“Go find your friends. That’s the start of your networking skills. Learn how to go up and talk to people. Have a conversation, be interested in what they’re saying and tell them what you’re looking for and what interests you.”
In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Amy Shelly, CFO at the OCC, talks about her winding path through the industry. Shelly spent the early part of her career in banking, spending seven years with Goldman Sachs and three with JP Morgan. Shelly moved on to work for Hull Investments as an accountant where she was introduced to the trading floors. Add in the OCC, and Shelly has worked in proprietary trading, investment banking, retail broking and clearing. But, Shelly maintains she got these jobs with the same skill set and attitude. You should know what the business is doing, think about how to move it forward, learn about your colleagues, and always network.