It's up to you to overcome misgivings if you want to work in the banking, investment or mortgage area.
First, be realistic Too many people expect a giant salary--and overlook the bennies.
Decide on several wage levels you would take using market data--not water cooler gossip.
Going in a little low with good benefits can lead to raises for performance.
If you have a skills gap area, know that 55% of financial services companies poll as thinking training should be paid for by the company and candidate equally. Thirty-seven percent provide technical ed on the job.
Communicate a willingness to learn.
Remember employers lose revenue from extended job vacancies. You hold some cards.