Securities and Commodities Traders :

Buy and sell securities and commodities to transfer debt, capital, or risk. Establish and negotiate unit prices and terms of sale.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $96,940.00
Average Time to Fill 37 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 4,215
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 5.33 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Information Gathering
Following Directions
Customer Service
Resource Allocation
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Processing Information

Identify investment opportunities or strategies
Calculate Return on Investment (ROI)
Calculate monetary exchange
Compute state and federal taxes
Calculate financial data
Calculate rates for organization's products or services
Compile data or information for financial reports

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor consumer or market trends
Monitor trends in world trade
Monitor market conditions or trends
Track financial transactions such as deposits, payments, funding, or fees
Track sales activity or trends
Monitor credit extension decisions

Analyzing Data or Information

Identify financial risks to company
Analyze market conditions or trends
Analyze sales activities or trends
Analyze financial data or information
Conduct financial investigations

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Explain available financial assistance
Explain financial information to customers
Explain products to customers or customer representatives
Explain technical product or service information to customers
Conduct financial presentations

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain financial records, reports, or files
Maintain records of sales or other business transactions
Maintain customer and account records
Prepare financial reports
Prepare sales or other contracts
Maintain telephone logs

Performing Administrative Activities

Prepare correspondence relating to financial discrepancies
Answer questions from customers or the public
Process orders for merchandise, supplies, or services
Execute sales or other financial transactions
Distribute informational bulletins

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships

Maintain relationships with clients and customers
Establish relationships with clients and customers
Develop professional relationships or networks
Maintain relationships with stakeholders

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Contact current or potential customers to promote products or services
Sell products or services
Solicit orders from established or new customers
Sell securities services
Provide financially related customer service

Getting Information

Gather customer or product information to determine customer needs
Determine customer needs
Conduct interviews to gather financial information
Obtain customer signature and approval on work orders and jobs

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identify potential markets
Identify potential or prospective customers
Evaluate customer opportunities
Identify best product for customer's needs

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Sales Calls
Financial Services Industy Experience
Financial Analysis
Sales Planning
Sales Goals
Financial Statements

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