I couple weeks back I reviewed a company looking to hire people to hire other people in the financial industry. The main point of the post was that you, as a freedom loving individual, could regain a little more of your freedom by opting out of the financial services market yourself and, instead, work as a recruiter. Shortly thereafter I received a rather nasty email asserting that one could never “make a comparable living” as a recruiter rather than as an analyst. I wasn’t really able to respond very well for two reasons-
- I’ve never worked in the financial industry (unless you count being a merchant teller at a bank 20 years ago), and
- He completely missed the actual point of the post – that you are only trapped in the business world that you allow yourself to be trapped in.
The second point is self-evident to anyone who spends a little time thinking about it, but I’ve also come across some pretty heavy evidence that the first point is invalid as well…
Willis Consulting is a collection of financial services recruiters that have been in business since 2000 and seem to be doing pretty well for themselves. Unlike the last firm I recommended to y’all Willis Consulting serves not only a single company, but the entire financial industry including banks, asset management firms, insurance companies, independent brokers, and investment banks. They also cover financial markets on both coasts and just about anywhere in between including San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, San Antonio, Chicago and Seattle. Combine this flexibility with the power of the internet and your current location is no excuse for you to remain trapped in a job that you detest or that simply doesn’t fulfill you on a daily basis. Opportunities are plentiful, you just need to be willing to look for them yourself.