I'm currently 20, in a top college, econ major, doing pretty well.
After shadowing a manager for a few days, i was hooked on the job.
Because of my age, my experience is very limited. However, i had a job
cold-calling and managing accounts for a local newpaper which i loved
until i had to quit to leave for college. I love the thrill of a sale
and i think i'm rather good at it. I take the job very seriously as i
know that many try and few succeed, and i understand that it is a
relentless uphill battle. I have the will, but i don't know the way.
Are there introductory books or materials that you would recommend?
(Anything from sales advice to interviews to what kind of tie i should
wear) I'm talking starting from scratch. The only knowledge i have
about the industry is from a stock market class i took last year. My
plan is to find out more info on the industry this summer, 4.0 my
junior year while going through a series 7 book, then apply to
study/take the test next summer. Is this realitic? Is it my best
choice? ANY advice for an aspiring student would be much appreciated.
You need to get sponsored in order to take the test. You can not just take the test on your own. I would just call every single wire house in your area and let them know you want an internship. Thats what I did and it worked, a lot of people did not get back to me but some did.