A career does not develop organically it has to be actively furthered, through gaining the right education, work experience and through building of the right network.
Clearly, the above words puts the onus of developing one's career squarely on all of us individually as professionals. However, support is needed along the way. Hence, the CFA Society VBA Netherlands career management efforts to help members further their careers as investment management professionals.
They are organised along two lines: to assist our members in, one, acquiring the right skills and two, to have access to the right opportunities for achieving their career goals. In this regard, skills can cover anything from interviewing techniques, networking skills, to presenting the right CV. Opportunities can cover anything from making members aware of job opportunities to advocating the family of CFA, RBA, RMFI, CIPM designation holders as talent to relevant employers.
The cornerstone of our career management efforts is our Mentoring Program, but next to that we have our 'Working in..' sessions, aimed at providing members a sneak peek into core investment management roles, delivered by senior people in those particular roles. We also have our workshops with core recruitment firms in our space, helping you make or prepare for a next step in your career.
In order to facilitate members in managing their careers, members have access to a wide variety of Career Resources such as the Jobline, Career Center, and Events & Workshops.