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Questions about work experience [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2013, 17:42
Now, I have been working in software company that the product is heavily used by aerospace and defense companies for 15 months. However, I found that I am more passionate in finance industry especially in investment. I joined CFA program to test whether I can learn the material and I can stay with it for long hours or not (each level require about 300 hours preparation). As a result, I have just passed level 2 exam in this june (level 1 in december last year). Therefore, I am quite sure that my passion is real.

If I my goal is to pursue career in investment and asset management industry, should I start looking for a new job in that field now or I should stay with my job and break into asset management industry after I complete MBA program? and which option will be better when I apply for MBA program (expect to apply in 2-3 years)

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Re: Questions about work experience [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 14:47
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If you can get a job in that industry now, then YES! You absolutely should do what you like and let yourself shine there.
I think it will positively reflect on your application. However, many applicants find it hard to break out of their industry mold and switch roles. If you can switch roles/jobs/companies and focus on finance/what you like and see yourself at, it will be helpful across the board. It may also switch/change how you look at your MBA plans. You may choose to do a PT program for example (which is ill-suited for career changers) since you won't need to do a career change at that point and be able to avoid the opportunity costs and potentially excel within the same Finance/Asset management company.

The answer is get that job now.

P.S. Admissions love people with character, goals, and passion. Your choice and decision reflect all of those.
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Re: Questions about work experience [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 19:41
Thanks you bb. Your advice is very helpful.
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