Illuminate Your Career: Ten Suggestions To New Fraud Fighters
FraudWit’s Ten Suggestions To New Fraud Fighters provides a look at ten things you can do as a novice fraud fighter to progress in your career. Stagnation is not an option if you want to achieve great things in addressing fraud. The industry is excitingly fast paced, with schemes, technology, people, and processes constantly changing. Here are ten things you can do as a new anti-fraud professional to put your career in hyperdrive.
#10 – Go With The flow
Getting into a new thing can be a whirlwind. This is especially true with fraud because things are always changing. Start off by going with the flow and enjoy the ride as a newbie.
#9 – Be Open to Learn New Things
There are a ton of fraud types and schemes out there. Don’t box yourself in. Be open to learn new things and expand your knowledge and expertise.
#8 – Come With Ideas
Maybe you haven’t noticed, but not everything has been figured out when it comes to crime prevention. That idea that you have may be just what is needed to address a situation. Don’t be afraid to share. If you get shot down, keep on swinging.
#7 – Find A Mentor
Somewhere out there, there is someone who has been where you are and is currently where you want to be. Find that person and set up mentoring so you can progress to the level you want to achieve. A good mentor will motivate, direct, challenge, celebrate, train, coach, and hold you accountable.
#6 – Get Educated
Informal and/or formal education will help you in your day-to-day work. This can be completely boring or absolutely fun. It can range from watching a YouTube video to obtaining a degree or certification.
#5 – Find A Specialty
Are you interested in a specific type of financial crime? Develop a specialty in it by studying and developing knowledge about the subject. It is best to find something relevant to your industry; even better if it is something that is needed but neglected within the organization you work for.
#4 – Have Passion
Have passion in what you do within your career. If you find that you are not interested in it, or lose heart, find something else. It isn’t for everyone, but if it is for you, make it count and act with conviction.
#3 – Make Internal Goals & Milestones
Go beyond the metrics and quality standards set before you. Find interesting stats to motivate you to achieve greater things. Make if fun and challenge yourself.
#2 – Make A Positive Impact to Others
Help victims to understand fraud risk and protect themselves. Work with team members to share best practices and celebrate individual and team wins.
#1 – Get Connected
Connect to others in the profession. Find groups to be a part of. Follow and participate in industry events.
Thanks for reading. I hope this information is helpful to those interesting in pursuing a career in fraud fighting!