|Author||Topic: How to leverage CFA Level II Pass|
|I come from an IT background and had a long (15 years) and successful career in the software industry. Worked for Citibank and Hewlett Packard. I am passionate about finance and investing and currently pursue my CFA charter. I have passed by Level II for the exam conducted in June 2019. I am looking for some sound advice as to how to leverage my passing CFA Level II exam. In the meanwhile, I have left my software career and presently do, visiting faculty assignments in Finance and economics for MBA students in Bangalore, India. My educational qualifications are, Master in Computer Application (from a top rated University in India), executive MBA (This was a part-time or a working MBA). I am desirous of working in the startup space on the funding side, probably VC or PE firm. What do I need to do better my chances of getting the JOB.|
|You teach MBA classes but never worked in finance or got a phd?
Or is there some experience that’s not evident from your post? (Was citi not an IT job?)
also to get in your gonna have to know someone, so either work in an IT role at a portfolio company and really impress everyone, or start a company and sell it and then join a VC. Something like that.
Also saying you want to switch careers and go into PE is probably only a little more realistic than saying your looking to switch careers and become a talk show host or NFL coach. Yeah there is technically nothing stopping you, but it’s super competitive and there are a lot of people better positioned who are not able to get those jobs.