I am 47 years old, and wonder if I am too old to even try to switch careers and work in the financial modeling industry?
Answer: While age can be a real barrier in certain industries, such as modeling, age can favor you in the financial modeling industry. In fact, if you look at financial modeling in general and Wall Street in particular, you will find many gray-haired folks in senior positions. Wall Street is about experience across a wide variety of projects. The fact that you have spent the last 20 – 25 years in another industry actually makes you quite an expert on that industry, and Wall Street or the right corporate firm would welcome you for the insights you could bring to valuing stocks in such industries, or recommending natural-fit mergers and acquisitions, etc. That said, getting into another career at 47 is easier said than done, but if you position your past experience as an asset for your future financial modeling aspirations, people will see the connection if you are first convinced in your own mind.
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