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Apr 5, 2010 10:24 pm

applied online to Edward Jones last week. just got a form rejection letter saying they were considering candidates more closely related to what they are looking for. when i applied, i didnt choose a specific area in which to work in. i imagine the search was nationwide. it is laughable that they said i am not what they are looking for. i talked to many advisors before i applied and they liked me, told me to list them as references, and said they were pretty sure i could get on. so i didnt think there would be a problem. applying online seems problematic to me though because of the volume of applications they get per day? anybody else get this email? any suggestions?

Apr 5, 2010 11:19 pm

EJ IRs have a recruiting bogue they must hit for div trips... sorry dude. Without knowing more specific info about you that is what probably happened...

Apr 6, 2010 9:29 am

[quote=Jay08hawks]

applied online to Edward Jones last week. just got a form rejection letter saying they were considering candidates more closely related to what they are looking for. when i applied, i didnt choose a specific area in which to work in. i imagine the search was nationwide. it is laughable that they said i am not what they are looking for. i talked to many advisors before i applied and they liked me, told me to list them as references, and said they were pretty sure i could get on. so i didnt think there would be a problem. applying online seems problematic to me though because of the volume of applications they get per day? anybody else get this email? any suggestions?

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My guess is background info or job history...They are kind of weird when it comes to that stuff..

I applied online and got called 2 days later...

Apr 6, 2010 1:05 pm

Since Jones hires anyone with a pulse, I suggest you go immediately to the nearest funeral parlor.

Apr 6, 2010 1:38 pm

i figured it wouldnt be long before people who hate their lives start trying to bring down others on here just trying to get some idea on getting started in the business. ive listed a website to help you out:  http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

thank you n.d. and squash. i guess ill give some of the FAs i talked to earlier a call and see what they suggest.

Apr 6, 2010 1:47 pm

Apply somewhere else...or  Find a regional leader at Jones and walk in his office and make your case....

Apr 6, 2010 2:20 pm

Face to face will produce better results... besides it is their motto

Apr 6, 2010 2:29 pm

Judging from your post, you aren't qualified. Really. Try JC Penney.

Apr 6, 2010 4:36 pm

They don't hire that many people through online applications anyway.  The majority come from FA referrals.  They do, however, get FAR more inquiries online.  It takes them 5 internet applications for every 1 referral application to hire someone.  So I assume their internet application process is more automated - either you fit the "profile" to move on or you don't.  The volume is too huge to do it any other way.  Once you get to a liver person, it's totally different.  I would never apply online somewhere.

What's your background?

Apr 6, 2010 5:46 pm

Can you size someone for a pair of shoes?

Apr 7, 2010 12:44 pm

no comment

Apr 7, 2010 12:36 pm

Kill myself? No way. I feel great since I bought this great pair of shoes by that nice young fellow at JC Penney. Said he wanted to be a stock broker but had to settle for a broke stocker. And you can kiss my A_S any time, just give me 30 minutes to draw a crowd.

Apr 7, 2010 8:50 pm

Get one of your FA's that said you would make it to send in your app and recommend you. 

Apr 7, 2010 9:31 pm

ok sounds like good advice. planned on doing this anyway, just wondered if it happened often. thanks everybody!

Apr 8, 2010 7:03 pm

Go doornock the regional manager at his house on Saturday.

Apr 9, 2010 1:44 pm

Sell him some shoes when you get your job at JC Penney.