Here We Grow Again, Part 1 : Acing the Hiring Process With My Personality

25 Feb 2020

Any fresh graduate would be daunted when stepping out of the comfort of the school walls. Many fresh graduates are often greeted with a common dilemma : “Where do I go from here? Where can I go from here? What can I do from here?”. We are certain that William Cobbett’s quote resonates with many : “You never know what you can do till you try“. But how many jobs are we able to hop into in the name of trying and leave each time under the assumption that the role is not for us? What if we gave up too soon? What if, we are too little too late upon realising an opportunity that gives us ultimate job satisfaction?

However, George Eliot also once said,

“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”

So whether it took you 1 month, 1 year or 10 years to figure out your calling, it’s never too late. But what about shaving that time spent figuring out in half? What about identifying it earlier so that you can enjoy job satisfaction and climb to greater heights over a longer period of time? Let Funds Partnership Asia be a part of your first career journey in the community of investment funds – we pool our resources, years of experience and typical hiring patterns all into : Here We Grow Again.

So go on a journey with the mind map below, and see where this takes you!


Got into the Front Office section in a financial firm:

Front Office opportunities basically involve a majority of the client-facing part of the firm, this includes roles that focus on working directly with and for clients. As this section has the most interaction with the clients, generally the revenue generation responsibilities for firms lies in these roles. This includes some opportunities such as:

  • Advisory and Consulting
  • Business Development / Sales & Marketing
  • Client Services
  • Trading
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Investment Banking

Got into the Middle Office section in a financial firm:

With an increase in complexity of modern financial transaction, Middle Office opportunities predominately track and process all deals made by the Front Office team (see above). Beyond that, the Middle Office section manages all risks and ensure accuracy in executing transactions. This includes some opportunities such as:

  • Compliance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Financial Controller
  • Risk Management
  • Product Controller

Got into the Back Office section in a financial firm:

Back Office opportunities comprise of all non-client facing and support services functions. Though invisible, the Back Office section is an essential function in any firm, enabling and equipping the front and middle office functions to perform their duties. This includes some opportunities such as:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Technology
  • Operations

If you’re interested to find out more about the opportunities in Front Office, Middle Office or Back office, have a look at our job opportunities here and speak to the consultants in charge of the role.