I dont understand the Edward Jones hiring process

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Sep 23, 2009 1:53 pm

One of my friends worked for Chase Bank, I know another guy who worked at a supermarket.  The guy from Chase had an accounting degree with a minor in finance, the guy at the supermarket had a hs diploma and a year of college


 
the supermarket guy got hired and the former banker didnt.  wtf is going on? 
Sep 23, 2009 1:57 pm
utcheachea:

One of my friends worked for Chase Bank, I know another guy who worked at a supermarket.  The guy from Chase had an accounting degree with a minor in finance, the guy at the supermarket had a hs diploma and a year of college


 
the supermarket guy got hired and the former banker didnt.  wtf is going on? 
 
Sep 23, 2009 2:06 pm

What's so difficult to understand?

Sep 23, 2009 2:09 pm

Hard to say without knowing them.  Crap, I worked at a bank many years ago with people with all kinds of finance/business/accounting degrees, and I wouldn't hire them for this job!


Remember - this is a SALES job, not an accounting or analyst position.  Groceryman may have had a more outgoing personality, interviewed better, etc.  I know several bankers who have been turned down at Jones because of too many jobs in a 5-year period, not enough promotion/professional improvement at their current job, etc.
 
Or, maybe the guy who recruited groceryman needed a new hire to win a diversification trip and asked a favor of the region hiring team.
Sep 23, 2009 2:09 pm

Shut up you freaking windy!

Sep 23, 2009 2:12 pm
hotair1:

Shut up you freaking windy!









Sep 23, 2009 2:41 pm
hotair1:

Shut up you freaking windy!

 
Strawberry sucker biotch...!!!!
Sep 23, 2009 3:11 pm
utcheachea:

One of my friends worked for Chase Bank, I know another guy who worked at a supermarket.  The guy from Chase had an accounting degree with a minor in finance, the guy at the supermarket had a hs diploma and a year of college


 
the supermarket guy got hired and the former banker didnt.  wtf is going on? 
Part of the exam is a fruits and vegetables quiz....guess who passed??
Sep 23, 2009 3:55 pm
Ronnie Dobbs:
hotair1:

Shut up you freaking windy!

 
Strawberry sucker biotch...!!!!



Funny the first time...

Sep 23, 2009 4:53 pm
voltmoie:
Ronnie Dobbs:
hotair1:

Shut up you freaking windy!

 
Strawberry sucker biotch...!!!!



Funny the first time...

 
I think that Dobbs can't really be Windy...cause that message was written by a 16 year old high school girl!
Sep 23, 2009 6:07 pm
utcheachea:

One of my friends worked for Chase Bank, I know another guy who worked at a supermarket.  The guy from Chase had an accounting degree with a minor in finance, the guy at the supermarket had a hs diploma and a year of college


 
the supermarket guy got hired and the former banker didnt.  wtf is going on? 
 
Sounds normal to me.
Sep 23, 2009 7:06 pm

That doesn't surprise me at all. There is not a thing in this world more overrated than a college degree. It does absolutely nothing to describe someones work ethic or level of common sense. Just because little Johnny went to Beer State University and got C's in accounting for 5 years and ran up his Dad's credit card doesn't mean he will be a successful professional. Groceryman will probably bust his ass and appreciate his opportunity while doing so.

Sep 23, 2009 7:30 pm
Ron 14:

That doesn't surprise me at all. There is not a thing in this world more overrated than a college degree. It does absolutely nothing to describe someones work ethic or level of common sense. Just because little Johnny went to Beer State University and got C's in accounting for 5 years and ran up his Dad's credit card doesn't mean he will be a successful professional. Groceryman will probably bust his ass and appreciate his opportunity while doing so.


 
 
College is important but very well said either way.
 
IN my career I've probably hired about 100 people or so in total. The way I see it college tells me (at least at the center of the bell curve):
 
1) they guy can finish what he starts,
2) he can reciprocate courtesy and respect in a diverse world, and
3) he must have some basic communication skills
 
I have/would hire someone without a degree if they demonstrate these things. To your point, there is nothing that substitutes for inner drive. Grocery man probably brought that to the table.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sep 23, 2009 7:44 pm
Cape1:
Ron 14:

That doesn't surprise me at all. There is not a thing in this world more overrated than a college degree. It does absolutely nothing to describe someones work ethic or level of common sense. Just because little Johnny went to Beer State University and got C's in accounting for 5 years and ran up his Dad's credit card doesn't mean he will be a successful professional. Groceryman will probably bust his ass and appreciate his opportunity while doing so.







College is important but very well said either way.



IN my career I've probably hired about 100 people or so in total. The way I see it college tells me (at least at the center of the bell curve):



1) they guy can finish what he starts,

2) he can reciprocate courtesy and respect in a diverse world, and

3) he must have some basic communication skills



I have/would hire someone without a degree if they demonstrate these things. To your point, there is nothing that substitutes for inner drive. Grocery man probably brought that to the table.















Two and Three are not given from having a college degree.



A college degree is extremely important, as it is such a basic education. It is the current equivalent of a 1960's high school diploma.



However. A college degree does not determine whether or not you succeed in this business.

Sep 23, 2009 7:59 pm

If he is not union, Groceryman will probably appreciate the salary more.
Chaseman will probably have a plan B

Sep 23, 2009 10:44 pm
iceco1d:

What's with the "Strawberry suck biotch!" thing?  I don't get it...



When wind goes to the bank to deposit his paycheck, birthday money from grandma, etc he tells the teller about how he earned his paycheck talking to a guy who was out mowing his lawn about fishing and how the guy pulled out a $400,000 brokerage statement and gave it to him.  When he finishes his story she nods and smiles and hands him a strawberry sucker and sends him on his way.

They all think wind is a very special young man and he's very creative with his stories so they remember him and remember that strawberry is his favorite flavor.

Sep 23, 2009 11:04 pm
BerkshireBull:
iceco1d:

What's with the "Strawberry suck biotch!" thing?  I don't get it...



When wind goes to the bank to deposit his paycheck, birthday money from grandma, etc he tells the teller about how he earned his paycheck talking to a guy who was out mowing his lawn about fishing and how the guy pulled out a $400,000 brokerage statement and gave it to him.  When he finishes his story she nods and smiles and hands him a strawberry sucker and sends him on his way.

They all think wind is a very special young man and he's very creative with his stories so they remember him and remember that strawberry is his favorite flavor.


Wind / Ronnie is the guy in you neighborhood who wears a helmet even when he is not riding his 3-wheeler.

Sep 24, 2009 12:35 am

[email protected] is the guy who fails at everything he does, is an embarrassment to his family, Can't keep a job, can't open an account, and is NOT [email protected]



By the way, the sucker statement is a crack at him working at a bank.

Sep 24, 2009 1:13 am
iceco1d:

I thought Still was at an insurance co. now? And I thought Ron was at the bank?





The sucker comment was to Ron.... Still has been at an insurance co. for a week.

Sep 24, 2009 5:07 am
Ronnie Dobbs:
hotair1:

Shut up you freaking windy!

 
Strawberry sucker biotch...!!!!



No dummy you made the sucker comment to me.  I work at Jones.  You are once again caught in a lie.