In the News: Islamic Finance Gets Personal “Accept all invitations.” Admit it, you and just about everyone else does it on LinkedIn. Every day, or we

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In the News: Islamic Finance Gets Personal

“Accept all invitations.” Admit it, you and just about everyone else does it on LinkedIn. Every day, or week, or month, we trudge into our LinkedIn account and blindly accept invitations from dozens of faceless professionals. Quantity trumps quality, no? “Wait a second, since when did oil and gas professionals want to connect with me?”

In the age of LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, everyone knows everyone else, and no one knows anyone. We have over five hundred connections online, but we haven’t had a single conversation with any of them.

What does this fecklessness mean if you’re searching for a career in Islamic finance?

Ethica in Dubai is betting that people want real, live introductions and real, live conversations with other professionals. The Islamic finance certifier attracts more professionals than any other Islamic finance institute in the world and now sees benefit in going, as they put it, “beyond certification.” The idea is to introduce professionals to other professionals who are either Ethica alumni or part of Ethica’s contact network.

Ethica’s spokesperson said, “People want more than a piece of paper. Some people want a career change, others just want someone to talk to for guidance. We feel there is a huge gap in the Islamic finance market, somewhere between faceless mass mails and having to call your relative for a job.” Ethica’s trainees now include thousands of professionals across 47 countries in over 100 financial institutions, making Ethica one of the most powerful connectors in a tough Islamic finance job market.


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Watch a webinar on how to get your next job in Islamic finance
Play an Ethica training video
Listen to what CIFE™ graduates are saying
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About Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance (

Winner of "Best Islamic Finance Qualification" at the Global Islamic Finance Awards, Ethica is chosen by more professionals for Islamic finance certification than any other organization in the world. Training and certifying thousands of professionals in over 100 financial institutions in 47 countries, Ethica’s 4-month Certified Islamic Finance Executive (CIFE) is the only globally recognized certificate accredited by scholars to fully comply with AAOIFI, the world's leading Islamic finance standard. Ethica’s award-winning CIFE is delivered 100% online or live at the bank. The Dubai-based institute is now supported by Licensed Ethica Resellers in 11 countries. For more information about this article, or to schedule an interview with Ethica Institute of Islamic Finance, please call +971-4-455-8690 or e-mail at

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