I graduated with a M.Sc. in Business Administration from Linköping University in the summer 2021. During my years of study, I worked part-time in internships at Klarna, EY and Swedbank, respectively. Autumn 2021, I started my first full-time job in Nordea Markets FX Sales in Stockholm.
Markets seemed like a perfect fit for me - and it is
I applied for a position at Nordea Markets mainly because I was curious about what it was like to work in the unique and high-paced environment of a trading floor. It was a great chance to both deepen my knowledge within the financial markets, as well as getting to build relationships with the bank’s corporate customers. The combination of these two seemed like a perfect fit for me, since I was looking for a job where I both got to make use of both my analytical and social skills.
Joining one of the biggest banks in the Nordics also came with the great opportunity of learning more about banking and finance in general, and appeared like an ideal place to kickstart my career. The reason I applied for a job in the FX department was mostly because of my previous part-time student job at Swedbank’s FX Back Office. It was my first encounter with the world of FX, and it made me aware of the job possibilities in this field. The job add for the FX Sales position at Nordea Markets appeared on my LinkedIn search, and it just sounded too good, to not apply! So I did.
Bonus info: Before applying for the position in Nordea Markets FX Sales, I actually read about the various career opportunities at Nordea Markets, here on the Markets LC&I career blog, and the articles made me even more curious about working at Nordea Markets.
Connecting the dots is really fun and challenging
The best thing about working within FX Sales, are the contrasts this job brings. I constantly need to be up to speed about what’s happening around the world; everything from important central bank decisions, ongoing international conflicts, political decisions, inflation numbers to oil, gas prices etc. I really enjoy the macroeconomic perspective the job gives me, all the while it challenges me to be well-informed about what is happening in the world, at all times.