Working in Financial Services
Good to Know
Working in a Great Industry
Dressed for Success
As a key part of the financial well-being of thousands of people, it's important that you and the industry look professional. People may be trusting you to help them buy a home, save for a vacation, or plan their retirement so it's key that you and your company have a professional image. A big part of that is professional dress. For men, this means dress pants, a button-down shirt, and depending on your role, a tie and suit jacket. For women, this might mean a professional dress or pantsuit.
Getting the Job Done Right
Some jobs in this industry, such as those in a retail banking branch or Wealth Management firm, may require you to work outside of regular 9-to-5 Monday through Friday hours. People working different shifts need to go by the bank or talk to a financial professional at a time that works for their busy schedule so an important part of customer services might be working some evenings and weekends.
An Image of Success
Regardless of the industry, today's companies expect you to maintain a reasonable social media presence. This means keeping your job in mind when posting on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media platforms. Thousands of people are trusting you and the industry with important financial decisions so it's important that they feel comfortable and confident in you and your company.
Also Good to Know
It's common for Financial Services employers to run background checks and credit checks on those who apply for jobs.