Take series 66 for my resume?

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Jan 2, 2011 3:51 pm

Hi folks, I'm a newbie but have enjoyed searching and reading your posts.

I could really use some advice!

I have been considering wealth management for a couple years and have recently begun job hunting (primarily UBS and MSSB) through contacts I have. I enjoy trading stocks and options myself so the field really interests me. I have 10 years as a real estate broker, 2 years as a financial analyst, and education-wise an MBA (not a top school though).

With the competition being pretty stiff in the market that I'm looking I am considering taking some tests to show I can pass them + to help boost my resume. I know I can take the 66 without a sponsor, but without a 7 it is not useful for anything. The reason I am considering studying/taking the exam is I would think it would look good on a resume??  Alternatively I could take the 63 and 65 as neither requires being sponsored, but I don't know if someone like UBS would require me to take the 66 anyway if I were lucky enough to get hired.

Your thoughs please?  BTW I'm 32 and looking at the Denver, CO marketplace.

Jan 2, 2011 4:36 pm

(63+65)= 66. UBS won't care which combination you opt for. Either way, one has no more capacity than the other. Personally, I would go with the 66. 1 test, 1 fee, done.