Thinking of making a move to financial IT? Experience in one of these other industries may help you get a foot in the door.
Why hiring managers like it: a similar level of conservatism, ethics, analytical thinking and ultimate concern for the well-being of the end-user.
Why hiring managers like it: a high level of discipline and adherence to procedure. Andrew McCartney, a senior vice president for staffing at Bank of America, estimates that 8% to 10% of his organization's recent technical hires have come from the military, whose veterans maintain strong "alumni" ties.
Why hiring managers like it: local and state governments have to deal with mandates from above, and regulations galore, in addition to worrying about securing information.
Why hiring managers like energy, transportation, utilities, pharmaceuticals: regulatory oversight and the need for compliance are a fact of everyday life.