So What's Next... after EJ?

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Nov 30, 2010 9:06 pm

Just wanted a few peoples opinions about what they think..and response is greatly appreciated.

I am 24 years old, college grade 4 yr degree,  I went through the PASS Program at EDJ right out of college (Piratical Application of Sales and Service) I was giving an office and BOA with a very very small book of business less then 5 (I didn't hit the big book of business EJ lotto). I have qualified for PDP (still exceeding) but haven't gone its in Jan. But I'm starting to see that this job isn't going to pay the bills next year once my salary is gone.. and I would like become an analyst or switch over to something dealing with finance that has a salary of some sorts. I am planning on getting my MBA in 2012.  I just would like to hear the opinions on a few people who are versed in this industry on what my next steps should be or who should I try to go get a job with....or what they would do if they were in my situation..because I am water logged on the EJ kool-aid and I have switched to 100% juice.

Thanks for reading this.

Nov 30, 2010 10:03 pm

Check your PM

Dec 1, 2010 9:02 am

Why don't you try to get a job in their home office?  It will be a lot easier on you than going to another firm to do something else, THEN trying to get your MBA.  Jones is pretty good about bringing people into the home office.  And with your experience in the PASS program, you should have the inside track.  Are there any areas you would want to work there?  Honestly, job-hopping is just never a positive on your resume.  So the longer you can work at Jones and get your MBA, then the better your resume will look after you graduate.  Right now, your job prospects at age 24, no MBA, no advanced certifications, with another company are probably a bit thin.

Dec 21, 2010 10:26 am

Check your PM's

Jan 3, 2011 12:10 am

I think I am in the same position.  Any suggestions guys?

Jan 3, 2011 1:04 pm

Even if you're just barely hanging on by the skin of your teeth, you stick with it. We've been through just about the worst market in 100 yrs, NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO BE A QUITTER. Look back at 1976, for crying out loud, would you have really quit there?? For 24 yrs, the market went higher, the economy recovered, returns were great, the job got easier.

The world owes nothing, to the wishy washy either...

"Once more into the breach dear friends..."