So does having a CFA charter get you a job?
The CFA charter is a great career enhancer in the right industries and when utilized to its full potential. Although it is challenging to attain, if you are well prepared, it is perfectly possible and will significantly boost your career.
However, don't take it to the extreme. For example, questions by readers considering the CFA charter can often start like this: "Hi, I'm so and so, and I'm currently in Industry X, with Y years job experience. Would the CFA charter get me a job in finance industry Z?"
No. A CFA charter does not equal to a job. Much as we'd like it to. But there are things you can do to increase its job-hunting potential.