Answered by Sandy, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I can’t speak directly to the banking industry, but I can tell you that many organizations require a minimal amount of experience to be considered qualified for a particular position. That being said, I always encourage candidates, specifically a recent college graduate, to consider entry level positions that are in the field they are interested in. Sometimes the best way to grow and develop with a company is to have the opportunity to understand the company from the bottom up. After you have your foot in the door, work hard and prove that you are an asset to the organization. By doing this, you will be better situated to be considered for higher level positions that become available in the future.