There is a lot of scopes for banking careers in India. Working at a job in banking can be an exciting one, but also highly stressful if you’re not careful.
Working in a bank means you will get to meet many various kinds of individuals as well as gain a lot from your hands-on experience. Perhaps the best part about working in a bank is that it looks quite impressive on your resume.
But if you think it’ll be a walk in the park, think again. Many a banker comes home late – like late, late – to be with his wife and family, just because the work strain on him in the office had him working till 10 at night – and maybe longer.
Insurance and accountancy occupations are no better. High-pressure work loads make the jobs difficult and largely depleting. While it appears nice on your resume to have these kind of jobs mentioned as work experience, you should evaluate the cost before you step in to fill such a duty.
Finance work may be extremely interesting although, and looking on the bright side of it – at least it pays well. Jobs in Bank Industries have been known to pay above 6 figures every month and occasionally even more than that. But this need not always be the case. Occupations in Banking can be as diversified as there are types and classifications of jobs in the market – well maybe not that numerous, but you get the picture.
The first thing you need to do when considering joining a bank is to ask yourself why. Are you joining them for the money? Are you joining them because they are a nice brand name? Are you joining them because the market is down and you have nowhere else to turn? Ok, I’m sure that’s not why you’re joining because banking work seems to be the last place somebody would look if they were in such a position. Are you seeking because you want to learn something new? Are you there because it’s a family company or your parents want you to do this?
Once you settle on your purpose for doing this, find out whether you would prefer an internet banking career, or work in a traditional bank. There are several types of banks under the umbrella of a conventional bank. Some of these are: a small bank, a national bank, a hometown bank, a regional bank, etc. and then take the next step to applying to them.
As with any job, there is a minimum qualification that they expect you to meet. They don’t expect you to have criminal records or any such stuff. You also need to have some basic computer skills.
And finally, bank employees can be located online, in local publications, etc. Pick up the phone and apply.