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Jun 17, 2005 11:25 am

I'm 22, and dying to be a broker for somebody, I'm a marketing major,
and I've got a C average, and good credit, I was active in a fraternity
and have little sales experience but i know i can do it, my dad's a
broker for jones, and does really well, so i automatically lean torward
jones, but i dont know if im brainwashed or if there is something
better, how can i get hired? i might be doing an internship with jones
next summer, i havent heard back from them yet, i just wish i could do
something to make myself look better. i know that frims generally do
not like young guys b/c they quit, there is a guy in the same region
here though that got hired at 21 out of the same school with a
marketing  degree with no connections, and he is killing it, i
think he's been out for 4 yrs and has 40 mil plus in AUM. do you'll
have any advice for me? 

Jun 17, 2005 11:52 am
riley44:

I'm 22, and dying to be a broker for somebody, I'm a marketing major,
and I've got a C average, and good credit, I was active in a fraternity
and have little sales experience but i know i can do it, my dad's a
broker for jones, and does really well, so i automatically lean torward
jones, but i dont know if im brainwashed or if there is something
better, how can i get hired? i might be doing an internship with jones
next summer, i havent heard back from them yet, i just wish i could do
something to make myself look better. i know that frims generally do
not like young guys b/c they quit, there is a guy in the same region
here though that got hired at 21 out of the same school with a
marketing  degree with no connections, and he is killing it, i
think he's been out for 4 yrs and has 40 mil plus in AUM. do you'll
have any advice for me? 





Tell me that I'm wrong when I conclude that the only reason you write
in all lower case is because you are not bright enough to know when you
should and should not capitalize words.



Next tell me why a guy who will be 23 next year would be willing to be
an intern somewhere?  When do you expect to actually move out of
your room at your folk's house?

Jun 17, 2005 12:23 pm

do what you want.  There are always going to be naysayers out there that say you are too young, or you can't make it.  They are partially right.  However, if you put your head down, you should be just fine. 


I will agree with Put's posts on training in that you should go somewhere that has a solid training program to properly introduce you to the industry.  After a few years and you have your ball rolling, you can move to a bigger and better opportunity at a Merrill, SSB, UBS, whatever suits your business style best.  The main key is to get the proper training to get your foot in the door.

Jun 17, 2005 2:30 pm

Egads.  I am about to agree with PUT.  Well,here is the problem.  The only desire I see in your post is that too make money.  That is not what this career is about.  Go somewhere else if you do not want to help people.  If you show a longterm commitment to work with people for THEIR BENEFIT you will get hired.

Jun 17, 2005 2:37 pm
maybeeeeeeee:

Egads.  I am about to agree with PUT. 
Well,here is the problem.  The only desire I see in your post is
that too make money.  That is not what this career is about. 
Go somewhere else if you do not want to help people.  If you show
a longterm commitment to work with people for THEIR BENEFIT you will
get hired.





Sorry honey, but the point of this business is TO MAKE MONEY.



If you embark on a career in sales with the idea that you're there to
help people you're going to find the door revolves very quickly.

Jun 17, 2005 5:02 pm
Put Trader:
maybeeeeeeee:

Egads.  I am about to agree with PUT.  Well,here is the problem.  The only desire I see in your post is that too make money.  That is not what this career is about.  Go somewhere else if you do not want to help people.  If you show a longterm commitment to work with people for THEIR BENEFIT you will get hired.



Sorry honey, but the point of this business is TO MAKE MONEY.



And if you can't do that, we'll make you part of management. 

Jun 17, 2005 8:54 pm

Start with Jones.  No matter what anyone says it's the best place to start. They give A LOT of support.  Build a book (10-15 mil of your own, not inherited) and move on to a bigger firm. You'll have a base, some age, and experience. Then you'll be dangerous as long as you continue to work hard.  The only reason I say this is because I did the same thing at the same age and I couldn't be happier with where I am now.  Good luck! 

Jun 18, 2005 11:09 am

sounds like a plan, thanks for the insight