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Feb 10, 2009 1:44 pm

ok, guys had a quick question. what jobs are there in this field that don't require selling. have a business degree and gunna take the 7. EX. i'm a very smart guy that likes finance but i hate sales, i can sell but i hate it. what jobs are out there. not looking to get mega rich just a good living in finance. i'm in maine if that helps. thanks

Feb 10, 2009 1:52 pm

This'll be fun to watch....Haaaannkk, oh Haaaannnnnkkkk.

Feb 10, 2009 1:53 pm

Brace for impact!

Feb 10, 2009 2:50 pm
boyznthiertoyz:

ok, guys had a quick question. what jobs are there in this field that don't require selling. have a business degree and gunna take the 7. EX. i'm a very smart guy that likes finance but i hate sales, i can sell but i hate it. what jobs are out there. not looking to get mega rich just a good living in finance. i'm in maine if that helps. thanks





Go back to school and get your CFA.

Feb 10, 2009 3:33 pm
boyznthiertoyz:

ok, guys had a quick question. what jobs are there in this field that don't require selling. have a business degree and gunna take the 7. EX. i'm a very smart guy that likes finance but i hate sales, i can sell but i hate it. what jobs are out there. not looking to get mega rich just a good living in finance. i'm in maine if that helps. thanks




None of us are in finance, so we can't help. Are you in a gang?

Feb 10, 2009 5:54 pm

Hank ur always so funny. U should do stand up

Feb 11, 2009 11:07 am

I can sell, just hate it = I can't sell

Feb 11, 2009 2:09 pm

Back office or sales assistant.


 
 
Feb 11, 2009 3:00 pm

What do you hate about selling? ... I assume you hate prospecting; if so, maybe you can find a less unpleasant way to prospect.


Feb 11, 2009 3:09 pm
boyznthiertoyz:

ok, guys had a quick question. what jobs are there in this field that don't require selling. have a business degree and gunna take the 7. EX. i'm a very smart guy that likes finance but i hate sales, i can sell but i hate it. what jobs are out there. not looking to get mega rich just a good living in finance. i'm in maine if that helps. thanks

 
Back office jobs at local broker/dealers in your area.  Compliance, operations, etc.  You're in Maine, so I am not sure what that leaves you with, but, that's my suggestion.
Feb 11, 2009 4:06 pm

He just needs to move a bit farther south to CT (Hartford) or to NY.  Or to someplace sunny like San Diego. 

Feb 11, 2009 6:04 pm

Of course, if the financial sector isn't to your liking due to all the "sales." You could take advantage of your natural local network and get into the wonderful world of lobster fishing (long hours, but great benefits.) And, of course, there is always OTR trucking. Good growth industry there.


Now, if you'll excuse me - I have to go make some sales calls. Me likey do tha sales. ABC easy as 123.
 
Best of luck to you.
 
Feb 12, 2009 2:08 pm

Our office has an opening for one or two for Admin. Assistants. You don't have to sell , you are in the Financial Services Industry. Are you kidding?

The benefits are great and your boss ( to wit SALES PERSON ) gets to pay you in both up or down markets.
If you look hard a Government Job awaits you.
Feb 12, 2009 2:23 pm

Boyz - you don't need the 7. I believe Miss Jones said get the CFA. This is a good approach. You can also try getting on as an analyst at a hedge fund while you study. Or try a mutual fund. Likely you'll be making copies, fetching coffee and delivering mail for a while. Although I believe someone already pointed out that you could be a secretary.



You don't need to go to school to get your CFA, although there are programs that will "prep" you for the exam. In order to pass the CFA, you will have to study your tail off - I mean REALLY study. It is not the series 7, or 65, or 66. Nor is it the CFP. My old finance professor (Ph.D.) failed level I twice and level II twice.



So you have to ask yourself. Are you smart enough not to like sales if you are good at it?

Feb 12, 2009 4:50 pm
MISS JONES:
boyznthiertoyz:

ok, guys had a quick question. what jobs are there in this field that don't require selling. have a business degree and gunna take the 7. EX. i'm a very smart guy that likes finance but i hate sales, i can sell but i hate it. what jobs are out there. not looking to get mega rich just a good living in finance. i'm in maine if that helps. thanks



Go back to school and get your CFA.

 
That's a great answer.  I can't believe Hank haven't suggested he get his CFP.
 
Seriously...the CFA or CFP is probably the best course for you.  With either credential, you should be able to find a job more to your liking once the economy bounces back.
Feb 13, 2009 8:45 pm

Hamburger U's got a great program

Feb 14, 2009 10:21 pm

There are plenty of jobs. Mutual Fund houses doing marketing, fund analytics, analysts, events, firm relations, ect. Same applies to working inside an insurance company. Their is plenty of jobs that require a 7 that are behind the scenes. Just because you have a 7 doesn't mean your a broker. Most places are on a freeze right now, but good luck.

Feb 15, 2009 10:00 am

I would look into becoming an analyst.

Feb 18, 2009 11:41 am

You could be a registered reps' sales assistant. It's a foot-in-the-door to the industry and you may change your mind on sales.