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Aug 13, 2007 3:28 pm

I just left my company about a week ago and now am being contacted by less than desirable companies. I have been thinking about working with a headhunter to secure a new position. I'm interested in working for a bank because at the moment I need steady income. Can anyone give me direction on the fastest way to get a position? Any suggestions on which recruiting firm to contact for assistance? I am fully licensed with my Series 7 and 66 and have a clean u-4.

Aug 13, 2007 4:26 pm

It depends on what you think is hot....


Aug 13, 2007 4:28 pm

I'm confused. I thought you were moving to China.

Aug 13, 2007 4:44 pm
Dust Bunny:

I'm confused. I thought you were moving to China.



I was planning on moving to China for a year to teach English and make a little bit of money. I just left Ameriprise so I have a lot of unpaid expenses because their reimbursement plan is extremely SLOW! Anyway, I was told that because I am full Asian that I am not desirable over there because they only want Caucasian or hybrids teaching...they have such a distorted view of what an native speaker is.


I am interested in looking into a bank because right now I need the salary and the fringe benefits more than anything else.

Aug 13, 2007 4:55 pm
slkgirl:
Dust Bunny:

I'm confused. I thought you were moving to China.



I was planning on moving to China for a year to teach English and make a little bit of money. I just left Ameriprise so I have a lot of unpaid expenses because their reimbursement plan is extremely SLOW! Anyway, I was told that because I am full Asian that I am not desirable over there because they only want Caucasian or hybrids teaching...they have such a distorted view of what an native speaker is.


I am interested in looking into a bank because right now I need the salary and the fringe benefits more than anything else.



Let me see if I have this right.  You're unable to manage your own finances but want to manage other people's assets?

Aug 13, 2007 4:58 pm

It depends on what you think is hot....


5'6", 115 lbs, blond hair, blue eyes, morally casual... And they drive a Benz SLK... If you fit the script PM me and we'll meet up.

Aug 13, 2007 6:08 pm
DAtoo:
slkgirl:
Dust Bunny:

I'm confused. I thought you were moving to China.



I was planning on moving to China for a year to teach English and make a little bit of money. I just left Ameriprise so I have a lot of unpaid expenses because their reimbursement plan is extremely SLOW! Anyway, I was told that because I am full Asian that I am not desirable over there because they only want Caucasian or hybrids teaching...they have such a distorted view of what an native speaker is.


I am interested in looking into a bank because right now I need the salary and the fringe benefits more than anything else.



Let me see if I have this right.  You're unable to manage your own finances but want to manage other people's assets?



Actually, I manage my finances just fine at the moment. However, I just graduated from college last year and have student loans to pay off and my parent's just got laid off and need my help to support them. I'm just looking for something more steady right now rather than the rollercoaster ride I was experiencing at Ameriprise.

Aug 13, 2007 7:00 pm

I think a good bank program would fit you well based on your self-description.  If I were you, I'd look for banks with Asian ownership and/or strong presence in Asian communities.  You don't need a headhunter for this search.  Polish your resume, google some bank programs in your target area, dress nice and hand-deliver some resumes to program managers.  With your licensing and demographics, I'd say you'll get an offer.


Just understand that with the stability comes a downside...bankers don't like to pay you once you're successful.

Aug 13, 2007 7:02 pm

That's an excellent point--the Asian banker angle.


Where do you live silkgirl?

Aug 13, 2007 8:14 pm

It depends on what you think is hot....



3 feet tall with a flat head, pistol grip ears, fold-back teeth, daddy owns a liquor stroe and you turn into a pizza at midnight...

Aug 13, 2007 8:16 pm

Vick- that could be the best thing I have read in years.... Nice work !!!

Aug 13, 2007 8:32 pm
blarmston:

Vick- that could be the best thing I have read in years.... Nice work !!!


Doesn't say much for the amount of reading you do, kiddo.


Does that strike you as a valuable addition to a message board designed to help others?

Aug 13, 2007 8:45 pm

It could have been the best thing I've read in years... But its not...


My comment could have been a joke... And it was...

Aug 13, 2007 8:46 pm
blarmston:

It could have been the best thing I've read in years... But its not...


My comment could have been a joke... And it was...



It's humiliating isn't it--painting yourself as an idiot in public, and all.


What about what he said was even worthy of your comment?

Aug 13, 2007 10:40 pm

Right now I live in Houston, and about 90% of my clients were all Asian. There is definately a lot of money involved here but I was thinking of relocating to Irvine, CA soon. My book of clients aren't portable so they all got reassigned to other advisors at the firm.

Aug 13, 2007 11:21 pm

Union Bank in CA is majority Asian-owned (Mitsubishi Bank)...I'm sure there are others out there...


http://www.uboc.com/about/main/0,,24853464,00.html


Aug 14, 2007 7:29 am
Indyone:

Union Bank in CA is majority Asian-owned (Mitsubishi Bank)...I'm sure there are others out there...


http://www.uboc.com/about/main/0,,24853464,00.html




Actually I would think any bank, anywhere in the country, with a significant Asian customer base would salivate at the prospect of having a bilingual WOMAN who is fully registered.


I think having Asian ownership is sort of irrelevant--what you're looking for is a local manager who realizes that the customers are going to feel comfortable with "one of their own" across the desk.


Hell, why stop at a bank--why not go for the mother lode and approach some wirehouses with the "I am Asian, they are Asian....." suggestion.


That said, there are a lot of Asians who are already registered--but she has the internal plumbing benefit working for her too.

Aug 14, 2007 7:30 am
Ferris Bueller:

You should post photo's of yourself as incentive for us to keep helping you.


Silkgirl,


Did you find this contrbution to the message board to be of great value?

Aug 14, 2007 9:01 am
DAtoo:
Ferris Bueller:

You should post photo's of yourself as incentive for us to keep helping you.


Silkgirl,


Did you find this contrbution to the message board to be of great value?



Did you find that being an abortion survivor is of great value?

Aug 14, 2007 10:57 am
Indyone:

Union Bank in CA is majority Asian-owned (Mitsubishi Bank)...I'm sure there are others out there...


http://www.uboc.com/about/main/0,,24853464,00.html




I've posted this before and Indyone is right this is a very good niche for you.  A female  "classmate" at the EDJ training was from the SF Bay Area, Chinese and spoke several dialects.  She made an excellent niche market for herself as a broker dealing mainly with small business owners who are great clients.  They trusted her because she could communicate with them, were/are thrifty and loyal clients.


Go for it