Who knew that after many years of flying and being up in the air, the world of forex (foreign exchange) would land me back to earth?
Truth is, when I finished my psychology studies, I was stuck in a rut. There were numerous question marks flying around concerning my future. Is this the career path that I am meant to be taking? And the cliché: Will this make me happy?
As a subject, psychology fulfilled me on a personal level, and I learned how to master emotions and uncertainty. At the end of the day, psychology comes handy on all occasions, right?
That’s when I decided to spontaneously apply for a cabin crew position for my country’s national airline. Having no experience whatsoever in the airline industry, I was trained and in a month’s time, I began my first flights.
Everything was looking good until Covid-19 hit, and soon my role as a flight attendant would become insufficient. I needed a change.
That’s when I was lucky enough to be introduced to one of the best companies I have ever worked with – XM.
I found the job application by chance on LinkedIn and was immediately intrigued to find out more. What is trading? What does forex stand for? I had no previous experience in this industry, but that did not stop me. If I can learn about an aircraft in a few weeks’ time, I can surely learn everything about forex trading.
After all, there had to be a reason why there was so much hype around trading! This is the spirit that got me the position as a livestream coordinator at XM’s Live Education – a wonderful work environment that focuses on teamwork and great dynamics.
I am about to complete my second year in this amazing team as an XM host and all I can say is that time flies by when you’re having fun. I have created relationships with our hosts, streamers and trading experts, alongside other XM departments, in efforts to promote our Live Education product and spread the word.
I know that people don’t like to use the word “family” to describe their co-workers but honestly, I can’t think of any other way that best describes my team.
What I have learned throughout my experience with working with XM is that with just a little training, everyone can learn how to trade.
Going live brought me a new excitement that I never knew I needed. This excitement becomes even more intense when we have our viewers participating in our live chat room and asking questions. This gives my role as a host more meaning as I want to present trading with XM in a simplified way so that everyone can feel motivated to learn, just like I did.
Regarding the actual trading itself, I will honestly say that I never thought I would get around it. The experts do such an amazing job in explaining how to trade and where to begin – in simple words – that people like me who have never done this before, can learn all about it.
I used to think that trading wasn’t for everyone, but I was clearly wrong. Joining the XM Live Education team quickly made me realise that literally anyone can learn how to trade, including myself. From not knowing what forex meant, I am now presenting daily special shows on Trader Lingo and Candlestick Patterns, sharing information that every trader should know when they begin their trading journey.
If you’re reading this, join our educational series online from Monday to Friday, 6:00 until 15:00 GMT, and you will understand exactly what I have been speaking about. Our good team spirit can’t be hidden. You will be hooked!
This article was originally written by: Anna Kemenidou
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