Land your First job in the Financial Services Industry- Unlock Your Potential! Get the power of an Industry Mentor behind you.

About The Workshop

MentorSpace series of workshops bring the best of industry experts to help you understand the Industry better, identify your strengths, sharpen your skills, build and hone your profile, stand out from the competition and reach your career goals. Our Master class workshops are action oriented with clear cut objectives for participants – a toolset to convert their career dreams to reality.

MentorSpace workshop on Landing your First job in the Financial Services Industry- Unlock Your Potential! is going to be a 3 hour long workshop spread over 3 sessions addressing the most important aspects to land your first job. Every session will end with a clear list of action points and a framework from industry experts followed by a weeks time for the participant to put it in action. This will be followed by a review in the next session and steps ahead.

Who can enroll

Students pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree. We highly recommend students in the initial years of study to take up this workshop as they would have a few years to hone their skills and build a strong profile. Freshers trying to stand out from the competition and land their first job. Participants should be between 18+ years of age.

Workshop duration

3 hours over 3 sessions sessions

Batch size

6 participants

Anand Karthikeyan

Anand has over 22 years of corporate and leadership experience across leading organisations such as HSBC, Deutsche Bank, ICICI Bank, ABN AMRO and IndusInd Bank. Over his career span, he has been extensively involved in leading businesses and geographies, owning the P&L responsibility and managing teams. In his various corporate roles, Anand has also played an active and significant role in organisational initiatives such as recruitment and training, retaining and nurturing talent, mentoring and coaching, and building and developing teams. Anand is passionate about behavioural sciences and psychology. He is driven by the philosophy that almost all problems in the business world can be solved through a deeper understanding of this subject matter. He truly believes that outside the realm of basic domain knowledge and intelligence, success and / or results are strongly guided by psychological factors. His vision is to bring about significant improvement in tangible business results by impacting people. Anand identifies impacting people as capacity building. His capacity building interventions are aimed at a) individuals b) teams and c)organisational systems. Anand has been an executive coach since 2014. He has a Professional Coach Certification (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation USA (ICF). He has over 800 coaching hours and has worked with individuals across sectors and geographies. He is passionate about unlocking the power of untapped potential which he feels is an essential prerequisite to achieving personal transformation and breakthroughs. His life journey can be viewed as a series of such breakthroughs which help create the results both in the personal and professional domain.

Key Takeaways

Session 1

  • Skill requirements in the Industry – Industry knowledge
  • Career path/ Future jobs
  • Finding the right company

Session 2 

  • Create a video resume that stands out
  • Build your LinkedIn/Job profile
  • How to identify companies that best suit you.
  • A guide to building your experience with internships/live projects etc.

Session 3

  • Preparing you to face an interview
  • Mock interview

How to make the most of this workshop

Come prepared – To have a great mentoring session, come prepared with the specific areas where you would require inputs.

Value the mentor and co-mentees’ time – Since this is a group mentoring session respect the time of mentor and other mentees; the same way you would expect your time to be respected.

Be open to feedback – The key objective of this mentoring session is a better YOU!

Take a follow on session – To transform yourself and reach your goals, multiple sessions might be required. If you feel this session was useful, try a more intense 1-on-1 session with the mentor.

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