: JRG1392 wrote:
jcarte29 wrote:You should get into car sales (or almost any sales field). While a background in finance is preferred, but not required (very impressive btw), you can make a lot of money not only on the floor sellin, but eventually in management and finance.
Take a look at it, you might be surprised how many sales fields springboard into a banking/credit card career.
Believe me, I've thought about it. I just can't see myself enjoying or think I'd be successful in a sales environment. I want to do something I'm passionate about. Entry level positions with AmEx, Visa, Chase or whoever exist - I don't see any reason why I shouldn't start there. Just haven't found the right way in yet.
Just remember, in one way or the other, every job environment is sales-based in some degree, and you have to have confidence that you can be successful in anything and everything you do professionally.
Bills won't pay themselves while you "find the right way."
I had been considering, and almost accepted, an investment banking analyst position. But at the last minute the managing partner delayed a few more months to do more testing in January. While I haven't said no, I'm obviously trying to find other opportunities in the mean time. Anyways, IB is very sales oriented, and I think I'd quite successful at it - but I just can't see myself in a traditional sales role. There's not anything wrong with sales, I just need the mental struggle that comes from analyst jobs, or the creativity that comes from marketing or product development.
One of the things I have a passion for is credit cards, and I actually want to enjoy my job - and I have faith and patience to make sure that happens. I was just checking in here to see if anybody had any ideas, or specific insight or experience.