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Thousands of students in Canada rely on 36paths to land their dream jobs in finance
36paths has been helping students land great finance jobs in Canada since 2016. We do so by matching you with an experienced finance professional from your target industry, who will then be coaching you 1-on-1 throughout your job search journey. Your coach works with you directly to help you gain industry insights, create actionable job search strategies, craft the perfect resume & cover letter, and improve your networking & interview skills.
Focus on Finance in Canada
We are laser-focused on the Canadian finance industry, from Capital Markets and Commercial Banking to Corporate Finance and Risk Management.
Not Your Typical Career Coach
We're experienced finance professionals who also know the hiring process inside and out. We made many mistakes before and we are here to make sure you don't.
Actionable Coaching that Works
We don't believe in career advice you cannot act on. You will get hands-on coaching and apply lessons learnt right away, from the comfort of your home.
How does it work?
1️⃣ Discover the career that excites you
Not sure which finance career path is the best fit for you? Don't worry. We will uncover your strengths and weaknesses, and teach you insider knowledge on your areas of interest — so you can confidently pursue the right finance career.
3️⃣ Optimize your networking efforts
You will learn and apply finance-specific networking strategies based on your unique profile. From writing effective outreach messages to identifying ways to add value, you will build your career network that sets you apart from other candidates.
2️⃣ Get your CV in the "Interview" pile
Regardless of your school and GPA, we work closely with you to understand the stories behind each experience, rewrite every bullet point, and perfect the formatting & grammar — we make sure your resume is 100% ready and lands you interviews.
4️⃣ Convert interviews to job offers
We know the ins and outs of your upcoming interviews. From anticipating possible questions to conducting 1-on-1 mock interviews, we provide you with everything you need to nail your interviews and secure the dream offer.
What our members are saying 🧡
“I met Shawn in my last school term when I was frustrated to find a full-time job upon graduation. Shawn has prepared me well from resume writing, networking tips to interview practice. He always corrected me on small mistakes I’d ignore and gave me constructive feedback on my interview answers. One of my interviewers at Citibank said I provided the best answer that she has ever heard. I would never imagine myself to land a front office Analyst role with Citibank in 2 months during the global pandemic.”
“From resume editing to interview preparation, my coach has been extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I couldn't have imagined that I'd land an Analyst role at BMO in just two months. Highly recommend 36paths to anyone struggling with their career, particularly entry-level finance job seekers."
"My experience with 36paths has been nothing short of exceptional since day one. Not only did I gain a tremendous amount of clarity, confidence and job search knowledge, but also I received a Financial Analyst offer with Uken Games within 6 weeks. Without my coach, it would have been 6+ months!"
“As an international MBA student graduating during a pandemic, 36paths helped streamline my job search process and focus on the Finance roles where I’d be competitive. Shawn is an excellent mentor with rich industry experience and provided invaluable inputs on applications, networking and interview preparation which helped me land a full-time Associate role within the Corporate Client Group at RBC.”
"There are a myriad of things that make Shawn’s program not just unique but also ever so helpful! First and foremost, he understands the true nature of the struggle new grads face in creating resumes and doing their best in interviews! His novel approach to both has helped me elevate both to levels hitherto unachieved! More importantly though, his prompt ever readiness to help is what helped me successfully get not one but three positions! I shall forever be indebted to his incredible program!"
“As a recent graduate, I was frustrated and lost after receiving countless rejections. But my coach at 36paths quickly and accurately identified the mistakes I was making. During the process, I improved my job hunting skills but more importantly landed a Pension Analyst offer from Morneau Shepell."
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What you will learn 🤗
This is an overview of our career learning objectives. Coaching is delivered by a seasoned finance professional in your target field. You will have unlimited messaging access to your coach and several hours of 1-on-1 Zoom sessions with him/her every 30 days.
☑️ Identify your short & long term goals
☑️ Develop an actionable job search plan
☑️ Acquire fundamental industry knowledge
☑️ Write a killer resume that gets interviews
☑️ Craft a tailored cover letter
☑️ Create a unique LinkedIn profile
☑️ Adopt job application best practices
☑️ Prepare for upcoming interviews
☑️ Implement finance networking system
☑️ Write effective outreach messages
☑️ Improve business communication skills
☑️ Compare job offers and negotiate salary
Frequently asked questions
What exactly does 36paths do?
In ten words, we help you get a great finance job in Canada.
It is depressing that having paid tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in tuition fees, many bright university students, international students in particular, end up being unemployed, simply because no one has taught them useful skills needed to succeed in the increasingly competitive finance job market.
We created 36paths to change that. You will learn from experienced finance professionals everything you need to land the best offer possible, from figuring out your optimal career path and creating the perfect resume to effectively communicating with recruiters & hiring managers and nailing your upcoming interviews.
How is this better than other career consulting companies?
In three key ways:
1. We are exclusively focused on the finance industry in Canada, from Capital Markets and Commercial Banking to Corporate Finance and Risk Management. We are confident to say that no one in the world does this better than us.
2. Not only do we have years of experience in the Canadian finance industry, but we also know how the hiring process works inside and out. We made many mistakes and wasted lots of time during our job search and we are here to make sure you don't have to.
3. We teach you actionable finance job search strategies based on your unique profile. We don't believe in generic career advice you cannot act on. You will get hands-on coaching and apply lessons learnt right away, from the comfort of your home.
How is this worth it?
Honestly, because it works. In the trial and error process of our job search, we stumbled on a system that did work. In fact, it worked extremely well. You will acquire the knowledge and skills that hundreds of students have used to land great finance job offers in Canada. We firmly believe (and have data to prove) that our coaching program is one of the highest ROI investments a student can make.
How are coaching services delivered?
The 36paths programs are 100% online and remote — you get personalized 1-on-1 coaching from experienced finance professionals through a mix of Zoom calls, screen-sharing sessions and Slack/emails.
What kind of job offers do 36paths students land?
Our students have landed offers with a variety of leading financial services companies in Canada, such as BMO, CIBC, Scotiabank, RBC, Manulife, BCI, MUFG, PwC, KPMG among others.
What is the expected salary for 36paths students?
The expected salary range varies based on a number of factors such as your previous experience, education history, target industry and location. The average base salary of 36paths graduates ranges from $42,000 to $95,000 (annual bonus excluded). After you apply, we can better estimate your expected salary based on your unique profile.
How long does it take 36paths students to get a job?
98% of our students land their first job offer within 6 months. More importantly, the knowledge and skills they've learnt at 36paths will benefit their entire finance career.
Our coaches 💯
We have put together a team of experienced professionals from top financial services companies in Canada. Together, we have experience recruiting and coaching thousands of students like you.