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Level 2 Candidate (2016) No work Experience, Now What?

Passed Level one June 2015, now LV 2 Candidate 2016. I don't have any relevant work experience in Finance. What should I do from now till my next exam?

BTW, BA. Econ/Comm recent grad 2015 3.0 GPA... from tier 1 school in Canada. I'm 21


  • sl93sl93 Canada/ChinaPosts: 4 Associate
    No, I am not currently working. Since graduating, I have spent a lot of time to celebrate my graduation and CFA level I exam completion I have been looking for an internship in Finance ever since. In doing so, I have spent much time researching different topics with regards to networking, interviews, and LinkedIn Visibility.
  • ZeeZee Charterholder London - UKPosts: 1,550 Sr Partner
    edited August 2015
    @sl93 I'd also press your personal contacts to see if anyone has any ideas, options or relevant connections that may help you out. Approach them in an organised fashion (rather than a by-the-by or half-hearted approach) and follow up on things if they seem like they may have something that can help you out. Personal networks go a long way, and most people do have useful networks, it's just a matter of really using them.
  • sl93sl93 Canada/ChinaPosts: 4 Associate
    Thank you for your advice. Currently I'm in the midst of connecting with my closer contacts, friends/family/past professors. I will continue with this for the next 2 to 3 weeks. Thereafter, I will begin to reach out to people on LinkedIn with shared connections. For the most part I see that Excel VBA, Matlab and R are common computer skills that more successful peers have under their belts. I will work on self-studying some relevant skills.
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