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Oct 1, 2005 11:20 pm

Secret is out: study your ass off! I'm just happy I scored over 90%, and wanted to share my happiness.  Good luck to all!

Oct 1, 2005 11:22 pm

Congratulations!!!!!!  Great work!!!!!


Welcome to the salt mines!

Oct 2, 2005 12:48 am
SaySo:

Secret is out: study your ass off! I'm just happy I scored over 90%, and wanted to share my happiness.  Good luck to all!


Who cares?

Oct 2, 2005 8:49 pm

We had a guy in training who scored a 98, highest score I have ever heard of. He lasted 3 weeks in the business.... Good luck...

Oct 2, 2005 9:24 pm

SS,


You scored 90?  As we vets say, U studied 20% more than u should have.  BTW, some firms won't have you selling with a score like that.  Cause you get too wrapped up in details.  It's proven.


Good luck

Oct 2, 2005 9:52 pm

Man great advice! Study you as. off!

Bravo to you and may your work ethic follow through with your career!


How can anyone say something negative after someone does really well. Its like your so caught up in your own negativism that you can't just say "good job". One cant hide the negaive vibes for a single sentence.


Amazing.

Oct 3, 2005 12:43 pm

You scored 90?  As we vets say, U studied 20% more than u should have.  BTW, some firms won't have you selling with a score like that.  Cause you get too wrapped up in details.  It's proven


I hardly think so.  I scored over 90%.  All it means is that you have a good memory and can test well in a stressful situation.  Why should your score on a test have anything to do with selling?  Are you saying if you score poorly you are a better salesman than someone who actually knows the material?  Isn't this reinforcing the stereotype a.) that we are only salespeople b.) salespeople are not too bright c.) if you are really smart you'll do something else.


Sarcasm alert......

Oct 3, 2005 4:42 pm
babbling looney:

You scored 90?  As we vets say, U
studied 20% more than u should have.  BTW, some firms won't have
you selling with a score like that.  Cause you get too wrapped up
in details.  It's proven


I hardly think so.  I scored over 90%.  All it means is
that you have a good memory and can test well in a stressful
situation.  Why should your score on a test have anything to do
with selling?  Are you saying if you score poorly you are a better
salesman than someone who actually knows the material?  Isn't this
reinforcing the stereotype a.) that we are only salespeople b.) salespeople are not too bright c.) if you are really smart you'll do something else.


Sarcasm alert......





I believe... someone correct me if I'm wrong that he mean't by scores
so high on the test you'd be wrapped up in all the technicalities and
would not produce as much as someone who scored say a 70 because they
wouldn't remember 30% of the procedures and therefor would sell
quicker/faster.



Just my 2 cents.

Oct 3, 2005 5:17 pm

Congrats I take my test on Oct 26th... I've been burying myself in
the book. My sups at work said If I can meet or exceed their scores
they will take myself and anyone else from my starting class out to
dinner/lunch... (They scored 91 and 92 respectivly). Food is a big
weakness for me... I've actualy been studing harder since I was told
that. hahaha.



-Marc

Oct 3, 2005 5:47 pm

I believe... someone correct me if I'm wrong that he mean't by scores so high on the test you'd be wrapped up in all the technicalities and would not produce as much as someone who scored say a 70 because they wouldn't remember 30% of the procedures and therefor would sell quicker/faster.


Maybe the person who scored high can remember more than 70% of the procedures, rules, facts and products quicker and faster and therefore sell not only faster and quicker but also better and more appropriately without compliance issues to slow him/her down on bad trades and missing paperwork? 


BTW: congratulations to the OP and good luck on winning that dinner.

Oct 4, 2005 9:27 pm
Starka:

Congratulations!!!!!!  Great work!!!!!


Welcome to the salt mines!





Can't agree more!!! And mining we go...

Oct 4, 2005 9:29 pm
noggin:

We had a guy in training who scored a 98, highest score I
have ever heard of. He lasted 3 weeks in the business.... Good
luck...





I know, I know... I heard stories too, like "the highest scores are the
first to go..." but I can't help it, I always apply myself to
everything I do, I studied for 2 months on Morgan's tab, and wanted to
have something to show for it.



I thank you for your good wishes, and send them back to you too. Regards.

