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Old 20-02-2012, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Best answer I've heard: (1) Singapore is a finance and banking hub, so it makes sense to build a career in this sector. (2) Analytical skills in engineering are transferable to finance. (3) It's fair to say everyone strives for a good living, and finance is the sector that is able to provide just that for capable diligent people.
Above only works for fresh grads entering banking. People who mid-career switch, (1) and (3) not applicable and will be shot back with a "You mean you just realise that after working for so many years?"

(2) is only useful to answer if people question your ability on technical skills, but no use in explaining why he want to change industry.
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