Bankers are one of the most recognized set of professionals in any country. To become a banker, most of the time you have to be a well performed academic person with top class results. Banks usually look for those who are graduates with classes and those who have higher performance in their academic career. There are certain pros and cons of being a banker or an employee of a financial industry.
When banking and finance recruitment is considered, most of the time we can see that there are highly talented and skilled people with a lot of professional and academic qualifications. If you are qualified, you can apply and if you get selected, you will be well paid with a very good remuneration package and on the other hand you will be assigned with a load of work which will be hectic. When entering into banking and finance sector, it is a little difficult as the competition is very high and there are plenty of degree holders with other professional qualifications. So when you apply for a job in this sector, you will have to face the high competition and get through the interviews competing with others.
The plus point of being a banker or a finance professional are, you get a lot of financial benefits such as personal loans, housing loans, leasing facilities etc. at very low interest rates and long durations. Even the monthly pay of a banker is very good compared to other fields and they receive other facilities such as medical insurance, life insurance etc. however when you are in this field, you need to make commitments as you are supposed to work hard to be promoted and to get increments. To be in the top level of banking and finance industry, a first degree is not sufficient. Even though you can enter into the field with a first degree, to go up in the career ladder, you need to do your post graduate degrees as well as Masters Degrees as they would make you more qualified and skilled. However even in the banking field, there are opportunities for other professionals such as communication officers, human resource management jobs etc.
So when you plan your higher education at recruitment agency, you should always think about your career path as well and if you plan well you will never get lost in the highly competitive job market. Therefore while being educated in a higher education institute, make sure that you are extra potential with soft skills, language skills and capable of being a part of a team.