Why Finance Pros are Seeking Jobs in the Technology Sector
While it may seem like all the technology companies are out there hiring developers by the dozen, that’s not the only kind of person needed at these companies. There are roles in tech for all specialties, whether it’s marketing, HR, business development, or any other position one would normally find in an organization. All these teams are critical to the success of any business and need to work together to make a tech company successful.
Still, why are so many finance professionals seeking jobs in the technology industry? The following could be some of the reasons:
- Tech companies grow at an accelerated pace when compared to companies in non-tech spaces. The right position within a tech company means a career will grow at the same accelerated rate. There may be opportunities to learn more, faster, which can create major strides in any career.
- Joining an early-stage tech company allows one to wear many hats. Even finance professionals are pushed to take on a wide range of responsibilities and learn skills that may, traditionally, be outside of that role, but that will be valuable in a career long-term. That additional exposure to multiple sides of the business will expand one’s perspective and may even lead to a new professional interest.
- ‘Tech’ covers a wide range of companies, ranging from behemoths like Google to fledgling enterprises looking for co-founders, and they exist in every industry under the sun. That means one can find the combination of role and company that is interesting and right at that moment of one’s career.
- Tech companies tend to work hard to make sure their values aren’t just words on the wall—the values will inform every aspect of its operations and team culture, meaning that it is easy for one to see if they align with their own.
- Seeing that one’s work has a clear and immediate impact on the company one works for, furthering its goals and creating significant change, is one of the most rewarding things one can have in a career. For the most part, tech companies, by philosophy and partially out of necessity, work on a lean model, so they don’t just want but also need their employees to be agile and impactful. Flexibility is a trait that most financial professionals are taught to embrace. They develop an ability to adapt very quickly and learn about new products very quickly.
Banks and other financial institutions may be opening innovation labs, pouring millions into AI and cloud computing, and even relaxing their dress codes to attract and retain financial professionals, but technology companies are still becoming increasingly attractive destinations for financial services professionals.
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