Vice President, Portfolio Management
Santa Cruz, California
There is no set career path and it can vary greatly. It all depends on how well you perform in your role and the larger opportunities that are available at the company. Expect to be in it for the long haul if you want to reach senior management. Top financial firms all contain a lot of smart, ambitious people so the key is to be excellent at your current role, be a team player, and have some patience. You will not be a senior manager after a year. It takes a lot of experience. I find a mistake many people make is they focus too much on the job they want down the road and not enough on the job they currently have. Doing well in the current job is what will get you promoted. Obviously have a career plan you want to follow, but I think it is important to remember you will never get promoted to Job C without having Jobs A and B first.