Flying start: Getting a financial advice career off the ground

‘Building rapport and trust is essential when working with clients’

Jenna Brown
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When thinking about a career path, young people might expect a financial adviser to be a numbers-orientated career with calculators and spreadsheets as the tools of the trade.

But understanding people is the most important element, with the key skill of empathy coming out as essential, according to advisers Emmelia Powell and Matthew Corke. The pair yesterday (12 February) shared their route to the financial advice profession and some advice for younger people considering the career path. Speaking on a Personal Finance Society webinar - Getting started in financial advice: Where do I start, and what do I need? - they urged viewers who had signed up to the Springpod virtual work experience series to reach out to advisers in their area to talk through the job...

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