I'm a part time student who is currently looking for part time work and have a few questions if you'd indulge me.
Ok... so I'm currently studying a Bachelor of science majoring in chemistry as a mature age student (hit 30 yesterday) and as It's going to take quite some time for me to be qualified enough to be able to work in my chosen field I need to find work where I can.
Share trading/investment has always been interesting to me and have spent the last year learning as much about it as possible. I have familiarised myself with charting software and and have opened my own commsec acc although it has gone unused thus far. I've been paper trading for a bit and the results have been good but most importantly it I think it could be work I'd enjoy.
My previous job was as an assistant to a statistician who works for the dept. of education basically doing the grunt work ie processing/checking data, constructing and maintaing speadsheets and other excel related nerdisms. Before that I worked at an engineering firm data checking schematics on stupidly large bits of paper and liasing with clients from time to time etc.
So to sum it all up I have never worked in finance, have a very good grasp of statistics and advanced maths, am totally proficient in all microsoft office programs and other specialist programs I won't go into here and have a good knowledge of all your basic trading/investment concepts.
The only job I seem to qualify for (in some cases) is as a Desk Assistant to a group of stock brokers which is basically what I'm after. It seems an rg 146 would be desirable and I have plenty of experience in very similar roles, just not finance roles.
So what say you?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated