Always learning – Callie Hiner
Everyone talk about the steep learning curve as your start your career in the financial industry. There are many new terms, new processes and new ways of doing things that you simply can’t learn in finance class at school. One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was from a senior female leader – she told me to “be a sponge”. Being a sponge in this industry is so important because there is always something to learn. Not only is it important to take in all that you can from others working in your team, but there is so much information that can be learned from people on other desks that will only help you increase your understanding of the markets and the industry. There is also news happening every single day that is changing the story of the markets, the levels of everything, the volumes etc. and it is so important to always be learning what is going on behind the headlines. This gives you something to talk about and helps you develop your own personal view and understanding of the markets. My goal as an analyst is to learn something every single day and that is very doable if you are curious, work hard and are always hungry for more.