Question: I completed the Financial Modeling Specialist (FMS) program through BusinessTraining.com. I have a good fundamental base of financial modeling knowledge now. What type of personal self development work should I now focus on to further my career success in this field?
Answer: Success in financial modeling is about knowing your material well and having excellent soft skills. In fact, it is true that the most successful people are not necessarily the brightest or the most knowledgeable about the industry they are in – but the ones with the best soft skills to negotiate the politics within organizations, make friends and influence people that can promote them. So, start with diligently going through the course-text that accompanies the Financial Modeling program at BusinessTraining.com, and post questions to the forum – basically make sure you walk away with 100% of what the course has to offer. That in itself will give you a very strong foundation. Next, keep an eye out for specialized financial modeling courses and always keep learning. Finally, take courses that focus on brushing up your soft skills – presentations, inter-personal interactions, how to influence co-workers, etc. Contrary to popular opinion, soft skills can be learned (only a few are born with them).
Do You Want to Complete A Financial Modeling Training Course? If you are looking to learn more about completing a financial modeling training program, you should check out our self-paced financial modeling training program on the BusinessTraining.com platform, which is called the Certified Financial Modeling Specialist (CFMS).