- Hard skills make up the foundation
- Soft skills make up the building
- Startups provide a good springboard
During the last five years, fintech has experienced a steep growth curve in Norway. In the period from 2016 to 2019 alone, the number of fintech startups in the country went from 30 to more than 130.
Since we work closely with companies to keep our sample job descriptions up to date, there are some interesting principles we can share with you when it comes to landing a job in Norway’s booming fintech industry.
These principles come from the Norwegian fintech company Lån for deg, which specializes in helping people in Norway get the best and cheapest loan. The company is experiencing positive growth these days, and that’s why we chose to give you some updated advice on landing a job in Norway’s booming fintech industry. The advice is based on what CEO Kjell Amund said in a talk he gave at the entrepreneur house “Mesh” at the beginning of June (we were unable to attend the live event, but watched the livestream on the Facebook page).
To be clear, this is a vast field, so it would be redundant to give a concrete, step-by-step procedure for you to follow. Therefore, we have focused more on the overall principles and philosophy that will supercharge your fintech career.
Hard skills make up the foundation
The financial industry is changing rapidly. Therefore, the workers who possess the most valuable hard skills are the ones that will succeed in terms of providing innovative technologies and solutions for this industry. These hard skills come in the form of programming, hardware engineering, intelligent design, and others. If you possess these, you will have the power, as hard skills make up the foundation of a fintech career.
Soft skills make up the building
Whereas hard skills make up the foundation of your fintech career, soft skills make up the building. There are many soft skills that fintech companies cherish in their team members. Here are a few:
- Openness to new solutions and ways of doing things
- Communication skills, and the ability to explain things so people from other divisions can understand it
- Problem-solving, and the mindset that no challenge is too big to handle
Startups provide a good springboard
As you saw in the introduction, the total amount of Fintech startups are multiplying rapidly, almost by the day. Since most startups want motivated employees with a fresh and newly updated perspective on things, aiming to get a job in one of these companies will provide you with a good springboard from which to rise in the fintech industry.
According to Lån for deg – and we agree with it – these three principles will make it much easier for you to land your dream job in Norway’s booming fintech industry.