Denied Employment with Edward Jones

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Mar 4, 2010 11:53 am

I went through the hiring process at Edward Jones all the way to the end.  Everything went well, I went above and beyond all expectations, and my interview went well.  Still, though, they denied me employment.  They wouldn't give anything but a generic answer (nothing specific) as to why they did not hire me.  Everything was going so well up until they said "no."  I'm at a loss.
From everything I've read, sometimes you can't take "no" for an answer, and if you really want a job with Edward Jones, you can get it.  So, I've prepared a presentation for the regional leader, and I'm going to ask him to override the hiring team's decision and hire me anyways.
Anybody else have any advice on what to do to improve my chances of getting an override?
Wish me luck.

Mar 4, 2010 12:00 pm

Forgot the toaster I see

Mar 4, 2010 12:04 pm

Sounds like the problem may have either been the Background Check or the Drug Test...
 

Mar 4, 2010 12:14 pm

they obviously saw something they didn't like.  try Friendly's

Mar 4, 2010 12:15 pm

oh, and change your name to 'Loser'

Mar 4, 2010 12:15 pm

Forgot the toaster I see

 Did you remember to wear pants?

Mar 4, 2010 12:17 pm

I have not taken a drug test yet, and the background check couldn't have been a problem, for I disclosed everything in full since the initial application.  But I'll agree that they saw something they didn't like, otherwise they would've hired me.  Still, I know I can succeed in this position, and I'm not going to stop until they give it to me.

Mar 4, 2010 12:17 pm

haha yes my pants were ON and ZIPPED

Mar 4, 2010 12:28 pm

I have not taken a drug test yet, and the background check couldn't have been a problem, for I disclosed everything in full since the initial application.  But I'll agree that they saw something they didn't like, otherwise they would've hired me.  Still, I know I can succeed in this position, and I'm not going to stop until they give it to me.

 
If it was after the FTF interview, and it wasn't conducted by the RL, you MAY get somewhere by going straight to him if you REALLY think you have the IT factor.  Thats if he will even give you the time of day.  That being said, I'd say you got a little ahead of yourself as far as name selection.

Mar 4, 2010 12:30 pm

If you can't get through the Jones interview process, give it up. This isn't exactly the top of the food chain. I hear that Nordstrom pays it's shoe salesmen pretty well.

Mar 4, 2010 12:32 pm

haha yes my pants were ON and ZIPPED

 
 
This is exactly why you weren't hired. When you go into the RL office for the attempt at the override make sure your pants are around your ankles and back your way in. If you want to assure yourself a job tattoo an ICA mountain chart on your lower back.

Mar 4, 2010 12:41 pm

I have not taken a drug test yet, and the background check couldn't have been a problem, for I disclosed everything in full since the initial application.  But I'll agree that they saw something they didn't like, otherwise they would've hired me.  Still, I know I can succeed in this position, and I'm not going to stop until they give it to me.

 
Tell us everything you disclosed.  For instance, if you were convicted of bank robbery, and disclosed it, you wouldn't get the job.

Mar 4, 2010 1:26 pm

The RL can give an override but he only has a limited number of bullets. Why would he want to spend it on you?

Mar 4, 2010 2:45 pm

This is exactly why you weren't hired. When you go into the RL office for the attempt at the override make sure your pants are around your ankles and back your way in. If you want to assure yourself a job tattoo an ICA mountain chart on your lower back.[/quote]
too funny

Mar 4, 2010 4:21 pm

haha yes my pants were ON and ZIPPED

  
 
This is exactly why you weren't hired. When you go into the RL office for the attempt at the override make sure your pants are around your ankles and back your way in. If you want to assure yourself a job tattoo an ICA mountain chart on your lower back.

Dammit Ron, sometimes you say funny things, sometimes you say hilarious things...that was downright heroic.

Mar 4, 2010 4:50 pm

Speaking of funny I just saw your new tag line ! Well Done ! LOL! I will also take the under and give odds !

Mar 4, 2010 5:57 pm

how bad is your credit score?? Also if your job history wasn't accurate they won't let you go further.

Mar 4, 2010 7:34 pm

seriously though, if you can fog a fuckin' mirror, you should be able to get hired at Jones.  Have you ever sold vacuum cleaners door-to-door?  I hear thats a prerequisite for EJ.  

Mar 4, 2010 8:31 pm

Reality is that the hiring process is not easy at jones.  I can see why they let anyone in.  Just look at all the present and past Jonsers on this board.
What you do not understand is that just because you disclose something and they let you interview you still have to get by compliance.  And it does not matter if the RL is a GP.  Obama himself could not change the mind of a Compliance Officer.

Mar 5, 2010 7:43 am

I am with the group that says you should kill yourself if you don't get hired at Jones.