Vault Career Guide to Mutual Funds

Vault Career Guide to Mutual Funds was originally published on Vault.

Mutual funds raise money from shareholders and then invest in groups of assets such as stocks or bonds. They have grown increasingly popular in the last 30 years because they provide an investment option that’s diverse, affordable, and liquid. The mutual fund industry, which offers many rewarding career paths, has grown steadily since 1997, but it remains a relatively small sector of the financial industry. Although employment opportunities are expected to be good in coming years, aspiring workers will face strong competition for jobs.

The Vault Career Guide to Mutual Funds provides an insider’s perspective on what’s happening in the industry, what it takes to break in and how to advance your career. Whether you’re an aspiring fund manager, financial analyst, or accountant, this guide will help you master every step of your search for employment at a mutual fund.

Vault Career Guides offer an industry insider’s view of what it takes to land a job in your chosen profession. Each volume provides a comprehensive overview of the industry and expert advice and tips for uncovering job opportunities, networking, preparing your cover letter and resume, interviewing and keeping current on industry news and trends. Interviews and case studies offer behind-the-scenes glimpses of what hiring managers look for in a candidate and how others have succeeded in landing their jobs or advancing their careers. Day in the Life profiles place you in the shoes of an established professional for one day, and an extensive glossary and resource list put all the industry knowledge you need to succeed at your fingertips.

Chapters include:

  • Uppers and Downers in Mutual Funds
  • Snapshot of the Industry Today
  • Current Trends and Issues
  • Job Searching This Industry
  • Networking
  • Resumes for Mutual Fund Jobs
  • Interviewing with Mutual Funds