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Old 09-05-2012, 07:20 PM
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Here we go, I'm a recent graduate with a B/S in Finance. Zero Experience and looking for entry level. My long term goal is to be a financial analyst for an investment bank, but we'll see where fate takes me lol.

I recently got hired as a TEMP Lease Analyst for a very big commercial real estate company (Company 10 mins from me), and now I was just offered a job as a PERM Merchandise Planning Analyst for a very big retail company (Company located in Illinois). I am looking for advice, what do you guys think would be better for my future if I plan to move forward and acquire a financial analyst position?

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Analyst, Merchandise Planning
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:53 PM
Location: Simmering in DFW
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There's a great future in material planning. However, the lease analyst job is more aligned to your long term goals.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:58 PM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I'm in commercial real estate, and we currently have a vacancy for a financial analyst that pays about 80k. It requires not only a degree, but finance and commercial real estate experience. That is actually a hard combination to find, and you are part way there. The job you are talking about is basically the same as the people I supervise. Once in that job with sufficient experience, it could help you get the financial analyst job within the same company as openings come up. The merchandise job seems more limiting, and doesn't translate to corporate finance, just to retail management.
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