Careers - the best move to make?
Hi all, happy weekend!
I'll try and keep this brief but wondered if anyone else had recently been through the same ordeal!
I am aiming to transition into the FS world and ultimately desire to be in a client-facing advisor role with a local or non-national more holistic practice (at least, the longer term aim). Currently a secondary school teacher and so wanted to make a real start of this prior to the next academic year beginning.
I am currently deep in revision for the R01, R02 and R03 which I sandwiched rather close together with the idea that using the extra time in the day from lockdown that I could get the back of the Level 4 broken.
In a nutshell, my question is:
Do I finish the entire Level 4 Diploma before approaching firms, or;
Do I do my best to get a couple under my belt before approaching firms.
Both approaches will of course be different, but would I be better in this current climate to be able to have done the Level 4 all off my own back and then aim to go straight into a shadowing, junior advisor role...or do I go a part of the way with a few exams done and try to start of in an admin or paraplanning role while getting the remainder of the exams finished?
I have looked into academies at the national firms but the costs are either too high, the employment isn't guaranteed, nor in some instances is there a salary - so I think that route is not for me.
Any advice, experiences and information is very welcome and appareciated.
Many thanks in advance,