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Old 26-05-2014, 07:22 PM
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Hello mates,

I'm new here. Allow me to introduce myself. I am turning 25 this year, holding a NITEC in IT cert. Currently working in one of the banks earning 6k/mth as an IT Analyst. I've been in the banking line for almost 3yrs now(my current company is not my first job btw). However over time, I have developed much interest towards the markets and wish to pursue studies on Econs & Finance.

I was wondering, what are the risks involved if I were to switch my career path. Or should I stick to IT and go further in depth. Will I be at a disadvantage since I have to start from scratch or is it too late for this switch. Would it be hard for me to secure a job in the financial sector since my education path is not outstanding.

Need some advice on this please. Thanks!


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Hello mates,

I'm new here. Allow me to introduce myself. I am turning 25 this year, holding a NITEC in IT cert. Currently working in one of the banks earning 6k/mth as an IT Analyst. I've been in the banking line for almost 3yrs now(my current company is not my first job btw). However over time, I have developed much interest towards the markets and wish to pursue studies on Econs & Finance.

I was wondering, what are the risks involved if I were to switch my career path. Or should I stick to IT and go further in depth. Will I be at a disadvantage since I have to start from scratch or is it too late for this switch. Would it be hard for me to secure a job in the financial sector since my education path is not outstanding.

Need some advice on this please. Thanks!

6k a month at 25 is much higher than what most people with degree earns at that age. don't bother switching

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6k a month at 25 is much higher than what most people with degree earns at that age. don't bother switching
Agree with that but prolly not in the long run, wouldn't it affect my career progression..

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No offence but you only have an NITEC and you are earning 6k per month??
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No offence but you only have an NITEC and you are earning 6k per month??
No worries I got that a lot from people. I'm really lucky perhaps? Or maybe the bank is too generous. I may be in a strong position now but worry for the path ahead
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Old 27-05-2014, 12:55 PM
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Hi,
how do u work your way up to earn $6k? Do u mind sharing with us your career path like starting pay and how u manage to get into the bank etc?
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No worries I got that a lot from people. I'm really lucky perhaps? Or maybe the bank is too generous. I may be in a strong position now but worry for the path ahead
this is ridiculous, how come someone who has low qualifications being paid 2x more than a more intelligent person? something wrong with the system. can HR experts here explain? if you really earn that much, i might as well throw my MBA away and go to ITE.
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this is ridiculous, how come someone who has low qualifications being paid 2x more than a more intelligent person? something wrong with the system. can HR experts here explain? if you really earn that much, i might as well throw my MBA away and go to ITE.
Lol. I'm not here to debate about qualifications nor to do any comparisons. I've seen even more of my peers on par with me holding a nitec, doing much better. Yes, you heard me right. You prolly haven't seen the other side. Life is not all abt about papers. Break that typical local mindset
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Lol. I'm not here to debate about qualifications nor to do any comparisons. I've seen even more of my peers on par with me holding a nitec, doing much better. Yes, you heard me right. You prolly haven't seen the other side. Life is not all abt about papers. Break that typical local mindset
ITE earn more than 5k to me it's either attempts to inflate his ego or selling drugs. Both quite possible with ite standard. U talk so big 6k then should be smart enough to know how to do a career switch.
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Another one? Read the title before you comment. Why get so worked up for. Shoot all you want. It just reflects much abt yourself. Just need some advice.
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