I don’t consider myself tech savvy at all so I’m feeling “left behind” for career advancement without knowing things like SQL/Tableau or being an expert in modeling. And I’m not even old. Unsure how to proceed in my career with just a BA in Finance. Sigh.

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Wait till you find out SQL and Tableau are slowly being phased out. We’ve moved to PowerQuery. PowerPivot. PowerBI. Alteryx. Maybe a couple more

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As someone who learned to code in SQL - you’re totally right. They’re built on SQL. But I’m just not getting to use my skill of coding in SQL. But it sometimes comes in handy

If these are critical to learn you can learn through various online courses

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I recommend talking to a couple people who do what you may want to do and discuss what skills are needed so you can gain some direction.

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If you want to be in Finance, early in your career you need to become knowledgeable in something. Invest in yourself, dabble in something that may interest you in the world of Finance. Gotta find what interests you.

Mine was structuring securitizations. Cut my teeth there and have worked in all kinds of stuff since, but that is what got me into mgmt type roles where the tactical skills were less necessary

Bear Stearns was an incredible learning ground and at least understanding SQL when working with those large loan datasets would be valuable. I will tell you I still use it on occasion now 20 years later

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