I graduated in May from University of Worcester this year with a first class degree in Business accountancy and economics. Currently working as an operational supplier buyer at Ericsson in Sweden. However my real interest lies in finance. I am therefore looking to get into some financial analyst role in a corporate finance or advisory department. I have applied for a couple of analyst roles so far without any success both in Sweden and UK. The investment banking roles looks to be the toughest one so I do not mind working for smaller firms in order to gain experience. Does anybody have any suggestions regarding what firms might be hiring at the moment?
Also understand that the corporate finance and advisory departments has been hit very badly by the recession so any idea of any other roles that might look good on the CV and give me some experience while waiting for this area to pick up?
Another path I have been thinking of is to gain some sort of experience from a financial institution and try to get an admission at SSE in Stockholm in Sweden for a Masters. As it is so highly ranked it may be easier to get interviews. However need a GMNAT score or around 600-650. Does anybody have some experience of GMAT?
A lot of questions sorry for that but would appreciate some feedback on my situation.
Thanks in advance, Khaddi