Well, you have decided to apply for one of the most exciting industries in the world right now – and I don’t blame you! The Fintech space is booming at the moment. In fact, the global fintech market is predicted to grow at a rate of almost 25% annually over the next couple of years, making it one of the most promising industries to be involved in right now (check out all the great vacancies at FinTech Futures Jobs).
The rate of growth also makes fintech quite a competitive market for jobseekers. So, what will put you ahead of the crowd, and help you land a role in the European Fintech sector?
Given the fact that fintech businesses deal with large amounts of data including confidential and sensitive data pertaining to the customers and transactions, cybersecurity professionals are one of the most in-demand priorities for the industry. Cybersecurity is a necessity for any fintech firm, as the security breaches have the potential to spoil the reputation and credibility of the firm beyond repair.
Knowledge of artificial intelligence (AI)
AI knowledge helps fintech firms in the optimisation and analysis of data-based solutions. It helps companies by providing better customer engagement, ultimately finding what’s right for your customers. These benefits can help to provide consumer insights that are useful to establish market trends. Any knowledge of AI will be a major bonus
Analytical skills are important because they allow you to find solutions to common problems and make decisions about what actions to take next. Understanding problems and analysing the situation for viable solutions will help you in any tech company, particularly in the finance sector.
There is A LOT going on behind the doors of any fintech company, so multitasking will be super important. Many fintechs are still in their early days, so they are looking for people with skill-sets that cover multiple areas. While you may be hired for a specific role, the chances are you will end up wearing multiple hats.
By Rebecca O’Keeffe, Content Creator, Jobbio.
Take note of the above, and you & you’ll get your dream role in no time! Oh, and be sure to keep an eye on Silicon Canals’ Jobs, for loads of exciting opportunities.
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