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Oct 8, 2009 5:47 pm

I just have a quick question for those of you who were hired by EDJ.  They say it takes 5-7 business days after your final f2f interview to get a decision on your offer of employment.  That being said, after lurking on these boards for a bit, I see that several received calls the next day.  It's been three days for me and I was just curious to see if anyone was hired within that 5-7 days or if they just say 5-7 days to get a letter of rejection.  Anyone?

Oct 8, 2009 5:49 pm

I think mine was a few days. I don't recall for sure, though.

Oct 8, 2009 5:59 pm
hamburglar:

I just have a quick question for those of you who were hired by EDJ.  They say it takes 5-7 business days after your final f2f interview to get a decision on your offer of employment.  That being said, after lurking on these boards for a bit, I see that several received calls the next day.  It's been three days for me and I was just curious to see if anyone was hired within that 5-7 days or if they just say 5-7 days to get a letter of rejection.  Anyone?


 
What company is your backup?
Oct 8, 2009 6:09 pm

Honestly, at this point I don't have one.  I have a decent job that pays the bills.  It gives me time to research firms and see which ones I think would be a good fit for me.  First one on my list was EJ.  If this doesn't pan out, then I will worry about going on from there.  I do however, want to get out of this industry, and the sooner the better.  I guess I'm just a little anxious since this process has been fairly long already.

Oct 8, 2009 7:02 pm

Enjoy your current gig while you can. I'm not sure most understand how hard this gig is to get off the ground. Quoting a few guys in my class when we were just starting out;

 
"this is impossible"
Oct 8, 2009 7:08 pm

I appreciate the advice.  I know it's going to be really difficult to get an FA career off the ground, but I feel I have what it takes.  I do a lot of cold calling and "doorknocking" in my current position.  However rather than doing so "in my neighborhood or a specific area, I'm driving roughly 3000 miles a month to do my doorknocking.  All I'm asking is whether or not people are generally hired by EDJ within that 5-7 day range, or if they just use that because it takes that long to mail out a rejection.

Oct 8, 2009 9:02 pm

Edward Jones is a hiring machine...don't sweat the number of days. You will soon get a response from them. If there is a delay, it could be any of a number of reasons that have nothing to do with you. They aren't going to spend any more time on your resume than they have to.

You did send thank you notes, right?

Oct 9, 2009 7:40 am

I sent thank you emails since that was the way I've communicated this whole time.

Oct 9, 2009 8:53 am

hamblurglar - If you haven't received a phone call by now, you should probably be expecting a letter in the mail saying "We have found better candidates". Thats just me being honest. I got a call the next day and I have referred about 7 or 8 people through the system. They either received a call right away, or a letter in the mail. I would have a backup plan because I'd bet my paycheck that you were going to receive a letter.

Oct 9, 2009 9:00 am

I got a call the exact same day. Find an FA who will sponsor you.

Oct 9, 2009 9:26 am

Windy called me to give me the good news right after he interviewed me.