I am trying to get on with EJ

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Mar 14, 2007 6:13 pm

Okay, I just finished the phone interview a couple of days ago. Now I have to meet with a broker at one of the local branches. Now that I have gotten this far, what are my chances of being offered a job? I know it depends on my previous work and educational experience. I just didn’t know whether or not EJ was one of those companies that will let anyone go through the interview process, or if you make it a certain point, at least with some companies, you know you are a shoe in. 

Mar 14, 2007 6:35 pm

25%

Mar 14, 2007 7:22 pm

How important is the branch visit? Will the IR report back to the recruiter on how the visit went? Should I wear a suit? I am just trying to get the scoop from the inside. I want every advantage that I can get. 

Mar 14, 2007 7:38 pm

You should absolutely wear a suit. 


The interviewer will report back to the recruiter and will heavily impact the decision on whether or not to hire you.  They will ask you questions like: "tell me about a time when you overcame adversity...  tell me about a time when you delivered customer service above and beyond..."


Your previous work and education experience should be OK if you have made it this far.  If it's borderline, that will put more importance on the face-to-face interview.

Mar 14, 2007 7:43 pm

Thanks justcheckin. So this is like an interview in disguise. The recruiter told me that it wasn't an interview, but I needed to treat it like one and take a copy of my resume in. 

Mar 14, 2007 7:57 pm

27%

Mar 14, 2007 10:44 pm

Make sure to wear a brown suit and don't make your shoes to fancy lookin'

Mar 15, 2007 11:10 am

Don't mean to be cruel, but did you take an interviewing class in college?  ALWAYS wear a suit (as I sit in my office this morning in my bright green polo shirt).  Especially in this industry.  BTW we are now FAs, not IRs.  Work on using the right terminology. 


There are a few people in each region who are one more hurdle in the interview process.  Treat this just like you were interviewing with someone at the corportate office.  This FA will absolutely report back to both the RL and the recruiting dept.  Don't be overly nervous about it.  If they've given you a face to face interview, it's a good sign.  Good luck.  

Mar 15, 2007 11:23 am
guru:

How important is the branch visit? Will the IR report back to the recruiter on how the visit went? Should I wear a suit? I am just trying to get the scoop from the inside. I want every advantage that I can get. 


I would wear a black suit with a bright red tie.  I would also get a real good shine on my shoes.

Mar 15, 2007 12:06 pm

If it is a female, nice shoes are all you need!

Mar 15, 2007 12:43 pm
studio:

If it is a female, nice shoes are all you need!



A sturdy pair for the coldwalking.


Are you an idiot?  Can you not see all of the unhappy EDJ brokers here?  Why would you want to invest your time and your friends and families money there?

Mar 15, 2007 12:49 pm
studio:

If it is a female, nice shoes are all you need!


Um.   I would also suggest a skirt, jacket, blouse and possibly some underwear 

Mar 15, 2007 12:51 pm
babbling looney:
studio:

If it is a female, nice shoes are all you need!


Um.   I would also suggest a skirt, jacket, blouse and possibly some underwear 



I like studios idea better.  It would surely make a memorable impression!

Mar 15, 2007 1:04 pm
joedabrkr:
babbling looney:
studio:

If it is a female, nice shoes are all you need!


Um.   I would also suggest a skirt, jacket, blouse and possibly some underwear 




I like studios idea better.  It would surely make a memorable impression!



However, I was referring to the interviewer!

Mar 15, 2007 1:08 pm
vbrainy:
studio:

If it is a female, nice shoes are all you need!


A sturdy pair for the coldwalking.



EVERY TIME you walk you should be coldwalking.

Mar 15, 2007 2:39 pm

Thanks for the tips and encouragement.

Vbrainy, it really does not matter what company you work for, you are going to run into people that hate their job and people that love their job. What can you expect on a vent forum?

Mar 15, 2007 3:23 pm

Be sure to take a mirror!


That way you can prove to him/her that you can fog a mirror!   

Mar 15, 2007 3:26 pm

Drink a glass of cool aid in front of him/her. This will impress them also!

Mar 15, 2007 4:18 pm

How is kool-aid and EJ linked? I see this a ton in the posts, but the only conclusion that I have reached is that EJ is being compared to a cult.

I am still trying to figure out what fogging a mirror means. I know the literal translation, but you are throwing something figuratively at me. Maybe I am too young to know. Heck maybe I don't want to know. Forget I asked.

Mar 15, 2007 5:26 pm


I cant handle these threads anymore....