Key Points from Book: What Next?

Leverage the internet:
Take e-courses to sharpen your skills:
Social networking, develop professional social networks within your fileds
Real world networking with real people in person and comnect with like minded people
Consider building apn online business based on a hobby or passion

High School:
Take an apritude test to know your passion
Join extracurricular activities according to your aptitude
Volunteer at organization you have emotional connection with
Become an intern for companies in an industry you’d like

Higher education:
Determine the value of higher education based on your career choice

Build a brand:
Start a blog and regularly posted content based on your interest
Develop a professional portfolio
Work for free to add experience in your portfolio

Joining the workforce:
Know your roles within your companies and maintain a level head
Assess your value to ensure you are compensated appropriately
Cooperate with your peer and boss to illustrate your value and secure your position
Be valuable at all times
Be a leader. Lead yourself and others
Bring people together for greater effieciency and cohesiveness

Exit the workforce:
Learn business
Save for retirement
Plan your own business and evaluate the risk
Build your business

Financial literacy:
Develop a saving/spending plan
Track and monitor your expenses
Maintain a positive credit history

About Kevin

Kevin is an Emerging Markets Research Analyst at a global macro investment firm based in Montreal, Canada. Originally trained to be a medical doctor, he found his passion in capital markets after being involved in managing portion of his family’s equity portfolio. Kevin holds Masters degree in both finance and management, has passed all levels of CFA exam, and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Professional Financial Modeller (PFM). He read voraciously and has a hobby of tinkering (read: programming) his systematic equity and volatility trading model for the “Quantimental” investment firm he founded. In his spare time, Kevin likes to travel the world and become a freelance photographer for Getty Images. To date, he has a portfolio of over 1200 pictures across 35 countries.
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