Fintech is so much more than a job for many within its professional community. It’s a career that many feel truly passionate about, beyond the confines of a 9 to 5.
So many of the candidates we talk to consider themselves “in fintech for the long term”. For many that’s not necessarily the only path (many skillsets can, after all, often transfer well into other industries), meaning that most are making an active choice to stay the course.
What is it, then, that keeps professionals committed to fintech? Here’s our take:
01 The Community
Fintech enjoys an undeniable buzz. It’s a buzz that comes from the culture of entrepreneurship, the often rapid-growth of successful enterprises and the incredibly talented people who Fintech attracts. Fintech is described as an ‘ecosystem’, which aptly captures the sense of collaborative community that many professionals get hooked on.
02 Rapid Innovation
Practically no other line of work offers the level of a) innovation and b) investment as can be found in Fintech. For professionals with ambition to push the boundaries, and see big new ideas come to fruition, this is the place to be. At Headcount, we find that this “culture of innovation” is the real draw for many aspiring industry entrants; particularly in tech.
03 Demand For Talent
It’s no secret that Fintech is facing a talent shortage. High demand makes for some attractive offers that entice graduates and specialists to start their Fintech career. And for those who make the cut, continuing demand often makes progression opportunities directly attainable.
04 Challenge & Scope
Every professional wants to feel that their work is valued, but many also like to stretch their skillsets to see how far they can go. In Fintech, there’s certainly no shortage of challenges to overcome, and often there’s the scope to explore it. This can be hugely refreshing and highly fulfilling, especially for those used to working within slower corporate organisations.
As we frequently remind our clients, remuneration is far from everything. Job-seeking candidates look at salary and bonus packages as a baseline, but really make their mind up based on what they learn about the company and specifics of the role. That said, Fintech’s above-average rates of pay offer an undeniable attraction factor.
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