Launch Your Career In FinTech – 5 Tips For Applying

Launch Your Career In FinTech - 5 Tips For Applying

Launch Your Career In FinTech – 5 Tips For Applying

Here at Options, we pride ourselves in recruiting the best talent and ensuring that working life is as varied, interesting and collaborative as possible. Our locations are an important part of who we are, and what we do. While our ability to travel the globe has significantly reduced, nothing prevents us from supporting our customers worldwide. So, to mark the official launch of our 2021 Graduate & Placement Programme, we’ve put together 5 top tips for applying…

(1) Research the company culture, not just its products

It’s very easy to look at a company’s website to find out what they do. Digging deeper and learning about company culture is a great way to demonstrate that you have done some meaningful research.  We’ve built a vibrant culture and actively encourage our team to problem solve and innovate. We recruit people who are truly passionate about what we do and how we serve our customers. Approximately 60% or our employees are under the age of 30 so we are naturally energetic, collaborative and social. Our history is important, but what we do next matters most – we need the right talent to reach our ambitious goals.

(2) Stand out from the crowd

Making yourself stand out may seem obvious but it is worth noting. Reading similar CVs can be tedious so try to include some interesting and unique details about yourself that help set you apart from the rest.

(3) Research what the company expects of you

If you find an amazing graduate programme with great benefits, make sure you find out what the company actually wants from you. Talk to people who have already been on the programme to get an honest perspective. Events like our virtual meet and greet are a great way to meet the team and discover more about the graduate and placement roles on offer.

(4) Don’t just say what we want to hear

We get it. You want to present yourself as the ‘perfect candidate’. But by focusing on things you think we want to hear you are missing your big opportunity: show us your real self and help us understand what you can bring to the team. Try to demonstrate critical awareness and let us hear something we haven’t heard before.

(5) Make the extra-curricular your curriculum!

Programmed a Raspberry Pi to open your curtains at 7:30am each morning? Memorised every line of every Nicolas Cage film? Are your Disc Golf team regional champions? Got an IPA microbrewery in the basement? The special interests section of your application can tell us as much about you as your degree course and classification. Let us know, even if it doesn’t seem related to what you’re applying for!


The 2021 Graduate & Placement Programme launches on 20th October, 2020. Our team will be ready to answer all of your questions on Tuesday evening at our virtual meet & greet. We will have more helpful tips on interviews, getting ahead and making the most of our training opportunities! The virtual meetup will conclude with a live Q&A discussion followed by a raffle where we will be giving away x1 apple watch and x2 sets of Airpods…

Spaces are limited, so secure your place here: https://attendify.co/options-virtual-meet–greet-rkYDSAO

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