Oct 4, 2005 9:31 pm
Spinner:

SS,


You scored 90?  As we vets say, U studied 20% more than u
should have.  BTW, some firms won't have you selling with a score
like that.  Cause you get too wrapped up in details.  It's
proven.


Good luck





I agree, I would be happy with a 70, but even happier with more. I take
your last remark as a good man's cautinary tales, and I appreciate
that. I will keep it mind. Regards.

Oct 4, 2005 9:33 pm
executivejock:

Man great advice! Study you as. off!

Bravo to you and may your work ethic follow through with your career!


How can anyone say something negative after someone does really
well. Its like your so caught up in your own negativism that you can't
just say "good job". One cant hide the negaive vibes for a
single sentence.


Amazing.





Ditto Jock. I really wanted to let it out and relax some of those
taking the exam soon. It's not the big monster some try to portray it
to be. Many tried to "enlarge" the fish they cought by making the exam
seem harder than it was.



Best to you Jock.

Oct 4, 2005 9:36 pm
babbling looney:

You scored 90?  As we vets say, U
studied 20% more than u should have.  BTW, some firms won't have
you selling with a score like that.  Cause you get too wrapped up
in details.  It's proven


I hardly think so.  I scored over 90%.  All it means is
that you have a good memory and can test well in a stressful
situation.  Why should your score on a test have anything to do
with selling?  Are you saying if you score poorly you are a better
salesman than someone who actually knows the material?  Isn't this
reinforcing the stereotype a.) that we are only salespeople b.) salespeople are not too bright c.) if you are really smart you'll do something else.


Sarcasm alert......





Bravo Babbling Looney. But between us, many salespeople aren't too
bright, but have learned to excel anyways; while many geniuses don't
have the courage to ask a girl out.



NTW, I have scored...as well on the later.

Oct 4, 2005 9:38 pm
DirectRevolt:
babbling looney:

You scored 90?  As we vets say, U
studied 20% more than u should have.  BTW, some firms won't have
you selling with a score like that.  Cause you get too wrapped up
in details.  It's proven


I hardly think so.  I scored over 90%.  All it means is
that you have a good memory and can test well in a stressful
situation.  Why should your score on a test have anything to do
with selling?  Are you saying if you score poorly you are a better
salesman than someone who actually knows the material?  Isn't this
reinforcing the stereotype a.) that we are only salespeople b.) salespeople are not too bright c.) if you are really smart you'll do something else.


Sarcasm alert......





I believe... someone correct me if I'm wrong that he mean't by scores
so high on the test you'd be wrapped up in all the technicalities and
would not produce as much as someone who scored say a 70 because they
wouldn't remember 30% of the procedures and therefor would sell
quicker/faster.



Just my 2 cents.





the 2 cents are taken, but I still think after 2 months of PAID,
full-time study, a 70 is not acceptable. One trainee actually got a 70
after 2 1/2 months studyning, and is laughed by many. Just another 2
cents.

Oct 4, 2005 9:39 pm
DirectRevolt:

Congrats I take my test on Oct 26th... I've been burying myself in
the book. My sups at work said If I can meet or exceed their scores
they will take myself and anyone else from my starting class out to
dinner/lunch... (They scored 91 and 92 respectivly). Food is a big
weakness for me... I've actualy been studing harder since I was told
that. hahaha.



-Marc





Best of luck, I suggest focusing on the exams for at least 2 weeks,
they are the key to success. Now here are two cents worth a free dinner.

Oct 17, 2005 3:55 pm

I say congrats.  Only a moron would think it's bad to score well.  To me, scoring so well means you are:



detail oriented.  In this business you HAVE to be detail oriented
or you will be getting called in my compliance and management for not
getting the details written down and organized.  How many people
have dozens of client's paperwork sitting on their desks because they
aren't detail oriented enough to get the work done on time?



A hard worker.  Yes he produced 20% more than he had to - he also
did the work.  Most managers would rather have someone who did
more than was required than the bare minimum.  Score doesn't have
a direct impact on income but being a hard worker versus doing the bare
minimum does have a major impact on income.



You are smart and able to learn new things.  Maybe you are smart
enough to grasp the IRA rules a little faster than everyone else. 
I for one need a cheatsheet but I scored in the 80's. 



Congrats - get to work.