My first day at Wachovia

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Jun 16, 2008 2:54 pm

…isn’t quite done yet (on lunch now)

So far I’m really impressed, a hair nervous, and a bit overwhelmed.  They had some really nice offices open, but I’m so amazingly far from complaining since I’m merely a trainee, and my office is pretty nice, and it beats my current digs by a long shot since I can see sunlight now

The people are very nice, and I’m blow away with how on top of things everyone is, the training program looks pretty intense, 10 weeks until the 7, and there is a remarkable amount of info to absorb. 

There is a conference call in about an hour, and I wouldn’t be surprised if a few of you are on it.

Jun 16, 2008 3:31 pm

Take your next 10 weeks extremely seriously, treat the studying as if it’s your only job.  After all of your tests, get ready for your real job.  The studying and testing will seem like a vacation.  Good luck.

Jun 16, 2008 8:01 pm

Snaggs is right.  Get a list of who you’re going to call.  How you’re going to prospect.  Get a business plan in place and follow it once you have your number.  Read the Judge’s post 500 day war.

Jun 18, 2008 11:35 am

+1 on snaggs advice. Right now your only job is to pass the test. No pass = no job. Nothing else matters, for now.

Jun 20, 2008 6:54 pm

First day on the job and your surfing the interweb ?


Jun 20, 2008 9:31 pm

so how did your first week go?

Jun 25, 2008 2:36 am

Congrats and good luck!  FAIT is a good gig, but can be trying.

 Just FYI, you might want to use the corporate intranet as a resource to find out what corporate information (firm names, etc) can and cannot be used on social and networking websites/forums.  Compliance might be more strict than you think in some cases.  

Jun 25, 2008 8:28 am

I’ll take a look for sure.  Everyone is very nice to work with, just been cruising through the training… so far so good. 

Oh yeah, I was actually on an extended lunch when surfing the intardweb

Jul 3, 2008 2:29 am

Any tips on questions a pre-hire should ask? I just finished the personality assessment and I think the branch meeting is next. What do I need to clarify with BOM to see if I am I walking into the frying pan or the fire?

Jul 5, 2008 11:45 am

Check out the production expectations, and get an idea what kind of assets you have to bring in per month.  Get a feel for the place, because I think the BOM is the one that sets the personality of the office to a big extent.  Until I pass the 7 I’m playing it low profile, just saying hi to people, so I really don’t know enough now to guide you.

Jul 7, 2008 10:44 pm

Thanks. I’ll check back to see if anyone else has anything to add.