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Oct 20, 2013 5:15 pm


I am currently active duty military and am midway thru my contract.  When I get out of the Army I am considering a career as a finincial advisor.  I am older (curently 42) and have never been in sales before.  I am near completion of a BS in BA in about a year.  Hard work has never been an issue for me.  My question is how receptive is this business towards older guys and what is the employment outlook like. 

Oct 26, 2013 8:02 pm

Age isn't an issue. In fact it may help. Would any 65 yr old want go give all their money to a 24 yr old?

If you can sell. You can succeed.

Nov 3, 2013 3:15 am

Agreed with Amber..age aint a factor esp over the phones if you can sell and are knowledable about the product, and sound like a salty vet you can sell

Nov 3, 2013 3:15 am

Agreed with Amber..age aint a factor esp over the phones if you can sell and are knowledable about the product, and sound like a salty vet you can sell

Nov 5, 2013 9:58 pm

Nick, your age is a benefit.
The Veterans market may be a good place to focus your energy as you will be seen as older and wiser and also have instant credibility with the younger vets.
When I got out of the Navy in 1980, there was no one offering me advice on what to do next. I can imagine that hasn't changed much....