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Jun 14, 2013 10:51 pm

I was just wondering if anyone could give me a understanding of how it is looked upon to apply to other firms than the original firm that has sponsored the Series 7, and/or if it is even possible. I know when I signed my training and licensing papers that it said something like: " You will be paid signing Bonus as long as you work for "firm" on completion". I really like my firm but I just don't think that they give a long enough paid training period before full commission. Also if changing firms is possible and a looked upon as just movement, does having the series 7 help with larger firms? I appreciate any feed back.



Jun 16, 2013 9:30 am

Not sure about that. I would like to switch to a different branch, however. Read my post by clicking my name and tell me what you think. If I were you, I would grab the Series 66 first before you leave, since that way you get it out of the way before your job search begins again. But yes, brokerage firms tend to seek out those who are already licensed, so job hunting should be easier the next time around. The unfortunate part of it is, that initial firm financially invested in you and you gave then a ROI of zilch. Have you considered switching branches instead? My target markets are not where I am located. I am therefore worried and might apply to switch branches, but not sure when I should do so. I technically could after I pass the 66, but I fear it might be too soon. I passed the 7 two weeks ago.