Financial Regulations Spell Hiring in Chicago

If you’re looking for a Chicago job in financial services, we’ve got great news for you. According to Robert Half hiring experts in the Chicagoland area, an increase in financial regulations is leading to an upswing in hiring. That’s right, alongside the growing list of regulations such as OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control), Dodd-Frank, KYC (Know Your Customer) and BSA (Bank Secrecy Act), you can add the good ol’ J.O.B. 

As more and more financial regulations go into effect, companies are adding staff to help them stay on top of the requirements. Many finance specialists are in demand, including the following: 

  • Regulatory/compliance professionals
  • Accountants
  • Fund accountants
  • Controllers
  • Underwriters
  • Operations/trade settlement professionals

And the demand for candidates is coming from multiple areas within the financial industry, including hedge funds, private equity, asset managers, banks, trading firm, and brokers.

How can you best market yourself for one of these jobs? First and foremost, prepare well for your interview, and be ready to explain in an articulate manner why you are looking for a new role. Also be able to give detail behind your current role, such as the contributions you have made, your normal day-to-day, and how you have changed the role. Then, discus how you would bring value to the new organization. And, of course, be sure to highlight your industry credentials and knowledge of the latest financial regulations.

Robert Half staffing experts in Chicago are currently seeing more open roles than candidates available to fill them. So check out our list of current jobs and send us your resume ASAP!