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Feb 9, 2012 1:16 pm

Have series 7 and 66 no book? Any suggestions would be greatly apprecited. Thanks!

Feb 12, 2012 11:36 am

I take that as a no...

Feb 12, 2012 2:01 pm

Yes, why wouldn't there be?

Feb 12, 2012 7:29 pm

Care to elaborate on which ones, and/or where to start? Thanks!

Feb 12, 2012 8:52 pm

I don't know where you're from but I've seen posts for Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney recently. I am currently in the interview process for ML's PMD Program. Wouldn't hurt to check out other firms like:

Raymond James
Charles Schwab
Fidelity
Axa
Metlife
Scottrade
Pimco
Wells Fargo

Feb 12, 2012 8:53 pm

I don't know where you're from but I've seen posts for Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney recently. I am currently in the interview process for ML's PMD Program. Wouldn't hurt to check out other firms like:

Raymond James


Charles Schwab

Fidelity

Axa

Metlife

Scottrade


Wells Fargo

Feb 12, 2012 10:32 pm

[quote=ratherboncourse]

Care to elaborate on which ones, and/or where to start? Thanks!

[/quote]

The question is too broad.

Mutual life insurance companies like MassMutual, NYL, and NWML are always hiring because they offer no salary.

ML offices depend on region and complex. In my complex there is a hiring freeze on hiring people without a book because they over hired last year.

Word is that EdJ is hiring but is being more selective.

I would recommend deciding on where you would accept an offer and cold call the local manager. Exhibit the behavior they are looking for which is proactively making contact with people who are not expecting your call and build a case for them to give you a few minutes.

Good luck.

Feb 12, 2012 10:49 pm

[quote=ZwingDing]

[quote=ratherboncourse]

Care to elaborate on which ones, and/or where to start? Thanks!

[/quote]

The question is too broad.

Mutual life insurance companies like MassMutual, NYL, and NWML are always hiring because they offer no salary.

ML offices depend on region and complex. In my complex there is a hiring freeze on hiring people without a book because they over hired last year.

Word is that EdJ is hiring but is being more selective.

I would recommend deciding on where you would accept an offer and cold call the local manager. Exhibit the behavior they are looking for which is proactively making contact with people who are not expecting your call and build a case for them to give you a few minutes.

Good luck.

[/quote]

I appreciate the comments
and advice, I was looking to work either under an existing FA and on a team,
either way, I don’t really need or want a big salary, just want an opportunity
to make it. At the same time I don't want to primarily be selling insurance.

Feb 13, 2012 10:59 am

Where do you live?

Feb 13, 2012 11:52 am

[quote=registerme]

Where do you live?

[/quote]

I am in the south.... I been on these forums for a while and have always found your post insightful, especially when it came to studying for the exams, do you work for a major wirehouse? You can PM if you feel more comfortable.. Thanks!

Feb 13, 2012 12:01 pm

Thank you!  I am glad someone appreciates it!  apparently people seem to think that I work for Training Consultants which is HILARIOUS.  I guess that is what I get for trying to be as helpful as possible!  I would feel really guilty if I didn't help people out (with my opinion I guess), when I see them struggling on these websites for answers to things.  Anywaaaaaaysssss.   I don't work for a major wirehouse.  I work for a  wealth management firm part of a financial corporation.  It is a publicly traded financial services holding company with more than 20 subsidiaries (and the wealth management firm is one of the subsidiaries).  I like it a lot.  I am new to the industry.  I started in June of last year and wanted to get the Series 7 and 66 done before December so I was cramming a lot!  Just now getting started with my Financial Advisor on the business.  I do as you mentioned before.  I work for a Financial Advisor (it is his book).  So, I am on salary with some commission over ride.  I like it because I can learn a lot without having the pressure of bringing new business right now.  I plan to bring in new business eventually but I am still fairly young and don't feel too comfortable handling people's money yet.  I want to do it right!  

Feb 13, 2012 7:28 pm

[quote=registerme]

Thank you!  I am glad someone appreciates it!  apparently people seem to think that I work for Training Consultants which is HILARIOUS.  I guess that is what I get for trying to be as helpful as possible!  I would feel really guilty if I didn't help people out (with my opinion I guess), when I see them struggling on these websites for answers to things.  Anywaaaaaaysssss.   I don't work for a major wirehouse.  I work for a  wealth management firm part of a financial corporation.  It is a publicly traded financial services holding company with more than 20 subsidiaries (and the wealth management firm is one of the subsidiaries).  I like it a lot.  I am new to the industry.  I started in June of last year and wanted to get the Series 7 and 66 done before December so I was cramming a lot!  Just now getting started with my Financial Advisor on the business.  I do as you mentioned before.  I work for a Financial Advisor (it is his book).  So, I am on salary with some commission over ride.  I like it because I can learn a lot without having the pressure of bringing new business right now.  I plan to bring in new business eventually but I am still fairly young and don't feel too comfortable handling people's money yet.  I want to do it right!  

[/quote]

Thanks, sounds like you have a great opportunity. Hope I can land something like that, but at the very least, just an opportunity.