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Nov 27, 2009 2:40 pm

Two weeks back, I was contacted by a recruiter regarding MSSB FA position.  So, after a phone interview with this person I submitted the online application.  


I was told that I should receive a e-mail with links to assessment exams. It's been over a week, and I haven't received any kind of response from MSSB.  Turns out, according to the recruiter, they are thinking over my application because I lack 5 years of work experience. 
 
I'm fairly young.  I have 2 years of investment banking experience after college, but FA is what I really wanted to do for a very long time.  I have an entrepreneurship experience; I have my own small, part-time business that involves extensive sales.  I am active in my local community with leadership positions. 
 
Would they really reject me because I lack 5 years of work experience?  I have a compelling business plan ready and even a letter of recommendation from another former financial advisor.  It will be a real shame if they reject my application even before they get to see these and interview me in person.
 
Should I contact the branch manager directly - send him my resume, business plan, letter of rec. and then call him up?   I figure that will at least demonstrate my assertiveness. 
Nov 28, 2009 11:30 am
richkid111:

Two weeks back, I was contacted by a recruiter regarding MSSB FA position. So, after a phone interview with this person I submitted the online application.

I was told that I should receive a e-mail with links to assessment exams. It's been over a week, and I haven't received any kind of response from MSSB. Turns out, according to the recruiter, they are thinking over my application because I lack 5 years of work experience.



I'm fairly young. I have 2 years of investment banking experience after college, but FA is what I really wanted to do for a very long time. I have an entrepreneurship experience; I have my own small, part-time business that involves extensive sales. I am active in my local community with leadership positions.



Would they really reject me because I lack 5 years of work experience? I have a compelling business plan ready and even a letter of recommendation from another former financial advisor. It will be a real shame if they reject my application even before they get to see these and interview me in person.



Should I contact the branch manager directly - send him my resume, business plan, letter of rec. and then call him up? I figure that will at least demonstrate my assertiveness.





go back to grad school



Nov 28, 2009 8:39 pm

As far as I know, being a FA doesn't require that I have MBA or any graduate degree.  Why would I go back to school?  Thanks for the useless advice. 

Nov 28, 2009 10:15 pm

Richkid - You have the right idea. Try to contact the BM directly, if you get to him, he will appreciate you're being aggressive. If you cant get to him after a couple of tries, ask for the Asst Br Mgr, if there is one. If there isnt one, just do whatever you need to do to get the the mgr. Dont depend on the Recruiter.

May 11, 2010 4:04 pm

greetings im trying to find out whats in the online assesment with morgan stanley ..i know some of it its math and sales..do amy of your remember any specific questions etc? thanks