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Sep 16, 2006 6:32 pm

I am in the process of interviewing with Merrill. Does any know what I can expect on the "tests". Could you shed some light on the entire interview proceess. Thanks

Sep 16, 2006 7:12 pm

basic math and economics test. They want to see if you can pass the series 7.

Sep 17, 2006 2:25 am

look in the rookies section. I have a few "stupid" questions I posted? I got a great number of respones. The posters on this forum are wonderful and usually provide excellent answers to a "rookies" question.

Sep 17, 2006 5:23 am

This will be a lengthy reply so please "Bear" with me:


The Merrill exam reminded me of the GRE or GMAT (aptitude tests for getting into graduate school). Way back when 20 some years ago I was a almost newly minted graduate student and JMO seeking to make my way in the world as my Army time was almost over. I wanted a position with a Fortune 100 firm which offered good starting salary and an oppportunity to be CEO in 20 to 25 years. Merrill was one of perhaps 20 (can't recall exactly) firms that liked my CV and granted me an interview. Had gotten past the 2nd interview (round of tests) and decided to accept an offer with Miller Brewing (then a wholly owned subsidiary of what's now known as Altria).


There's a good article in today's NY Times about newly minted MBA's entering the workforce and what's hot and what's not in financial services. I think quite a few of the rookies who read this thread and/or post on it may find it of interest:


http://www.nytimes.com (go to the Deal Book section)


FD: no position in the New York Times (NYT:NYSE)


no position in Merrill Lynch (MER:NYSE)


No comment on Altria (MO:NYSE)


How 'bout them Trojans! Rah, rah, rah Marshall School of Business and Rajin' Cajun John David Booty.


Merrill Lynch does have (I am told) an excellent (maybe the best) training program for those seeking to be financial advisors aka financial consultants aka brokers aka whatever the next buzzword is.


Sep 17, 2006 8:46 am

I can't find the deal book section?

Sep 17, 2006 9:07 am

http://dealbook.blog.nytimes.com/?p=7302


Newly minted MBA's and jobs/opportunities in the financial services sector article along with comments (some being from newly minted MBA's).



Sep 17, 2006 9:09 am

http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/?p=7302


This should work.